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MOTHER TERESA Prepared by: Leonel Posada , Boris Salazar

SHE WAS BORN… • She was born in August 26th 1910.

• By age 12 she was convinced that she should commit herself to religious life. • Teresa left home in 1928 at age 18 to join the Sisters of Loretto at Abbey in Ireland to learn English with view of becoming a missionary.

RECOGNITION AND RECEPTION • Teresa was first recognised by the Indian government more than a third of a century earlier, receiving the Padma Shri in 1962.

• Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India. It is awarded by the Government of India, every year on India's Republic Day.

• In 1979, Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace". • She refused the conventional ceremonial banquet for laureates, and saying that earthly rewards were important only if they helped her to help the world's needy • When Teresa received the prize she was asked, "What can we do to promote world peace?" She answered, "Go home and love your family." Building on this theme in her Nobel lecture.

• Teresa had a heart attack in Rome in 1983 while she was visiting Pope John Paul II.


• Following a second attack in 1989, she received an artificial pacemaker. • In 1991, after a bout of pneumonia in Mexico, she had additional heart problems. • in March 13th 1997 Teresa resigned as head of the Missionaries of Charity, and she died on 5th September 1997

INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS • Fluent in five languages – Bengali, Albanian, Serbian, English and Hindi. She made occasional trips outside India for humanitarian reasons. • By 1996, Teresa operated 517 missions in over 100 countries. Her Missionaries of Charity grew from twelve to thousands, serving the "poorest of the poor" in 450 centres worldwide.


On 17 December 2015, the Vatican Press Office confirmed that Pope Francis recognised a second miracle attributed to Teresa: “the healing of a Brazilian man with multiple brain tumours back in 2008.� The miracle first came to the attention of the postulation (officials managing the cause)

By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.

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