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Mother Teresa: The Saint Of Calcutta

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“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa was the type of lady who always had a smile on her face and she would never let anything ruin her mood. Mother Teresa was a “saint” in Calcutta. Mother Teresa, who’s native name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, wasn’t always the person who helped others. She lived a different lifestyle before she became such a saint. Keep in mind, Calcutta was not particularly the best place to live at the time of Mother Teresa. After her nun experience, Teresa began the stages of “motherhood.” This was the time where her teaching career really took off. After teaching, Teresa realized her moment to shine was helping others. She then began the Missionaries of Charity. There was never just one charity, no. Mother Teresa began a few because she felt not only one was enough. Other than the Missionaries of Charity, Teresa had been involved in a few other non-religious activities. For her kindness and helpfulness, Teresa was awarded many prizes for what she did for others. She didn’t only help children, she also was very assistive to elders. Mother Teresa suffered some illness for quite some time before her passing. When she finally did, people praised her and Teresa received the title of a legend from many, including the Pope. Mother Teresa’s tireless efforts won her great fame and she received her image from the concern for the world’s most helpless people.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Albania, a region of the Ottoman Empire which is now the capitol of Macedonia (Mother Teresa). She was the third child and second daughter of Nicholas and Rosa Bojaxhiu, who were very wealthy and Roman Catholics. Mother Teresa was born into an extremely religious home. As a family, the Bojaxhiu’s would pray every night. A year later, at age forty-two, Nicholas passed away which put a halt on income but brought the family closer than ever. Mother Teresa had been a joyful and playful child and the home of her childhood was a pretty happy one (Mother Teresa). Agnes had the highest level of education of secondary school, which in India is otherwise known as about ninth or tenth grade. She was the one out of three children who was attended public schools and was an active part in Roman Catholic youth organizations starting at a young age. Once Agnes turned twelve, Agnes felt the calling to be part of religion and become a foreign missionary.
Calcutta, India was never the most happy place to live. Two realms were developed in the last decade and one of the realms is referred to as rural government. This is where the government focused more on livelihoods and rights in terms of land, water, forests, animals, and other areas of terrestrial environment in Calcutta. Urban Government was the other realm developed and is in complete contrast of rural government. Urban government is where the government focused on and expressed feelings about public nuisances, health,...

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