My Famous Person Paper Mother Teresa

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Mother Teresa I choose for my famous person paper Mother Teresa, the reasons are quite humble. It is a known fact that here in the US we take so much for granite, we are never satisfied with what we have or have been given. In addition, our success is measured by how much money, possession we have. This brings me to Mother Teresa, born “Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 27, 1910 in a Macedonian town of Skopje. To a middle class business family. Her parents baptized Agnes as a Christian. She was the youngest of the three. There were two other siblings’ older sister Aga, her older brother Lazar, was two years old”. () Here family were very religious and attended the church many times a week, her father was extremely involved in the local church as well as in city politics as a vocal proponent of Albanian independence. (Agnes) Mother Teresa went to a convent-run school for young children, as well as going on to attend a state-run school for teens between the age of 11 and 16 or 18. As a young girl, Mother Teresa sang in the local Sacred Heart choir. She even made a pilgrimage to the chapel of the Madonna of Letnice atop Black Mountain in Skopje, during such trip (Agnes) Mother Teresa only at the tender age of 12 felt a passion for religious life. It is here that I believe she knew her destiny s, a destiny of dedicating her life to the church and God and people destitute. She would go on to encourage many people. At an early age (Agnes) Mother Teresa was introduced to sharing, her parents, who under no circumstances would ever turn away anyone in need. By the age of 8 Agnes life would be forever changed. Grief was brought upon the family, her father had passed away. There would be sufferings, but her moth... ... middle of paper ... ...rity, which prompted Mother Teresa to begin expanding internationally. By the time of her death in 1997, the Missionaries of Charity numbered over 4,000—in addition to thousands more lay volunteers—with 610 foundations in 123 countries on all seven continents. The Decree of Praise was just the beginning, as Mother Teresa received various honors for her tireless and effective charity. She was awarded the Jewel of India, the highest honor bestowed on Indian civilians, as well as the now-defunct Soviet Union 's Gold Medal of the Soviet Peace Committee. And in 1979, Mother Teresa won her highest honor when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work "in bringing help to suffering humanity." She became known as the All through her life, Mother Teresa I think the following poem that she wrote, will give you some idea of what kind of thinker she was.
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