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DescriptionMother Teresa is one of the most famous caring and considerate person thatís ever lived. In 1948 she joined the Indian nuns (Loretto). Since then, she has dedicated her life to caring and helping the poor, sick and homeless. Her selfless work has enabled her to receive many honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910, in Yugoslavia. She was the youngest, and grew up with a brother and sister in a happy Christian Home. When she turned 12, she already knew she would spend her life serving God! Mother Teresa joined the Loretto nuns at the age of 17, and had to join a convent. She was totally devoted and had to follow all the guidelines once in the convent. She had to leave behind family and friends, which must have been hard for her, as she was still only a teen. Soon after joining the convent, in 1944, Mother Teresa taught Geography in St .Mary’s High school. This was in the rough part of town, though the School was private, and very well educated. Mother Teresa then became the principal, but shortly after came down with tuberculosis and was sent to Darjeeling to rest. Then Mother Teresa received a call, she was leaving the Convent for good, and following her ambition to nurture the poor sick and homeless, she felt that her goal in life was to help people. For many ,many years Mother Teresa went on helping and giving, with nothing in return, until the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1979 she receved the Nobel peace prize in Oslo. Here is Mother Teresa’s very meaningful Nobel Peace Prize speech(cut short ); “As we have gathered here together to thank God for the Nobel Peace Prize I think it will be beautiful that we pray the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi which always surprises me very much - we pray this prayer every day after Holy Communion, because it is very fitting for each one of us, and I always wonder that 4-500 years ago as St. Francis of Assisi composed this prayer that they had the same difficulties that we have today, as we compose this prayer that fits very nicely for us also. I think some of you already have got it - so we will pray together.
Let us thank God for the opportunity that we all have together today, for this gift of peace that reminds us that we have been created to live that peace, and Jesus became man to bring that good news to the poor. He being God became man in all things like us except sin, and he proclaimed very clearly that he had come to give the good news. The news was peace to all of good will and this is something that we all want - the peace of heart - and God loved the world so much that he gave his son - it was a giving - it is as much as if to say it hurt God to give, because he loved the world so much that he gave his son, and he gave him to Virgin Mary, and what did she do with him ?”
Mother Teresa believed that becoming a nun would lead her to a life like the stories in the Parish church are told. She believed that becoming a nun would get her closer to God. She also believed that being a Nun was loyal because she would be dedicating her life to god, she knew she would join the nuns at a very young age. Due to her religious background, Mother Teresa just wanted to get closer to the god she had grew up worshipping. Mother Teresa had many duties as a nun, they were mainly to worship God every day. She had to care for the children in poverty and do her best at chores.
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