Spring 2014 WOH 1030
Professor Robert Martin
March 13, 2014
Mother Teresa was a global icon and loved by millions and millions of people. She was one of the greatest humanitarian in this world; A simple definition of humanitarian is someone who cares for the poor (“Kids”). Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910. She was born in Albania in a town named Uskup. During that time the town was under the Ottoman Empire rule. It was not until after many years later that the name was changed and government ruling also. The new name of the town was Skopje and governs under the Republic of Macedonia. The name that was given to her at birth was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (“Mother Teresa-Facts”).
Agnes (Mother Teresa) parents were Albanian. She was one out of five siblings, but only three of them survived (“Mother Teresa Bibliography”). Unfortunately for her and the family her father died when she was between the age of seven and nine years of age. By this age Agnes felt and knew that she had a great love for god. After Agnes father died she was very involved in the church. Agnes heard the calling of god about the age of twelve for her to devote her life to him (“Mother Teresa-Facts”). Since, she was too young to join the nuns so she just continued to go to church until she was of age to do so.
Once she was of age to leave her home she did. Her mother was ok with her decision to join the sisterhood for she was very much into the church and believed in helping others. In 1928 she finally decided to leave her home to join the Sisters of Loreto, in Ireland, she was eighteen years old(“Mother”). Sisters of Loreto mission was in Ireland but had other missions in other parts of the world. W...
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