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Heroic Qualities- Mother Teresa

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Jessica LaFreniere

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Background
Traveled to Calcutta, India where taught history at St. Mary's Bengali Medium School

Eventually became principal after completing final vows as nun in May 1937- upon which time took traditional title of "mother"

Entire lifestyle and purpose changed at moment was privately instructed by Christ while on a train:
-Orders were to work among run-down streets of Calcutta directly helping city's most poor and ill population
Heroic Qualities- Mother Teresa
by Jessica LaFreniere


Heroic Quality 1
Courageousness
Heroic Quality 2
Devotion
Heroic Quality 3
Faithfulness
Lessons
Figurative lessons:
Judgment restrains people from noticing good in others
No man is an island
People never given more than they can manage
Don't wait for leaders to come- do that yourself person to person
Do the work you do with love- makes a difference
Background
Born on August 26 or 27, 1910 (or baptized depending on source) as citizen of Skopje, capital of Republic of Macedonia, located in India

Originally named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Family descended from Albanian heritage, was a passionately Catholic family

Father died as reached young age of 8 in 1919 (in respects was a orphan with only her mother and faith to depend on)

Knew wanted to follow religious lifestyle at age of 12- at 18 years old joined Loreto sisters in Ireland as half-fledged nun (where took name Teresa)
"Since Mother Teresa had taken a vow of obedience, she
could not leave her convent without official permission
. After nearly a

year and a half of lobbying...she left the Loreto convent

and
wandered out into the city
. After six months of basic medical training, she

voyaged for the first time into Calcutta's slums
with
no more specific goal than to aid "the unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for
."
- "Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta” by Bio.com
Demonstrates courageous enough to never waver in intention of satisfying goal of help people most in need in Calcutta; even when required surrendering safety and security imbedded in living a convent lifestyle and extended time took.
"While looking for a home I walked and walked till my arms and legs ached... Then the
comfort of Loreto
[her former congregation]
came to tempt me
...
Of free choice, my God
, and out of love for you, I
desire to remain and do whatever be your Holy will in my regard
. I
did not let a single tear come
."
- Wikimedia Foundation
Showed eternal devotion to cause of giving aid to most poverty-stricken people of Calcutta, even with longing occasionally experienced to return to luxury of convent life
"On 10 September 1946, Teresa experienced what she later described as 'the call within the call'...I was to
leave the convent
and
help the poor while living among them
. It was an order. To
fail would have been to break the faith
."
- Wikimedia Foundation
Clarifies extreme faithfulness to trust in desires of God, never shifting in wish to impose and carry out decree of God, in relation to own life.
Lessons Continued
Historical:
-Directly modified future of multiple human lives by helping gain better health, education, and general lives through aid and support
Provided care for those with AIDS
Established mobile health centers
Set up orphanages
Assembled settlement for outcasts
Created family clinics
Constructed nursing home over years between 1950s- 1960s across world
Recognition
Mother Teresa rightfully earned and
deserved
following honorifications:
Jewel of India- which is
the highest
title granted
to Indian citizens
Nowadays-obsolete Soviet
Union's
Gold Medal
of the Soviet Peace Committ
ee
Greatest, achieved
citation:
1979 Nobel Peace Prize

Given title of "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta" in beautification after death in 1997-meaning on way to become fully identified saint of Catholic Church
-Uncovering of private letter to confidant in 2003, revealed experienced "crisis of faith" underwent through remaining 50 years of her life:
Caused her memory to be preserved not only as:
Self-sacrificing, intensely generous, completely inspirational, and caring
Looked at as more identifiable and mortal figure in terms of society's view and recognition of her.
Recommendations
Read an autobiography centered on her life and work
Watch some of the interviews select people had with her
Decide to memorize variety of messages left for people by perusing her claimed quotes
Works Cited
• "Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta." Bio.com. A&E Networks
Television
, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

• "Mot
her Teresa of Calcutta." Mother Teresa. Catholic Online, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2014.

• "Mother Teresa." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Nov. 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014.

• Saviuc, Luminita. "17 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mother Teresa - Purpose Fairy." Purpose Fairy. N.p., 8 Aug. 2014. Web. 03 Dec. 2014.


Video
"Anyway"- A Poem by Mother Teresa
Wordle
Recognition
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