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According to Times of London, because of “Mother Teresa’s compassion, and humility, It’s said, shrewd eye for publicity she raised public concern for the destitute; by devoting herself with single-minded vigor to the relief of human suffering, she galvanized individuals, both believers and non-believers, and even governments into action” (“Mother Teresa Times of London” 2). Mother Teresa was a hero because she was a humanitarian.
When Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910, her parents named her Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She was born in the city of Skopje but her parents came from Albania (Sullivan 8). There were three children in her family, and she was the youngest. Mother Teresa had a very happy and comfortable childhood until her father died (9). “When Agnes became a teenager she liked to spend time at church. She joined a youth group that helped the priests, nuns, and other members of the parish. Suddenly, an idea came to her; she thought about traveling to far-off countries to do God’s work. One of her parish priests told her to listen to God’s voice speaking inside of her. He also told her that if she felt happiness in her heart she was making the right decision. She felt deep down that she was being called to tell the whole world about God” (11). “She decided to leave her home and family which wasn’t easy but she wanted to be able to give her whole life to others, by taking the church as her home and all people as her family” (12). Many years later, Mother Teresa said “I am Albanian by birth. Now I am a citizen of India. I am also a Catholic nun. In my work, I belong to the whole world. But in my heart, I belong to Christ.” “She was a mother to the world. Her heart belonged to God, while she used ...

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... such a loving and caring person that always tried her best to help the poor and the sick people. She prepared to work with the poor by taking an intensive medical training with the American Medical Missionary Sisters in Patna, India (“Mother Teresa” 5). They also opened a home for orphans and abandoned children (7). Reading about Mother Teresa she was beautiful and she was like a magnet to metal. Her kindness, tenderness, and holiness shone from her like sunset.

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“Mother Teresa (1910-1997).” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Academic OneFile. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
“Mother Teresa.” Times of London (London, England). Sept. 5 1997: n.p. SIRS Renaissance. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.
Sullivan, Anne Marielngpen, Robert. “MOTHER TERESA. (Cover Story).” Mother Teresa (1-59084-142-5) (2003): 5. Biography Collection Complete. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.
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