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

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