The Life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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  • Created on: 09-03-16 09:27

Basics

  • born on 26 august 1910
  • in macedonia
  • her father died when she was 8
  • Gonxha Agnes - real name
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first steps

  • joined the institute of the blessed virgin mary at age 18
  • in ireland
  • got the name Sister Mary Teresa after Thérèse of Lisieux
  • in January 1929 she arrived in Calcutta, India and started teaching at St Mary's  School for girls
  • in 1944 she became the school's headmistress
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call

  • on 10 September 1946
  • on a train ride
  • got a 'call' from Jesus to go help the poor
  • on 17 august 1948 she set out into the world of the poor
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beginning

  • she washed sores of some children
  • cared for an old man lying sick on the road
  • nursed a dying woman (from hunger and TB)
  • after some months she was joined by her former students
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what has she set up

  • a house on every continent
  • a house in all communist countries
  • missionaries of charity brothers
  • the contemplative brothers
  • the missionaries of charity fathers
  • the co-workers of mother Teresa
  • the sick and suffering co-workers
  • the lay missionaries of charity
  • the corpus Christi movement for priests
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what prizes has she received?

  • the indian padmashri award
  • the nobel peace prize in 1979
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death

  • died from heart failure
  • 5 septermber 1997
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