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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Who is Mother Teresa's successor?

Sister Nirmala succeeded Mother Teresa after her death but retired in 2009. The current head of the order is Sister Mary Prema,.

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When did Mother Teresa die?

Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997 at the age of 87.

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What were Mother Teresa's personal goals?

loving as he loves

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Where did Mother Teresa's financial support come from?

The financial support along with recruits came from charitable donations, from various people, organizations and groups.

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Why is Mother Teresa so famous?

By the early 1970s, Mother Teresa had become an international celebrity. Her fame can be in large part attributed to the 1969 documentary Something Beautiful for God, which was filmed by Malcolm Muggeridge and his 1971 book of the same title.

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Why was Mother Teresa important?

Mother Teresa was important because she would dedicate her life to helping and improving others lives.

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Catholic AnswerThe 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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To honor and serve God and to always treat the poor.

It was important because she felt as if she was helping people, and she was. And also it was an important job because no-one else would have done it. And the best thing about it all was that she wanted to do it as well. It wasn't like it was a chore.

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She helped persons who suffered from leprosy. Leprosy is a kind of a communicative disease in which if one touches the person who is affected from leprosy he will also get the disease. So she was the one who helped the poor

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What type of pacifist was Mother Teresa?

christian pacifist

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How many parents did Mother Teresa have?

As with all children, Mother Teresa had two parents.

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Did Mother Teresa ever go to jail or prison?

no.

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How tall was Mother Teresa of Calcutta?

According to one website, Mother Teresa was 4'10" tall. Another says that she was just past 5'. Undoubtedly, her height changed as she progressed in age.

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Was Mother Teresa a virgin?

Of course she was. She was never married and she is a saint. She lived a virgin her entire life. But they call him mother...

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When and how did Mother Teresa die?

There are conflicting reports as to what caused Mother Teresa's death. Some sources say she died of a heart attack, possibly because of her old age, on 5 September 1997. Others say she died after a fall is which she broke her collarbone and some ribs, which in turn punctured her lungs. Perhaps it was a combination of the two.

Other sources say the legendary Mother Teresa had various health problems. She suffered from malaria, had heart problems and was suffering from pneumonia. She reportedly died of cardiac arrest in her religious order's headquarters in Calcutta India, on a Friday.

The spokeswoman for Missionaries of Charity said the Roman Catholic nun died at 9:30 p.m. The cause of death was a massive heart attack and stroke. Mother Teresa was a very unique person of enormous love, generosity, courage and determination. She and her work will definitely not be forgotten.

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How do you pronounce Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu?

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It's an Albanian name, because she was born into an Albanian family. There are 36 letters in the Albanian alphabet.

Agnes Gonja Boyajiu...something like this.

Agnes = AG-ness

Gonxha = GOHN-jah (j as English j)

Bojaxhiu = boh-yah-JEE-oo (j as English j)

Listen to the correct Albanian pronunciation of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

http://www.pronounceitright.com/pronuncia.php?id_pronuncia=5778

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What are two adjectives describing Mother Teresa?

Loving and caring

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How did Mother Teresa hear God's call?

Mother Teresa's had her first call on a a train in India

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What was Mother Teresa famous for?

Mother Teresa, in brief, is remembered for helping those who were less fortunate than her. She is known to be a saint and is highly respected by the Pope and others. Mother Teresa lived her life to serve God's message and to live for those in need.

And for dedicating a proportion of her life with people with a life which people would think is not worth living.
She dedicated her life to helping poor, sick and helpless people of the world. Up until 1970 she was largely unknown, but was then selected to be the subject of a book by the journalist Malcolm Muggeridge called "Something Beautiful for God" which was made into a documentary film that was seen worldwide; and led to her receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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What is mother Teresa's birth place?

in skopje, albania

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What did Mother Teresa do to help society today?

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 is a the group of Mother Teresa's nuns called?

The Missionaries of Charity. Actually, the Missionaries of Charity are not just sisters. The group also has priests, brothers and lay volunteers who are both Catholic and non Catholic.

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Was Mother Teresa of Calcutta canonized in January 2010?

No, she was beatified on October 19, 2003, by Pope John Paul II but has not yet been canonized (as of June, 2015).

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Where did Mother Teresa go to college?

She didn't attend college. She would have become a nun by the time she was going to college and also people of the time did not have enough money to go to college.

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How many kids did Mother Teresa have?

Mother Theresa didn't have any kids. She was a nun and swore the vow of chastity.

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Where did Mother Teresa live?

She was born in Skopje, and lived there for 18 years. Then she moved to Ireland, and then to India.

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Why did Mother Teresa choose the vocation that she did?

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What did Mother Teresa actually do?

Another answer from our community:

She made little buildings or houses with nurses that volunteered, and searched for homeless and sick people on the streets. After, they found these people, Mother Teresa took them into her little hospital building and took care of them until they died.

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