Mother Teresa Biography  

Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia. She was named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Right from childhood, she was spiritually inclined and at the young age of 12 she felt that God existed and had visions about God.

When she was 18, Mother Teresa left home and joined the Sisters of Loreto, which is an Irish community and had missionaries in India.

After undergoing a few months training at the nun’s institution, Mother Teresa was sent to India on May 24, 1931. She started out by teaching at the St.Mary’s High School in Calcutta and she never left the convent campus for several years. In 1948, one day she had to leave the convent to go out for some missionary work and that is when she noticed the poverty stricken life on the streets of India. She decided to work for the poor and homeless and left the convent after that.

She did not have any funds to begin a large scale operation. However, she started an open air school and started working with the children in the slum. Very soon many volunteers and helpers joined her and her organization started receiving funds automatically.

She slowly started expanding the scope of her work and started different missionaries like home for the aged, home for the lepers, and home for abandoned and orphaned children. Her missionaries have spread all over the world today and receive fund from all over the world including the Vatican.

Mother Teresa's work had led her to receive many awards and recognition. However, her service to humanity was always selfless and out of no expectations in return. She died on 5 September 1997 in Calcutta at the age of 87.

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