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A Brief History Of Mother Teresa

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“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop” (“Words by Mother Teresa”). Today, many people know Mother Teresa as an activist in the Catholic religion but to others she is much more than that. Mother Teresa spent her whole life trying to make a difference in any way, shape or form that she possibly could. She dedicated her life to others because she believed everyone is equal no matter how rich or poor one may be. Mother Teresa had given a voice and a sense of hope to the less fortunate when there was none. Mother Teresa, one of the most respected figures in all of history may not be here today but it has been made clear that her spirit and ambitions are.
Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu or otherwise more commonly known as Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia on August 26th, 1919 (“Mother Teresa”). Mother Teresa was the youngest of three children, her older sister’s name was Aga and her older brother’s name was Lazar. Mother Teresa’s father was an entrepreneur while her mother was a participant in local church activities. When she was just eight years old Mother Teresa’s father had passed away leaving her discouraged and heartbroken. Mother Teresa attended Loreto Abbey from 1928-1929 in order to learn English; she was eighteen when she had first enrolled in the school. When she

was 12 years old, Mother Teresa had felt a strong calling and spiritual connections from God and from that point forward she knew she would be a missionary, and at the age of eighteen Mother Teresa had left her home to join the Sisters of Loreto, a group of Irish nuns that were dedicated to apostolic work within the Church (“Mother Teresa- Biographical”).
As Mother Teresa had grown older, her life had started to fall in place and she soon realized what she had been destined to do. After Mother Teresa had spent a few years with the Sister of Loreto in Ireland, she was later sent to India on May 24, 1931 to take her initial vows to become a nun, this was a big moment in her life because it is something she had been dreaming of ever since she was a little girl. Before she had taken her vows as a nun, Mother Teresa had spent her time teaching at St. Mary’s High School, but when she had seen the suffering and poverty outside, she had asked to leave the school and later went to work helping the poor and dedicating her life to them. Mother Teresa throughout her life had one simple goal, which was to help the poor and the sick so by doing so she had established the “Missionaries of Charity”, who’s duty was to love and care for those in need or guidance, but sadly as one must Mother Teresa had passed away on the 5th of September in 1997 (Slavicek).
Mother Teresa had built her own career in saying that she had lived her life helping the poor and less fortunate, she had spent day in and day out ensuring that these people were taken care of and treated with the same rights and respect as everyone...

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