Mother Theresa by Conor Gettinby

  • She never saw her mother or sister again after leaving home to become a missionary.
    • She once traveled through a war zone to rescue 37 children from the front lines.
    • she worked almost up until her death on September 5, 1997.
    • Mother Teresa was born in Uskub Ottoman Empire on August 26, 1910
  • Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. When she was 36 years old, Mother Teresa felt the call from God to help the poor of India.
    • She received some basic medical training and then set out to help the sick and needy
    • In 1931, she took her vows as a nun and chose the name Teresa
    •  Agnes began her missionary work in Darjeeling, India In 1950, Mother Teresa formed a group within the Catholic Church called the Missionaries of Charity
    • It takes around 9 years of service to become a full member of the Missionaries of Charity.
    • She had very little support and, while trying to feed and help the poorest of the poor, she herself was constantly hungry and even had to beg for food.
    • She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979
    • She received numerous awards for all her charity work including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan.
    • She worked almost up until her death on September 5, 1997

Facts about Mother Teresa – Jude Dewhurst

Mother Teresa was born in Uskub (Republic of Macedonia) on August 26, 1910. Her father died when she was aged eight. Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. When she turned 18, Agnes joined the Sisters of Loreto to become a missionary to India. She spent a year in Ireland learning to speak English.

Her entire life was fully devoted to helping the poor, the sick, the needy, and the helpless. When she was 36 years old, Mother Teresa decided to help the poor of India. While trying to feed and help the poorest of the poor, she herself was constantly hungry and even had to beg.

In 1950, Mother Teresa formed a group within the Catholic Church called the Missionaries of Charity.When she first started the Missionaries of Charity there were only 13 members. Today, the group has over 4,000 members who care for people all over the world.

She once traveled through a war zone to rescue 37 children from the front lines. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Rather than have the traditional Nobel honor banquet, she asked that the money for the banquet be donated to the poor of India.

She died September 5, 1997 in Calcutta  India. Mother Teresa now called Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was canonised (made a saint) by Pope Francis on the 4th September 2016.

Jude Dewhurst

 

 

 

Mother Teresa facts

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born on the 27th August 1910. She always wrote her birthday as the 27 August because that was the day of her baptism, which was always more important to her than her birth. Mother Teresa’s birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.  Six years later, in 1928 , an 18-year-old Agnes Bojaxhiu decided to become a nun and set off for Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin. It was there that she took the name Sister Mary Teresa after Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Also she was a Roman Catholic nun, who devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. She spent many years in Calcutta, India where shed founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation devoted to helping those in great need.On 19 October 2003, she was beatified as “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta”. A second miracle was credited to her intercession by Pope Francis, in December 2015, paving the way for her to be recognised as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Her canonisation is scheduled for 4 September 2016.                                                                                                                                                                          Related imageImage result for mother teresa facts for kids