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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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    Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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    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 at St. Mary’s School in the Loreto community, Calcutta (India), eventually becoming

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    Something Beautiful for God

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    God. Knowing she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ, she left her parental home at eighteen. She joined the Sisters of Loreto, which was an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. When the few mouths of ... ... middle of paper ... ...other Teresa died. Regardless of emotional, spiritual, and physical work, she seemed unstoppable. It was only a few months before her death that she finally surrendered the position of head of her Missionaries of Charity (Who was Blessed?)

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    Mother Teresa

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    consider 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

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    the youngest. She attended the government school. In her teens, Agnes became a member of a youth group in her local parish called Sodality. Through her involvement with their activities guided by Yugoslavian priests, Agnes became interested in missionaries in India. There, letters from Yugoslavian priests working in Bengal were read. Young Agnes was one of the Sodalists who volunteered for the Bengal Mission. When she turned eighteen, she left home to join the Irish Loreto order, whose Sisters ran

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    great consideration to the essence of suffering and worked towards it alleviation. Furthermore, she exemplified many of Buddha's teachings in her life. History/ Background: Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a Roman Catholic nun and founder of the Missionaries of Charity, to care for the most destite of Indian society. In 1952 Mother Teresa opened the Nirmal Hriday (Pure Heart) Home for Dying Destitutes in Calcutta. She and her fellow nuns took in dying Indians off the streets of Calcutta and brought

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    The Influence of Religion on Mother Teresa

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    A person’s life can be influenced through various aspects of religion, whether it be certain beliefs and traditions or certain people throughout that person’s life. Mother Teresa, born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910 in Albania, had many influences through Christianity within her life and lived as a person of religion. At an early age, Agnes received a calling from God to help people, which then led to her leaving her home at the age of 18 and joining the Sisters of Loreto. Mother Teresa

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    Learning from Mother Teresa

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    convent to help the poor by living among them" (Sebba 46). Mother Teresa left the confines of the Loretto order to begin her own ministry. In 1950 she received papal permission to found a new religious order, the Missionaries of Charity (Associated Press, Highlights). Through the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa brought true peace and hope to millions. Love is the most fundamental peace. Peace that comes from love is not simply the absence of conflict, it is active, living, and engages

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    Modern Day Disciples

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    Modern Day Disciples Following Jesus today is harder than it used to be, but modern day disciples do exist. Christians try to see Jesus in other people and they follow Jesus' example and teachings. An everyday Christian would try to see the good in everybody, try to forgive others when hurt or unhappy and apologise for things that they do wrong. Caring for the poor, putting others before themselves and trying not to be racist or prejudiced are all important qualities that an everyday Christian

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    stages of “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

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