To begin, Mother Teresa stands as a strong activist from India, who deserves recognition for her tremendous actions. Mother Teresa, founder of a religious group of nuns in Calcutta, India, devoted her life to aiding sick and poor people throughout the world. I see Mother Teresa as an important figure to depict, since she dedicated her life to helping other and even inspired others to do the same. Born in war-torn Albania, Mother Teresa survived her childhood and at 19 joined the Sisters of Loreto in India. She served with missionary order of nuns for 20 years, until she had a realization of her life’s mission. She found that she needed to help the poor and sick. So, Mother Teresa descended into the slums of Calcutta and began the Sisters of Charity. From there, she led the Sisters of Charity in ministering to the sick and hungry by giving them much needed food and live. Mother Teresa received local reconviction; but in 1969, after a documentary on her work, she became a celebrity and was deemed a modern day saint. Mother Teresa used this to increase awareness of her work, thus benefiting the poor and sick further. She gave speeches all over the world emphasizing the struggle of the poor. Before her death, Mother Teresa had met a large number of world l...
In the 1980’s, Mother Teresa continued to be an advocate for those in need and through her deteriorating health, still helping poor people around the globe. By the time of her death in 1997, there were over four thousand missionary of charity sisters in six hundred and ten centers in one hundred and twenty three countries around the world who continue to help people every day.
While she worked in Calcutta, She was very disturbed by all the poverty around her. She got permission to leave the school she worked at in 1948, so she could start her great works o...
Serving her Savior, Mother Teresa touched thousands of lives, for the glory of Christ. She founded numerous centers internationally for the care of the unloved, rejected, and undesirable. Mother Teresa truly followed her life verse, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and loving the unwanted. Moving to India to live among the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa showed a selfless love that the world continues to marvel. Her remarkable legacy continues to inspire the world in Christian love.
St. Teresa was born in Avila, Spain on March 28, 1515. She was baptized as Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada. At a young age she would often give gifts to the poor and pray. Her father and her mother were both Catholics which inspired her to do the same. Her father was a very strict man a demanded her to never lie, while her mother told her to lie and comforted her. This created a ton of turmoil in the family and made St. Teresa end up loving her mother more due to her father’s severe strictness. St. Teresa felt that everything she was doing was wrong. During her teens her mother passed away leaving her to deal with her father by herself and she was relieved of some of the pain by turning to the Virgin Mary for comfort. In her late teen years
Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Yugoslavia, Mother Teresa felt a calling to christ and became a nun in 1928. By 1929, she began teaching geography at St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta, India, but soon abandoned her position to care for the needy living in the slums (Teresa). Teresa was able to aid victims who contracted leprosy through her Missionaries of Charity program.”The goal of the Missionaries of charity, according to Mother Teresa, was to provide care for the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, and those affected by the skin disease leprosy” (Mother). In 1979, Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work over the years. On September 5, 1997, Mother Teresa died from a major heart attack in India. Her work with the Missionaries of Charity continues to strive
Mother Teresa, born as Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhui, was born in present day Skopje in 1910. After living her life there for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland. There, she stayed for a while, then continued on to India. There, she saw many poor people
Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu better known as Mother Teresa was born on Skopje, Republic of Macedonia in 1910, August 26. Her early life is not well known, but since a young age she showed interest in a religious life and to serve the needed. When she turned 18 she joined a group of nuns in Ireland. After months of joining the group she went to India and made religious vows in 1931, named after St Therese of Lisieux. She worked...
Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, better known as St. Teresa of Avila, was a Spanish Catholic Saint and Carmelite nun who was most prominently known for her journey towards contemplative life through mental prayer. In her reflective and analytical autobiography, The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus, of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel, Teresa reflects on her interactions with others as a child, as a woman and as a nun, and bases her opinion of her own freedom and free will on these reflections. In this paper, I will argue the dual nature of freedom in Teresa’s life; on the one hand, Teresa is free in that she breaks free from the traditional role of the woman and society’s honour codes- despite citing honour as providing some guidance in her life-,
There are some people that find the great St. Teresa of Avila, the namesake of my Therese Martin, rather terrifying. When you get to know a little about her, she seems very charming and you begin to like her. Little Therese, on the other hand, has never been disliked and has never made anybody in the least afraid. She was characterized by a complete ordinariness and if it wasn’t for her being an exceptional person, she would be a “normal” woman. Nevertheless, her main significance lies in her spiritual doctrine, the method which she herself described as the “Little Way”. A large part of her appeal is that she made the astounding promise just before her death that she would spend her heaven doing good on earth, a promise which has been carried out by the performance of countless miracles, a good number of them miracles of grace. There are certain things about her that have to be overcome. One of these, which was not her fault, is her upbringing. The “saint of antimacassars” or “of the lace curtains” is one of the most astonishing of all the great saints.