Agnes often helped her mother deliver parcels of food and money to the poor and prayed with the whole family every evening. The family’s life changed dramatically after their father’s death, when Agnes was 9. Although now poor themselves, they continued to help those less fortunate. Christianity became increasingly important in Agnes’ life. From the age of 12, she was aware of a desire to devote her life to God.
This tragedy in her life seemed to only strengthened her and her family’s faith helping her be so involved with the church. As a child Anges often helped distribute clothes, and food to the needy(Mother Teresa 1910-1997, 100). She belonged to a catholic women’s organization where she developed an interest in missionary work(Mother Teresa 1910-1997, 100). However, still being a young girl she couldn’t bring herself to leave her home and family behind, to become a nun so she waited. She could only contain her dream for so long.
My wife, Maria, is a Eucharistic Minister at St. Paul and regularly participates in masses and assists the Priests and Deacons. Over the years, we have volunteered as a family for many events sponsored by the Church, from fundraising events to the centennial celebration of the parish. We donate time and money to the Servants of St. Francis ministry, St. Benedict the African, t... ... middle of paper ... ... helped form the person that I am today. My wife, Maria, was raised in a Catholic home and attended Our Lady of Mercy elementary school and Good Counsel High School. We would like both of our daughters to continue to develop and grow in their faith.
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.
Table of content Title Page(s) Introduction 3 – 4 Methodology 4 – 5 Analysis and Discussion Likeableness 5 – 6 Relation to Status Quo 6 – 7 Future Goals 7 – 8 Articulation 8 – 9 Behavior 9 – 10 Influence 10 – 11 Conclusion 11 – 12 References 13 – 14 Introduction Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu or as we know her as Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje in 1910 (The Vatican, n.d.). Agnes had a rough life ever since her childhood as her father passed away when she was only 9 years old. The passing away of her father put their family in a difficult financial circumstance but they stayed faithful. Agnes attended church every day with her mother and siblings. At age 12, Agnes felt a calling from God but did not know for certain.
In addition, she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work. It all began when she left for Ireland to begin her religious work, leaving her family and speaking a language few knew. Every aspect of her life, from her early years to her later years, are fascinating and builds in to her ministry to the week and poor. She was baptized August 27, 1910 as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. However, she is commonly known as Mother Teresa.
A word my parents use to describe me is delightful, delightful Lollie. Just weeks after I was born a scripture stood out to my parents, Isiah 55:12, and since that time they have read it, prayed it, and repeated it to me numerous times. The verse has seemed to fit my personality, my activities, and my perceptions of life and future. Being the first born, I have always been a leader, an organizer, and a trailblazer. I enjoy being the daughter of parents who pastor a Christian church, I have had many opportunities to travel to other cities, states, and countries for a variety of reasons.
At a church convention in 1887, she heard Hudson Taylor speak about the missionary life, and as a result, he was one of the most influential and inspirational people in her life. Amy traveled to Japan, Sri Lanka, and China, but India was where... ... middle of paper ... ...Elliot was captivated by Amy’s zealousness for God that Elisabeth started to follow in Amy’s footsteps. Amy Carmichael died on January 18, 1951, in India at age eighty-three, having worked in the mission field for fifty-five years. Amy was badly injured in a fall which left her bedridden much of the time until her death. She asked that no stone be put over her grave, instead that the children she had cared for put a birdbath over it with the single inscription “Amma,” which means mother in India.
As a girl she would be part of the local Sacred Heart choir, and she also did many solos in that group. At 12 she felt a calling of God. Six years after, she was 18-year-old, and she had decided to become a nun and go to Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin. This is where she had received the name Sister Mary Teresa. One year later she travel along Darjeeling, India, in May 1931 she made her first Professional Vows.
Because of this rally and the message it sent, I realized and wanted to give my life to Jesus through baptism. It was awesome, I got home as a young teenager and actually talked to my mom about what it really means to be a Christian and to pick up your cross and follow him. So that very next weekend, my dad baptized me in front of the whole church on Sunday morning. It was an awesome feeling knowing that because of Jesus’ grace and mercy, I will be with him one day and spend eternity with him. Although I was on top of the world at this point, I still didn’t know fully what I had gotten into.