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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What did Mother Teresa amount to?

Mother Teresa, by cooperating with the Will of God for her,became world famous and a saint, in other words, she amounting to going directly to heaven when she died.

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What did Mother Teresa do as a leader?

She help the poor in calcutta.

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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 time 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 ways that she accomplished that was that she always 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. She treated them as she would treat Our Blessed Lord, Himself.

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Did Mother Teresa have relatives?

Yes, she had a mother, father and a brother and sister.

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Did Mother Teresa wear ragged clothes?

No, her clothing was simple but not ragged.

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What qualities did Mother Teresa have to make her a person of faith?

She had a passion for loving children and made sacrifices.

Roman Catholic AnswerBecause she loved God, and gave her entire life to God.
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When did Mother Teresa discover her vocation?

She was already quite convinced of her vocation to become a nun at the age of 12 or 13, about the year 1922.

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When did Mother Teresa join the missionaries?

She joined the Sisters of Loreto at the age of 18.

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How has Mother Teresa made a contribution to society?

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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How old was Grace Kelly at death?

Grace Kelly died on September 14, 1982 at the age of 52.

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Was Mother Teresa real?

Yes, Mother Teresa was a real person.

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What is Mother Teresa about?

Mother Teresa was all about helping people. She always put other people before herself. Mother Teresa had a very strong faith and wanted to spread it.

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Did Mother Teresa win the Nobel Prize?

Yes, she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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Was Mother Teresa inspired by Jesus?

Mother Teresa was definitely inspired by Jesus.

Jesus cared for the poor and needy and so did Mother Teresa. This shows that she was determined and eager to help the poor and needy. She gave up her own life in order to fulfil her wishes and became a nun.

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What was Mother Teresa's native Language?

It was Albanian.

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Has Mother Teresa been canonized as a saint yet?

No Mother Teresa has not been canonized yet. She needs one more miracle for that.
Mother Teresa has not yet been canonized. She has been beatified.

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Why was Mother Teresa courageous?

she was courageous because she went to dying place

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Did Mother Teresa have 2 sisters?

No, she had only one sister named Aga.

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Who was Mother Teresa's sister?

Her sister was named Aga.

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In which city in India did Blessed Mother Teresa do her work?

She began her work in Calcutta, India, and spent much of her life there. Her ministry is now active in over 100 countries around the world.

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Is Mother Teresa considered a saint?

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta is considered a saint by many people. However, she has not yet been canonized officially but has been beatified.

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Did Mother Teresa help people all around the world?

First of all, Mother Teresa opened several small-scale hospices, orphanages and schools in India and some other countries around the world. However, the main focus for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity has been on spreading the Catholic faith, with convents and missions for the propagation of the faith now located in over a hundred countries all around the world. This is in keeping with Mother Teresa's statement, "We are not nurses, we are not doctors, we are not teachers, we are not social workers. We are religious, we are religious, we are religious."


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Why did Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhu change her name to Sister Teresa?

When she took her vows with the Sisters of Loreto, she was given the title of 'Mother' and took the name of Teresa. She originally wanted to use the name Therese, for Therese of Lisieux, but that name was already taken by another sister of the order. She chose the Spanish spelling of the name instead.

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What two U.S. honors did Blessed Mother Teresa receive?

She was awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom and honorary U.S. Citizenship.

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What are most of the facts about Mother Teresa?

Mother Teresa considered Jesus as her husband. She promise not to get marry or have any children. She was a nun in Catholic Church. She helped poorest of the poor of India. She spent her whole life by helping homeless, diseased, poor people, children and some are adults.

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What was Mother Teresa's favorite Bible story?

The favorite Bible story of Mother Teresa was the story of the lepers. It was a story of loved being shared and healing.

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