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1 Mother Teresa World History Honors Scrapbook Maisie O’Meara

2 Childhood Born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia to mother, Drane, and father, Nikola Birth name: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu Youngest of three children Father died when she was eight and left family in financial debt Young Gonxha Nikola

3 Childhood Was a member of the youth group at her parish called Sodality Felt a strong call from God at age 12 Drane, her mother, encouraged Gonxha’s vocation Gonxha knew she was going to be a missionary Drane Gonxha

4 Path to Becoming “Mother Teresa” Received First Communion when she was five and a half Was confirmed in November of 1916 Involved in religious formation at her parish First Communion Confirmation

5 Path to Becoming “Mother Teresa” Left home at 18 years of age to join the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland Trained in Dublin for a few months Made initial vows to become a nun on May 24, 1931 Received name “Sister Mary Teresa” after St. Thérèse of Lisieux Sisters of Loreto St. Therese of Lisieux

6 Work Taught at St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta from 1931 to 1943 Became school’s principal in 1944 1948-received permission from convent to leave school and devote time to help the poor Started a school for slum children Cathedral in Calcutta School in the slum

7 Work September 10, 1946-she received her inspiration from Jesus Lord told her that the poor had been neglected and needed cared for Jesus asked her to create a religious community to be of service to the poor October 7, 1950- established Missionaries of Charity The poor in Calcutta Missionaries of Charity

8 Work Took a nursing course with Medical Mission Sisters in Patna Went back to and lived with Little Sisters of the Poor while working in slums She took care of families –Washed children’s sores –Cared for elderly –Nursed a woman dying of hunger and TB Medical Mission SistersLittle Sisters of the Poor

9 Mother Teresa’s Establishments Missionaries of Charity officially established in the Archdiocese of Calcutta on October 7, 1950 1960’s-Mother Teresa sent Sisters to other parts of India to serve the poor 1965- she was encouraged by Pope Paul VI to open a house in Venezuela India Missionaries of Charity

10 Mother Teresa’s Establishments Eventually there was a house in every continent From 1980 on a house was opened in every communist country –Soviet Union –Albania –Cuba Soviet Union Albania

11 Mother Teresa’s Establishments 1963-established Missionary of Charity Brothers 1976-established Contemplative Sisters 1979-established Contemplative Brothers 1984-Missionary of Charity Fathers Missionary of Charity Brothers Missionary of Charity Fathers

12 Mother Teresa’s Establishments Co-Workers of Mother Teresa and Sick and Suffering Co-Workers –People of various faiths and nationalities with whom she shared her spirit of prayer and kind, humble works Lay Missionaries of Charity Corpus Christi Movement for Priests –For those who had a charitable spirit like her Co- Workers of Mother Teresa Corpus Christi Movement for Priests

13 Last Years March 1997- elected her successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity Met Pope John Paul II one last time Died September 5, 1997 Pope John Paul II Mother Teresa’s Funeral

14 Accomplishments Mother Teresa’s sisters reached 4,000 members 610 foundations established in 123 countries Indian Padmashri Award in 1962 Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971 Sisters Pope John XXIII

15 Accomplishments Nehru Prize in 1972 –For her great promotion of international peace Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 Balzan Prize in 1979 Receiving Nehru Prize Receiving Nobel Peace Prize

16 Accomplishments Was honored a state funeral by the Government of India Body was buried in the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity Less than two years after death-Pope John Paul II permitted opening of her Cause of Canonization Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa’s Tomb

17 Legacy Tomb almost immediately became a popular spot of pilgrimage and prayer for all people Society of missionaries that she started have spread all over the world Became one of the most significant symbols of compassion to the world Will always be remembered as one of the greatest “Mothers to the Poor” Mother Teresa

18 “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?”- Mother Teresa

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