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    “motherhood.” This was the time where her teaching career really took off. After teaching, Teresa realized her moment to shine was helping others. She then began the Missionaries of Charity. There was never just one charity, no. Mother Teresa began a few because she felt not only one was enough. Other than the Missionaries of Charity, Teresa had been involved in a few other non-religious activities. For her kindness and helpfulness, Teresa was awarded many prizes for what she did for others. She didn’t

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    the lives of missionaries, their services, and contributions to the world. By the age 12, she had become convinced that she should commit herself to a religious life. Saint Teresa left home at the age of 18 to pursue her dream of doing missionary work, and joined the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary, known as the Sisters of Loreto. On May 24, 1931, she took her first religious vows as a nun; at that time

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    had early exposure to missionary work and charity, her mother and father would bring Agnes to help with charity and feed and care for the poor. This lead her on a good path to righteousness and holiness at a young age. She impacted people in nothing but good ways, from charity to church and missionary work. Mother Teresa has had a monumental impact on charity and Catholicism. Mother Teresa founded charities around the world. She founded the “Order of the missionaries of charity”, a large Roman Catholic

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    eighteen years before moving to Ireland and then India, where she spent the majority of her life. Mother Teresa was the child of the politically involved couple, Nikollë and Dranafile Bojaxhiu. During her childhood, she was fascinated by the lives of missionaries and their services, and by the age of twelve, she had made the decision to devote herself to the religious life. At

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    knew at age 12 that she wanted to help the poor. At age 18, she had decided that she wanted to be a missionary. (Mother Teresa Facts 1) In 1928, she left her home in Gonxha to join The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and was given the name Sister Teresa. She received training in Dublin, Ireland and also trained with The American Medical Missionary Sisters in Patna, India. She started her missionary work by going and working in Calcutta, India. Her first job in Calcutta was to teach children who

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    help the poor. When she was eighteen Agnes made the decision to join the Sisters of Loreto and left for their mission in Calcutta. Upon joining the sisterhood Agnes chose the name "Sister Teresa", after Saint Teresa of Lisbeaux, the patroness of missionaries. It was there in Calcutta that Sister Teresa devoted her life to God and later took on the title of "Mother Teresa". Her devotion changed countless lives of the people in India, as well as around the world. (Spink, 83) Mother Teresa then began

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    A Legacy of Love

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    Agnes Bohaxhiu, other wise known as Mother Teresa, is known worldwide as one of the most remarkable missionaries. Following the call of her Lord, Mother Teresa traveled to the slums of India to serve Christ. Her work was based on the verse, Matthew 25: 35: For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to

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    in the life of missionaries and felt that she was being called to a life of serving God. By the time she was 18 she had left home and joined the Sisters of Loreto, never to see her mother or sister again. Though based out of Ireland, the Sisters of Loreto had a mission in Calcutta, India, where Mother Teresa spent most of her life serving as a teacher and helping the poor. Upon taking her first vows as a nun in 1931, she chose the name Teresa after the patron saint of missionaries. The mod...

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    Mother Teresa

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    great humanitarians. Mother Teresa was a unique individual that stood out of the crowd because of her involvement in helping the sick, poor and dying. She spent everyday of her adulthood caring for people that were in need by setting up the Missionary of Charity along with many homes for the people she cared for. Mother Teresa won many awards throughout her lifetime for her dedication to care for people in need. It is no wonder that Mother Teresa won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and is considered a

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    Biography of Mother Teresa

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    Biography of Mother Teresa Mother Teresa was a wonderful woman and a great influence on the world today. She was born in 1910 in Macedonia with the name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She was born into a family of deeply religious Catholics. Agnes felt she got the calling to work for God at the young age of fourteen. She joined the Loreto order and went to Bengal, India, to start her studies. In 1937, Agnes took her final vows to become a nun and has done much great work in the world since. Agnes Gonxha

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