Mother Teresa
What did Mother Teresa do to show love for others
Mother Teresa born 26th of August 1910 was a Roman Catholic nun who is a landmark in history due to the love she showed for God but significantly for others. Mother Teresa founded the missionaries of charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. She did so for forty five years. Mother Teresa showed great love for others as she ministered to the poor, sick and orphaned. And even the dying. Mother Teresa did all these things while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion first throughout India and then in other countries. This meant that not only was Mother Teresa helping the poor and deprived in her country but she was doing it all over the world. This shows the extreme love she showed towards others. Her extreme love for others was not to be forgotten as we still remember her today 14 years + after her death. Also she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Beatified comes from the Latin word Beatus meaning blessed. It is the recognition accorded by the catholic church of a dead person’s entrance into heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name. At the age of just 18 Mother Teresa left home. Not for college not for university but as a missionary. After Mother Teresa left home she never again saw her sister or mother

In the 1970s she became well known internationally for her humanitarian work and advocacy for the rights of the poor and helpless. Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charities grew dramatically during her life-time. At the time of her death Mother Teresa had 610 missions in an amazing 123 countries. This included hospices and homes for people with HIV, leprosy and tuberculosis. Her missions also consisted of soup kitchens, children’s and family counselling programs, orphanages and schools. Governments, Charity organisations and prominent individuals have been inspired by her work. For her outstanding

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