MOTHER TERESA
By: Sarah Park
August 26,1910 – Sept. 5, 1997
“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an
Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to m...
Biography
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Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje,
Macedonia, on August 26, 1910
Her family was of Albanian...
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For a few months she trained in Dublin
Was sent to India, where she took her initial
vows as a nun in 1931
From 19...
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She had no funds but she depended on God
and started an open-air school for slum
children
She was joined by volun...
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In 1950, Mother Teresa received permission to
start her own order, "The Missionaries of
Charity"
Its primary task...
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The Society of Missionaries has spread all over
the world, including the former Soviet Union and
Eastern European...
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Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity at the
time of her death had 610 missions in 123
countries including hospices a...
Awards
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Mother Teresa's work has been recognized
throughout the world and she has received a
number of award...
Film and Literature
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1969 documentary film and 1972
book Something Beautiful for God
1997 Art Film Festival award win...
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2003 Italian mini-series titled Mother Teresa of
Calcutta, (which was re-released in 2007 and
received a CAMIE award...
Videos
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=8Q_sepFXPCU&feature=fvst
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A96cT1pHM&feature=re...
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http://www.nobelprize.
org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1979/teresabio.html
http://www.motherteresa.org/layo...
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  1. 1. MOTHER TERESA By: Sarah Park
  2. 2. August 26,1910 – Sept. 5, 1997 “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.” --Mother Teresa
  3. 3. Biography ● ● ● ● ● Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910 Her family was of Albanian descent At the age of 12, she strongly felt the call of God She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ At 18, she left her home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India
  4. 4. ● ● ● For a few months she trained in Dublin Was sent to India, where she took her initial vows as a nun in 1931 From 1931-1948 she taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta, but the suffering and poverty she saw outside the convent walls made such a deep impression on her that in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent school and devote herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta
  5. 5. ● ● ● She had no funds but she depended on God and started an open-air school for slum children She was joined by voluntary helpers and financial support These made it possible for her to extend the scope of her work
  6. 6. ● ● ● In 1950, Mother Teresa received permission to start her own order, "The Missionaries of Charity" Its primary task was to love and care for the people that nobody was prepared to look after In 1965 the society became an International Religious Family by a decree of Pope Paul VI
  7. 7. ● ● ● The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world, including the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries They provide help to the poorest of the poor in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and they undertake relief work in the wake of natural catastrophes such as floods, epidemics, and famine The order also has houses in North America, Europe and Australia, where they take care of the alcoholics, homeless, and people who suffer from AIDS
  8. 8. ● Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity at the time of her death had 610 missions in 123 countries including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, orphanages and schools
  9. 9. Awards ● ● ● ● ● ● Mother Teresa's work has been recognized throughout the world and she has received a number of awards and distinctions Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971) Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding (1972) Balzan Prize (1979) Templeton and Magsaysay awards The Nobel Peace Prize 1979
  10. 10. Film and Literature ● ● 1969 documentary film and 1972 book Something Beautiful for God 1997 Art Film Festival award winning film starring Geraldine Chaplin called Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor
  11. 11. ● ● 2003 Italian mini-series titled Mother Teresa of Calcutta, (which was re-released in 2007 and received a CAMIE award) Hitchen's 1994 documentary about her, "Hell's Angel", claims that she urged the poor to accept their fate, while the rich are portrayed as being favored by God
  12. 12. Videos ● ● http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=8Q_sepFXPCU&feature=fvst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A96cT1pHM&feature=related
  13. 13. Sources ● ● http://www.nobelprize. org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1979/teresabio.html http://www.motherteresa.org/layout.html

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