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

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