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Transcript of Mother Teresa
Order: Sisters of Loreto (1928-1950)
Missionaries of Charity (1950-1997)
Born: Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu ("the Saint of the Gutters")
26 August 1910, Uskup, Kosovo, Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died: 5 September 1997 (age 87) Calcutta, India Mother Teresa
(Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) At the young age of 17, she decided to become a nun and serve God for the rest of her life.
This meant possibly not being able to see your family again and not being able to marry or have children.
At age 18, she left her family to travel to Ireland and start the process of becoming a nun, she never saw them again.
She began teaching history and geography at Lorento Entally Convent and then moved to St Mary's and began teaching . After some time, she became principal, but after 9 years, she chose to leave and help the poor by living among them. At age 8, her father unexpectedly died, her and her family held even more tightly to their beliefs.
At age 12, she began to feel called to serve God and become a nun. At age 17 she finally made the decision to become a nun.
She decided to leave St. Mary's and help the poor by living amongst them.
The decision of becoming a nun is a very hard thing to make because you have to sacrifice so much.
As she began to rise to fame, criticism also came with it, many people believed that she was trying to convert them to Christianity rather than help them and some complained that the houses used to help the sick and dying were unsanitary and the people treating them were not properly trained. I believe the world would be definitely worse if she hadn't lived. She is considered a world wide humanitarian, She has changed lives all over the world. Mother Theresa has touched hearts with all the selfless sacrifices she has made. She will be in history for centuries to come. What makes her special or interesting? What kind of effect did she have on the world? other people? What adjectives would you use to describe her and what examples from her life illustrates those qualities? What events shaped or changed her life? Did she overcome obstacles? Take risks? Get lucky? Would the world be better or worse if she hadn't lived? How and Why? Trophy Board 1962 Padma Shri Award for distinquished service. This was her first prize for her humanitarian work.
1971 Pope John XXIII Peace Prize
1971 Prize of the Good Samaritan, Boston
1971 Kennedy Prize
1972 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
1972 Koruna Dut, angel of charity, from the President of India
1973 Templeton Prize
1974 Mater et Magistra
1975 Albert Schweitzer International Prize
1977 Honorary PhD in Theology ( Doctor Honoris Causa in Theology ), University of Cambridge, England
1979 Nobel Peace Prize
1982 Honorary PhD ( Doctor Honoris Causa ) from the Catholic University Brussels, Belgium
1985 Presidential Metal of Freedom
1996 Honorary U.S. citizenship (only the 4th person to receive this honor)
1997 Congressional Gold Metal "If you judge people, you have no time to love them "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless" "A life not lived for others is not a life" "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples" She had a huge effect on the world, being completely selfless and helping anyone who was less fortunate than she was by becoming one of them.
She not only helped children and helped them find a home. But she also opened Missionaries of Charity houses, houses for dying, orphanages, a Leprosy Fund and many more for helping the unfortunate,
When she passed away she left behind over 4,000 Missionary of Charity Sisters in 610 centers in 123 countries. Selfless-She devoted her life to helping the sick and poor and gave up everything to do so.
Dedicated- She continued to help the sick and poor, even when her health was deteriorating.
Committed-She gave up everything to become a nun and to help the sick and destitute. 1910 Born in Macedonia 1918 Her father dies 1931 She was called Sister Teresa, when she began working at St. Mary's high school in Calcutta, India 1937 She became Mother Teresa when she made her profession of the vows 1944 Mother Teresa became the principal of St. Mary's 1948 She left St. Mary's so she could minister the poor of Calcutta 1955 She opened her first orphanage in India 1969 She began working to give the poor medical treatment, which led to creating the Missionaries of Charities 1979 She received many awards for her help to the poor including the Nobel Peace Prize, Medal of Freedom and the Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth 1980 She established homes for people who had no place to live 1985 She also created a center for people with AIDS 1928 At 18, she changed her name to Teresa and became a nun. 1990 Missionaries in over 40 countries continued her work 1991 She had a battle with pneumonia while in Mexico 1997 She had over 4,000 workers in over 120 countries 1997 Mother Teresa returned to India, Calcutta to spend the last few weeks of her life, she died at age 87 April 1996 Mother Teresa fell and broke her collar bone August 1996 She suffered from Malaria and failure of the left heart ventricle 2003 Pope John Paul II began the process of Mother Teresa's beatification which named her a saint