Mother teresa

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    1. 1. She was born on 27th August 1910.Her real name was Agnes Gionxhu Bejuxhiu and she was the youngest child of Nikola, a politician, and Drane Bejuxhiu in Skopje in Yugoslavia.
    2. 2.  Age 12 - decided on a religious life.  Age 18 – joined the Sisters of Loretto  Age 21 – takes first religious vows
    3. 3.  On 10th sep 1946, Teresa was quietly praying on a train travelling from Calcutta to Darjeeling then god spoke to her  Sister Teresa returned to the convent in Calcutta and requested for leave to work in slums, but her requested is refused  After two years she was given special permission from the Loreto order to work in slums  sister Teresa finally left the Loreto convent on aug 16th 1948
    4. 4.  October 7th 1950 – Vatican permission to set up Missionaries of Charity, to care for the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind and lepers.  She started with 13 nuns now there are over 4,000
    5. 5.  wake up at 4.30hrs  Two hours prayer with all sisters  Light breakfast  Walk out to work in slums, dressed with blue bordered white sari and a bag on shoulder  Devoted time management Teach the children Work with the sick, the dying or those suffering from leprosy Collect, prepare and give out food Raise the funds for the needy people
    6. 6. 1948: she dedicated the majority of her life in helping the poorest of poor in India, thus gaining her the name “saint of the gutters” She received medical training and education in Paris she started a dispensary, handing out bandages, medicines and food, donated by people
    7. 7.  1952 – opens Nirmal Hriday [pure heart] for the dying.  1955 – opens Nirmala Shishu Bhavan [immaculate heart] for lost children or children's home.  1957 – opens Shanti Nagar [city of peace] a home for lepers. Her order became well known for this work!
    8. 8. With Diana, princess of Wales
    9. 9. With Pope Paul VI
    10. 10. 1979: the devotion towards the poor won her respect throughout the world and the noble peace prize
    11. 11. Special award for excellence from the indo-American society at the headquarters of missionaries of charity in Calcutta march 16th,1997
    12. 12.  1983 – 1st heart attack whilst visiting Pope John Paul II.  1989 – 2nd heart attack, fitted with a pace maker.  1992 – goes into hospital in USA for pneumonia and heart problems.  1993 – In May she broke 3 ribs, In August she suffers from malaria and in September she had surgery for a blocked blood vessel.  1996 – In April she fell and broke her collar bone and in August she suffered malarial fever and more heart problems.
    13. 13.  March 13th 1997 – she stepped down as head nun and is replace by sister nirnala  September 5th 1997 – She died of a massive heart attack in Calcutta at the age of 87.  her funeral was on the 13th of September 1997.
    14. 14. Sisters of missionaries of charity pray during the funeral mass for mother Teresa, the founder of their order , in the netagi indoor stadium in Calcutta sep 13th 1997
    15. 15.  1962 - Padma shri award  1971 - Pope John XXIII peace prize  1975 - Albert Schweitzer international prize  1976 - Pacem in Terris award  1978 - Balzon prize  1979 - Noble Peace Prize  1983 - Order of Merit  1985 - Medal of Freedom  1994 - Golden Honour of the Nation [Albania]  1996 - Honorary citizenship of USA 1998 - Pope John Paul II begins the process to make her a saint. This process is still going on

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