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Mother Teresa Her Life And Times.

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Mother TeresaMother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910. She was baptised one day after her birth, to the name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Born in Chile, into a Catholic family, her father was a businessman who was CEO of a building company, and her mother was a lady called Drana, and she taught Agnes how to be a charitable human being. This would have paved the way for her generous and loving personality.In 1919, when Agnes was 9, her father died unexpectedly. Drana was left alone to raise Agnes and her two siblings, Aga and Lazar. She worked very hard to bring up a catholic educated family. Every day as a family they would pray and attend church. During the holidays, the family would stay at the Letnice a place of pilgrimage, where Our Mother Teresa was revered.Agnes enjoyed attending church, as her mother did a lot of charity work, including taking care of neighbours and feeding the locals when they needed food. When Drana could not go, took her place. Draza unfortunately passes away, and the children were raised in the house as if they were family. Lazar won a scholarship in Austria and Aga followed a commercial school. Agnes went to the Lyceum to study. Together with Aga she was in a Choir.Agnes' Catholic upbringing provided the foundations for her charitable spirit.A great part of their time also went to the Legion of Mary. At the age of 18 Agnes decided to be a missionary in India, a decision that would change her life.On September 25, she left to travel to an abbey near Dublin. While living there, she picked up the religious way of life, and adopted the name Sister Teresa. On the first of December, 1928, she left the abbey to travel to Calcutta. She travels to Darjeeling, at the feet of the Himalayas, and on May 23, 1929 she is accepted as a novice and two years later she makes her first vows. She was then transferred to Bengali, to help sisters in a little hospital that cared for sick and helpless mothers. She is touched by the endless misery which is there.By this time in her life, she has experienced more pain and suffering that most people would not see in the duration of their lives. This gave her a broader understanding of the suffering and poverty in the world.Later, she was then called to teach children in Calcutta. At every spare opportunity, she helped take care of the sick.On the 24th of May, 1937 she made her final vows in Darjeeling. Sister Teresa became headmaster of a school of middle class Bengali girls in Calcutta, close to greatest slums of Calcutta. Sister Teresa thought of it as her responsibility to not let the lives of the people who inhabited the slums waste their lives.Sister Teresa often worked in hospitals, in the slums, and with the poor.On the 10th of September, 1937 she left to Darjeeling. She later quoted, "This was the most important journey of my life." It was there that she claimed that she heard God's voice. His message was clear: she had to leave the convent to help the poorest of the poor. "It was an order, a...

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