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Name- Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiv

DOB- August 27, 1910 (Skopje)

Known as- Humbly ministering to lepers

Father- Nikollë Bojaxhiu

Mother- Dranafile Bojaxhiu

Death- September 5, 1997

 


 

About Mother Teresa-

 

Mother Teresa born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiv in skopje, Macedonia on August 27, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt the call of God. She knew she had to be in missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen, she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the sisiters of loreto, an Irish community of nuns, with mission in India.

 

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After a few months of training in Dublin, she was sent to India where on May 22, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. From 1931 to 1948, Mother Teresa taught in St. Mary’s High School in Kolkata, but the suffering and poverty she glimpsed outside the convent walls made such a deep impression on her that in 1948. She received permission on her that superiors to leave the convent school and devote herself to working among of the poor in the slums of Kolkata. Although she had no funds, she depended on Divining providence and started an Open Air School for the slum children. Soon, she was joined by voluntary helpers, and financial support was also forthcoming. This made it possible for her to extend the scope of her work.

In 1950 on 7th October, Mother Teresa received permission from the Holy See to start her own order, “The Missionaries of Charity”, whose primary task was to love and care for those person to whom nobody was prepared to look after. In 1965, the society became an Interactional Religions family by a decree of Pope Paul VI. Today the order comprises active and contemplative branches of sisters and brothers in many countries. In 1963, both the contemplative branch of the sister and the active branch of the brothers was the founded. In 1979, the contemplative branch of the brothers was added, and in 1948 the Priest branch was established. The society of Missionaries has spread all over the world, including the form Soviet Union and Eastern European countries. They provide effective help to poorest of the poor in a number of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin Amery and also undertake relief work in the wake of natural catastrophes such as floods, epidemic, and famine, and for the refugees. The order also has hours for North America, Europe and Australia, where they take care of the shut alcoholics, homeless and AIDS suffer.

 

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The Missionaries of Charity throughout the world are aided and assisted by workers who became sister and brother and officials of the Intimate Association. By the end of 1990, there were over one million co-workers in more than 40 countries. Along with the co-workers, the other members of the Missionaries charity try to follow Mother Teresa’s spirit and charisma in their families.

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