Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

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Was Mother Teresa ever rich?

Not money wise, she was a Catholic sister and sister in the Catholic Church take the three vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. They do this because these come from the evangelical counsels of Christ. So because Jesus was poor she live her life poor but in spirit she was rich because she helped the hungry, the ill, the poor, and the orphaned, and the dying.

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What is Mother Teresa zodiac sign?

Virgo

Virgo's are known to be into serving the public, which Mother Teresa certainly symbolizes. They serve in both their work and personal lives.

They are very down to earth people, having a calming influence on others.

Virgo's work hard, long hours, more than most.

They enjoy working on projects, and able to finish them too.

Virgo's are neat and orderly. Unorganized desks or work piled on too high too fast stresses them out. What calms them down is getting the mess into neatly organized piles and schedules.

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Who was Mother Teresa?

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Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 27 August 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia. When she was just 17, she joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto, a Catholic order that did charity work in India. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950, which was a new order devoted to helping the sick, disabled and poor, and continued to tirelessly minister to the world's most needy people.

The Missionaries of Charity now operates schools, hospitals, orphanages, and food centres in over 100 cities worldwide. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace". Mother Teresa died on 5 September 1997.

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Mother Theresa was a woman from Albania, born 26 August 1910. She became a member of the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland in 1928 and was sent as a missionary sister to Calcutta. In 1946, she received an "inspiration" from God to establish an Order to care for the poorest of the poor. She applied for and received permission from the Vatican (as she was in Solemn Vows) to leave her Order and start the Sisters of Charity, which was established in the Archdiocese of Calcutta in 1950. Pope John Paul II, who was a friend of hers, opened her cause of Canonization and on 20 December 2002 approved the decrees of her heroic virtues and miracles.

Mother Teresa was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity.

she was a kind woman who had religious experiense that made her give up her life to help others.

Mother terrisa was an amzing person! If u type in her name on the internet u would find some really great results! sorry i dont have much to offer!

Born: August 26, 1910

Died: September 5, 1997

Achievements: Started Missionaries of Charity in 1950; received Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979; received Bharat Ratna in 1980.

Mother Teresa was one of the great servants of humanity. She was an Albanian Catholic nun who came to India and founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata. Later on Mother Teresa attained Indian citizenship. Her selfless work among the poverty-stricken people of Kolkata (Calcutta) is an inspiration for people all over the world and she was honored with Nobel Prize for her work.

Mother Teresa's original name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She was born on August 27, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia. Her father was a successful merchant and she was youngest of the three siblings. At the age of 12, she decided that she wanted to be a missionary and spread the love of Christ. At the age of 18 she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India.

After a few months of training at the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dublin Mother Teresa came to India. On May 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. From 1931 to 1948, Mother Teresa taught geography and catechism at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta. However, the prevailing poverty in Calcutta had a deep impact on Mother Teresa's mind and in 1948, she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent school and devote herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta.

After a short course with the Medical Mission Sisters in Patna, she returned to Calcutta and found temporary lodging with the Little Sisters of the Poor. She started an open-air school for homeless children. Soon she was joined by voluntary helpers, and she received financial support from church organizations and the municipal authorities. On October 7, 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from the Vatican to start her own order. Vatican originally labeled the order as the Diocesan Congregation of the Calcutta Diocese, and it later came to known as the "Missionaries of Charity". The primary task of the Missionaries of Charity was to take care of those persons who nobody was prepared to look after.

The Missionaries of Charity, which began as a small Order with 12 members in Calcutta, today has more than 4,000 nuns running orphanages, AIDS hospices, charity centres worldwide, and caring for refugees, the blind, disabled, aged, alcoholics, the poor and homeless and victims of floods, epidemics and famine in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, Poland, and Australia. In 1965, by granting a Decree of Praise, Pope Paul VI granted Mother Teresa permission to expand her order to other countries. The order's first house outside India was in Venezuela. Presently, the "Missionaries of Charity" has presence in more than 100 countries.

Mother Teresa's work has been recognised and acclaimed throughout the world and she has received a number of awards and distinctions. These include the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971), Nehru Prize for Promotion of International Peace & Understanding (1972), Balzan Prize (1978), Nobel Peace Prize (1979) and Bharat Ratna (1980).

On March 13, 1997, Mother Teresa stepped down from the head of Missionaries of Charity and died on September 5, 1997, just 9 days after her 87th birthday. Following Mother Teresa's death, the Holy See began the process of beatification, the second step towards possible canonization, or sainthood. This process requires the documentation of a miracle performed from the intercession of Mother Teresa. In 2002, the Vatican recognized as a miracle the healing of a tumor in the abdomen of an Indian woman, Monica Besra, following the application of a locket containing Teresa's picture. Monica Besra said that a beam of light emanated from the picture, curing the cancerous tumor. Mother Teresa was formally beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003 with the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. A second miracle is required for her to proceed to canonization.

she was the youngset of 2 sisters

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Why did Mother Teresa move around a lot in her life?

She traveled a lot to raise money for her work and also to visit her many missions around the world. Her home,however,was always in Calcutta, India.

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Did people hate Mother Teresa?

Mother Teresa had her share of critics who claim she did little to relieve suffering and spent all her donations to further expand her order. The people who criticize have no concept of what she originally set out to accomplish and the barriers she encountered. The poor of India who were near death were abandoned to die in the gutters of the city in hopes that someone would eventually removed the body and dispose of it. Mother Teresa set out to provide hospices where these terminally ill could at the very least die with some dignity and not alone, where they could receive basic care and companionship in their final hours or days. She thought it important to help as many people as she could and her resources were spread thinly. She also faced problems with the medical system of India because of the caste system as most of the people she tried to help were 'untouchables.'. As her order has spread around the world and her available resources have increased the Missionaries of Charity are upgrading their services where they are able to include medical clinics, hospitals, orphanages and so forth. I can think of no other organization or individual who have had the impact of Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity.

Which provides the greater amount of good?
Spending all your resources so that a small number of people can receive the best of medical treatment or using those same resources to help thousands by giving them basic care and comfort. Keep in mind that they would otherwise receive NO care. They would die alone in the streets and their bodies treated like so much trash to be disposed of.

Some also criticized Mother Teresa for accepting donations from criminals or petty tyrant governments. Mother Teresa followed the example of Jesus and never judged others. (Do not judge others lest you be judged.) She left the judging to God. She accepted help from anyone, good or bad, young or old, rich or poor. She never questioned their motives as she didn't care. God would judge their actions, not her. Because she accepted these funds from what some would call questionable sources some felt she was giving tacit approval of the actions of these leaders. This could not be further from the truth. Mother Teresa took no sides. She was not a judge.

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When was Mother Teresa born?

As per the Vatican biography of Mother Teresa, she was born on August 26, 1910, and baptized on the following day. Mother Teresa considered the day of her baptism as her real birth date. She was born in Skopje, Albania. Today it is known as Macedonia.

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Is Mother Teresa still alive now?

She died in 1997 at the age of 87 from a heart attack.

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What is the abbreviation for nun or sister?

Type your answer here... a nun or a sister is a person who lives in a convent and who dosent marry.

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When was Teresa Palomo Acosta born?

October 20, 1908

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What does Mother Teresa mean by poverty of heart?

Mother Teresa meant poverty of heart,the lackadaisical attitude of the people towards poor and down trodden of the society. She gave us the teaching that it is a privilege and a joy to be able to serve the poor. They are very beautiful and have much to give us. We should thank God for giving us the opportunity to serve our fellowmen who live and die in poverty and hunger.

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How many days after Princess Diana's death was the death of Mother Teresa announced?

three

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What was Mother Teresa's weight at birth?

At the time of Mother Teresa's birth, most children were born at home and their weights were not recorded.

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What did Mother Teresa say about dying with dignity?

In the words of Mother Teresa,"Death with dignity is to die with grace, in the knowledge that [you] are loved.

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How did Mother Teresa change the world?

Let me answer your question with a story that has been around for years:

One day a man was walking on a beach when he saw another man coming the other way who appeared to be dancing. As he drew nearer he could see the man was not dancing but was gently picking up starfish from the beach and throwing them back into the sea.

"Why are you throwing starfish into the sea?" He asked.

"Because they have been washed ashore, the day is getting hot and if I do not throw them back they will die." Replied the dancer.

The man looked around him and saw that the beach went on for miles and that there were many thousands of starfish along its length.

"But there are too many" he protested to the dancer "you can't possibly make a difference."

The dancer smiled, picked up another starfish and gently tossed it beyond the waves, back into the sea.

"I made a difference to that one!" he said."


So, we might not see the changes that Mother Teresa made to the world and might not have even noticed if she had never existed. However, she made a difference in the lives hundreds of thousands of people - one at a time.

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What was Mother Teresa's favorite color?

There is no recorded information of Mother Teresa having a favorite color, the saris that she chose to model her habit on are white with a blue stripe, which is probably for the Blessed Virgin Mary, as blue is the color used for her.
Blue to symbolise peace and understanding on an international level.

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How did Mother Teresa help others?

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The answer is not obvious to modern people as they did not understand Mother Theresa, as they do not understand real Christians. Mother Theresa, a Catholic nun who entered the Sisters of Loretto in Ireland to become a teaching nun, was sent to India to teach. Later, moved with compassion, and the love of God, she received a "call" from God to help the poorest of the poor. The rest of her life was spent in "darkness" which I discuss below.

Modern people, and most people who call themselves Christians, think that going to Church on Sunday, saying some prayers, and being nice to people is what Christianity is all about. They are completely missing the mark. Those kind of things are just the visible tip of the iceberg. Mother Teresa helped others by loving God above all things, putting Him first in her life, and doing His Will no matter how painful it was for her, and it was very painful.

Mother spent most of her life in a dark night with no real feeling or personal knowledge of God. This is very common with the founders of religious orders, they are strong enough in their faith to make their way through life totally depend on Faith, Hope, and Charity: the three cardinal virtues bestowed on us in Baptism. She sacrificed herself completely for God, and was called a prophet for it.

Mother Theresa helped others the way we are all called to help others, by getting up in the morning, and taking some real time to pray. She spend an hour in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, went to Holy Mass, received Our Blessed Lord in the Eucharist, and went to confession frequently, and regularly. And, then, when she had done these things, she went out and lived her faith by seeing her God in every individual in front of her, especially the poor, the sick, the aged, and the abandoned. She served God by serving Him in them - which is nothing more nor less than she lived the Gospel with every breath in her body.

Mother Teresa showed compassion for those who were less fortunate than she was. She gave them food, lifted their spirits, and helped them survive. She is and was considered a hero to many people. After her death, she was put on the fast track for canonization, and in 2012 I believe she has already had one miracle attributed to her, and has been beatified.

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Why did Mother Teresa become a Christian?

Mother Teresa became a Christian when she was baptized the day after her birth.

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Why did Mother Teresa win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Mother Teresa won the Nobel peace prize because she helped the poor, looked after the sick people and gave them a roof to put over their heads. She took people that were dying in the streets and put them in houses so that they could die in tranquility.

She also won the prize as she was civil and liked peace in the world even if they were a different religion to herself. She took them in and cared for them as if it was one of her own.
For her humanitarian work in ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying in India and also her for charity called Missionaries of Charity. She also advocated for the poor and helpless.

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What were Mother Teresa's contributions to society and the world?

Catholic Answer.

The answer is not obvious to modern people as they did not understand Mother Theresa, because they do not understand real Christianity. Mother Theresa, a Catholic nun who entered the Sisters of Loretto in Ireland to become a teaching nun, was sent to India to teach. Later, moved with compassion, and the love of God, she received a "call" from God to help the poorest of the poor. The rest of her life was spent in "darkness" which I discuss below.

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Modern people, and most people who call themselves Christians, think that going to Church on Sunday, saying some things, and being nice to people is what it is all about. They are completely missing the mark. Those kind of things are just the tip of the iceberg. Mother Teresa helped others by loving God above all things, putting Him first in her life, and doing His Will no matter how painful it was for her, and it was very painful.

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Mother spent most of her life in a dark night with no real feeling or personal knowledge of God. This is very common with the founders of religious orders, they are strong enough in their faith to make their way through life totally depend on Faith, Hope, and Charity: the three cardinal virtues bestowed on us in Baptism. She sacrificed herself completely for God, and was called a saint and a prophet for it.

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Mother Theresa helped others the way we are all called to help others, by getting up in the morning, and taking some to give to God first. She spend an hour in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, went to Holy Mass, received Our Blessed Lord in the Eucharist, and went to confession frequently, and regularly. And, then, when she had done these things, she went out and lived her faith by seeing her God in every individual in front of her, especially the poor, the sick, the aged, and the abandoned. She served God by serving Him in them - which is nothing more nor less than she lived the Gospel with every breath in her body.

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Mother Teresa showed compassion for those who were less fortunate than she was. She gave them food, lifted their spirits, and helped them survive. She is and was considered a hero to many people. After her death, she was put on the short list for canonization, and in 2012 I believe she has already had one miracle attributed to her, and has been beatified. Of course, she loved children.

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The Church often says that the only real way to help people, the way to become a good spouse, parent, teacher, or whatever, is to become a saint. Mother Teresa believed and lived this. She helped the poor by becoming a saint.

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The various concrete way that she did that was that she did the Will of God even when she didn't feel as if God was there or approving of her. She cared for the poorest of the poor. She established hospices and hospitals for the sick and dying, she started in Calcutta as she started a new religious order, the Missionaries of Charity, which spread throughout the world. Today the Order still cares for the poorest of the poor, the sick and dying. Mother Theresa and her nuns went out into the streets and picked up the dying homeless to bring them to her hospice. They clean them, feed them, pray with them, and serve them so that they spend their last days or hours in dignity. She and her Order treat those dying of AIDS, the lepers, the untouchables, those whom nobody else will love and care for. She saw Our Blessed Lord in everyone of them, in disguise, pleading for our help and love.

AnswerWell she did a variety of things like run orphanages and places for old crippled people who were the "unwanted" of society so they could die peacefully and respectably. i think she may have helped or opened some special hospitals, but you should look that up for yourself. the one thing that helped her along through it all was relying on God for the finances and resources to keep moving forward

she gave her life to god that's one and she built orphanages and built like houses so people can stay peacfully

She helped people all around the world.

people should have peace

well she changed many lives and from this day on the world wouldn't be like this if Mother Teresa did do something back then.

she has helped nearly everyone and she is a very good person and she deserves alot of credit with what she has done to people

Mother Teresa helped the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying children and people. she opened up orphanages all around the world and did most of her work in Calcutta helping people in the slums.

Two websites you might try are listed below:

they were helping other people

She created multiple orphanages around the world.

She was important because she helped lots of people and looked after them and made them better if they were ill. She also founded an orphanage for people without homes and those without parents.

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How did her religon influence her actions mother Teresa?

She did very good did to get fruit for next life but she never try to achieve high level on her own spritiual uplift and therefore she had very bad confuced thought about God? To help other is always good but if you do not know about yourself that who you are and where I want to go next. She will have very Good next life but she, but she never got soul experence in this life.

She lacked Faith for over 40 years.She wrote in many letters about this.She also believed the pain & suffering of the poor & weak brought them nearer to God.This is perverse.If you love humanity you want to take away someones pain & agony,not tell them to live with it.

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What was Mother Theresa most famous for?

Mother Teresa was born as Agnese Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. She was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta) in India in 1950. She dedicated her whole life to helping the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then throughout other countries.

By 1970s, she was internationally famed for being a humanitarian and an advocate for the poor and the helpless and she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work. At the time of her death in 1997, Missionaries of Charity was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, orphanages and schools.

She was praised by many individuals, governments, and organizations, many of which follow in her footsteps to help better the world and helping those in need. However, despite her work, she received a diverse range of criticism including objections by various individuals and groups against the proselytizing focus of her work - a conversion to a new religion or deity. Several medical journals also criticized the standard of medical care in her hospices and concerns were raised in the nature in which donated money was spent.

Despite the criticisms of her work, following her death, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

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Where was Mother Teresa born?

Born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu

26 August 1910

Üsküp, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire

(modern Skopje, Macedonia)

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What was the greatest contribution of Mother Teresa to mankind?

I Guess It's Charity

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What was Mother Teresa's last name?

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

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Why did people like Mother Teresa?

She made a huge difference in our world. She helped end poverty, opened orphanages. She was an amazing Saint that people all over can look up to.

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