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Who did Mother Teresa take her religious name from?

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St. Therese of Lisieux who is a patron saint of the missions.

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It is traditional for religious to take a new name when they join a religious order. In the Sisters of Loreto, when a woman makes her final vows, she take the title of Mother. Mother Teresa took the name Teresa in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux, a patron saint of missionaries.


When she took her religious vows, she chose to take the name Teresa after Saint Therese of Lisieux who is the patron of missionaries.


Mother Teresa changed her name because her favorite saint was Saint Therese of Lisieux. It is customary for religious to take the name of a saint when they enter an order.


Mother Teresa wanted to take as her patron Saint Therese of Lisieux but that name was already taken by another sister of Loreto. She chose to use the Spanish spelling of the name instead - Teresa.


Mother Teresa said something like this: If there is an organisation against war - don`t invite me; if there is an organisation, supporting the peace -I`m in.


Mother is a titled conferred on members of the Loreto Order when they become sisters. Mother Teresa originally wanted to take the name Therese after terese of Lisieux but that name was already taken by another member of the order. She chose instead to take the Spanish version of the name - Teresa.



When she took her vows as a sister of Loretto, she wanted to take the name of Therese after Saint Therese of Lisieux but the name was already taken. She took Teresa instead.


Mother Teresa did not take part in sports.


Mother Teresa helped people with AIDS and many other disease's.


No, "Mother Teresa" had her Beatification in October of 2003. The Beatification process can take decades before Sainthood.


Mother Teresa had no children of her own. She did take in a number of orphans, however. Many more than five.


Mother is a title bestowed on sisters of the order of Loreto when a girl makes her vows. She wanted to take the name Therese after Therese of Lisieux but that name was already taken by another sister of the order. She took the Spanish version of the name, Teresa, instead. The name was her choice.


She wanted to take the name Therese in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux but that name was already taken by another nun in her order. Instead, she settled on Teresa.



When she took her vows with the Sisters of Loreto she wanted to take the name Therese in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux but the name was already being used by another member of the order. She then chose to use the Spanish spelling of Teresa.


Catholic AnswerMother Teresa was ateaching sisterwho applied for permission from the Vatican to leave her teaching Order and found a new missionary order ofreligious sistersto take care of the poorest of the poor. Mother Teresa was the foundress and Mother General of this new order, the Missionaries of Charity.


it was at least in the thousands, but i doubt the nuns with mother teresa did not even take track of it.


Mother Teresa spent the majority of her life serving the poorest of the poor. Her work will never be completed as long as their are poor in the world.




To sleep and bathe, of course she took off her sari.


Mother Teresa took care of many children in her life time. There`s not an exact number of kids she took care of. All I can say is that she took care of thousands of children.


Mother Theresa was never married in the normal sense. Nuns are considered married to Jesus Christ and take a vow of chastity.


Mother Teresa and all the Missionaries of Charity take a vow of poverty. They own nothing personally and everything belongs to the community. Everything they need is provided to them by the community to live a very modest life with absolutely no frills or comforts.



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