Mother Teresa Biography

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Mother Teresa or Agnes was conceived on 26 August 1910 into a Kosovar Albanian family. Be that as it may, she believed August 27 to be her “actual birthday” as she was submersed on that day.

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The family lived in Skopje the present capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Around then it was a piece of the Ottaman Empire. She was the most youthful part in her family. Her folks were Nikolle and Dranafile Bojaxhiu. She lost her dad at eight years old.

Youth and Early Life

She was intrigued by the accounts of the lives of preachers and resolved to carry on with a religious life at 12 years old. In any case; she took last goals on 15 August 1928. Agnes left her family (1928) when she was just 18 years of age and joined the Sisters of Loreto at Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland to learn English.

Favored Teresa of Calcutta

She touched base in India in the year 1929 and started her amateur in Darjeeling where she learnt Bengali and instructed at St. Teresa’s School. She accepting her religious promises as a cloister adherent on 24 May 1931. She was otherwise called “Favored Teresa of Calcutta”. Her approved life story was composed by Indian government employee Navin Chawla and distributed in 1992. In 1979 Teresa got Nobel Peace prize.

Four nuns in sandals and white-and-blue saris
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Missionaries of Charity in traditional saris

Mother’s Missionary Works

Mother Teresa started her teacher work in 1948. She wound up Indian native and spent couple of months in Patna where she got fundamental medicinal preparing in the Holy Family Hospital. At that point she began working for poor people. Later in the year 1949 a gathering of young ladies joined her prompting the arrangement of another religious gathering working to support the poor area in the general public.

Preachers of Charity

She got Vatican authorization in 1950 to start the diocesan assembly which transformed into Missionaries of Charity. The point of the association was to mind the individuals who were observed to be dismissed and undesirable in the general public. In 1952 she opened the principal Home for the Dying in Kolkata.

President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan with Mother Teresa, standing at a microphone
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President Ronald Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony as First Lady Nancy Reaganlooks on, 20 June 1985.

She got support from the Indian authorities to change over a relinquished Hindu sanctuary into Kalighat Home for the Dying. Teresa renamed it as Nirmal Hriday or Home of the Pure Heart. She additionally opened homes for different purposes. Some of them are Shanti Nagar or City of Peace, Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, Missionaries of Charity Brothers and Missionaries of Charity Sisters. At present Missionaries of Charity have its branches everywhere throughout the world.

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