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    “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa was the type of lady who always had a smile on her face and she would never let anything ruin her mood. Mother Teresa was a “saint” in Calcutta. Mother Teresa, who’s native name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, wasn’t always the person who helped others. She lived a different lifestyle before she became such a saint. Keep in mind, Calcutta was not particularly the best place to live at the time of Mother

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    to join the Irish Loreto order, whose Sisters ran a mission in Calcutta, India. Mother Teresa’s first assignment was teaching high school girls in Calcutta from 1929 to 1946. There she taught geography at the St. Mary’s High School. For some years, she was a principal of the school and was also in charge of the Daughters of St. Anne, the Indian religious order attached to the Loreto Sisters. By December 1, 1928 Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu had chosen the name of Sister Mary Teresa of the Child Christ after

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    age of 12, Agnes decided to follow in her mother's footsteps and 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

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    Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in 1910 to Albanian parents in Skopje, which at the time was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. (The city is now the capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.) When she was 18, she entered the Order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto in Ireland. She trained in Dublin and in Darjeeling, India, before taking her religious vows in 1937. She took the name Teresa from Saint Teresa of Lisieux, the patron saint of foreign missionaries. In September 1946, while riding

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    abuse. She was the voice of the voiceless, the hands and feet of Jesus, and the love of the Father. When she was about to get on a bus to get home she would end up giving her money to the poor and walk many miles home. Mother Teresa and her fellow sisters of the Lord did not just help the poor; they lived where

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    income from her father’s salary, her family quickly plummeted, and she ended up on the streets, and begged for food and materials. Sh ehad created a group called the Missionary of CharityBy 1997, the 13 member Congregation had grown up to 4,000 sisters in this group. Mother Teresa has also done many miracles. In 2002, the Victim had seen a miracle done by Mother Teresa, it involved an Indian woman named Monica Bersa, who said she was cured of an abdominal tumor because of Mother Teresa’s treating

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    every day in May and assisted the service for the Holy Virgin."1 She really enjoyed going to church because she loved to read, pray and sing. Agnes made a very difficult decision at the age of eighteen that changed her life. She decided to join the Sisters of Loretto, which was a community of Irish nuns with a mission in the Archdices of Calcutta. In 1928 Mother Teresa went to India and began to teach at a convent school in Calcutta. She taught there for many years and even served as the principal

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    her father when she was only eight years old. Her mother was left to raise Teresa and her sisters in a life of poverty. According to Teresa, her mother’s care and love towards her children greatly influenced her character as a generous, compassionate patron of God. She left home at the age of eighteen to achieve life as a missionary. She joined the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland, thus receiving the name Sister Mary Teresa, after St. Therese of Lisieux. Teresa first served the institute as a teacher

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    India. Over the following twenty years, Mother Teresa served at St. Mary’s High School and led ‘The Daughter’s of St. Anne,’ the Indian order of Loreto Sisters. Then in 1946, She requested and received permission, to leave the cloister and work in the slums of Calcutta. In 1948, Mother Teresa traveled to Patna to the ‘American Medical Missionary Sisters,’ where she received three months of intensive nursing training. Later she returned to Calcutta, to serve the poorest of the poor, gradually sev...

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    Agnes grew up is likely what inspired her on her future endeavors. At age twelve Agnes was convinced that she should commit herself to a religious life and at eighteen years old set off to Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin and became a nun. It was there that she took the name Sister Mary Teresa. Shortly after, she was

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