Mother Teresa (Angel Of Mercy) Essay

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. BIOGRAPHY:-born august 26, 1910-baptized august 27 in Macedonia-family is Albanian and catholic, though the majority of the Albanians are muslim-educated and raised by her mother-father died at age 9- She helped a father, who had difficulties with the language, to teach catechism and reada lot about Slovenian and Croatian missionaries in India.-she had her first calling at age 12-she decided at age 18 to serve god and his will by joining our Sister's of our Lady ofLoreto in India-1928 sent to Calcutta to be trained to be a teacher and given name Sister Teresa-1929 taught secondary school in Calcutta St. Mary's High School-1937 takes final vows as a nun-1946: While riding a train to the mountain town of Darjeeling to recover from suspected tuberculosis, she said she received a calling from God "to serve him among the poorest of the poor."-1947: Permitted to leave her order and moves to Calcutta's slums to set up her first school.-March 19, 1949 the first girl joined MT-1950: Founds the order of Missionaries of Charity.-1962: Wins her first prize for her humanitarian work: the Padma Shri award for distinguished service. Over the years, she uses the money from such prizes to found dozens of new homes.-1982: Persuades Israelis and Palestinians to stop shooting long enough to rescue 37 retarded children from a hospital in besieged Beirut.-1983: Has a heart attack while in Rome visiting Pope John Paul II.-1985: Awarded Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian award.-1989: Has a second and nearly fatal attack. Doctors implant a pacemaker.-1990: Announces her intention to resign, and a conclave of sisters is called to choose successor. In a secret ballot, Mother Teresa is...

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