There was a woman like no other before her, her name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She changed her name to Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa was dedicated to taking care of the poor and helping the needy and She devoted her life to taking care of the sick and anyone who needed love. Through her compassion and care, Mother Theresa had a great and lasting influence on the world around her. After she opened Missionaries of charitys, 15 others opened around the world. All that which is apparent in the book “Mother Teresa, A Complete Authorized Biography” by author, Kathryn Spink.
Mother Teresa made a huge impact on the world we live in. In the 1950s, she began helping those with leprosy. The Indian government gave the Missionaries of Charity a 34-acre plot of land near the city of Asansol. Under Mother Teresa’s guidance, a leper colony was established, called Shanti Nagar (Town of Peace). For her work among the people of India, the Indian government gave her the Padmashree (“Magnificent Lotus”) Award in September of 1962.
Mother Teresa was completely fearless because she had God on her side. The words she spoke are now inscribed on a poster hanging in a home for AIDS sufferers which she and her sisters opened at Christmas 1985, in the very heart of New York City. She called the home “Gift Of Love”.In 1948 Pope Pius XII gave Mother Teresa permission to be a totally independent nun, so she became an Indian citizen. After studying about nursing, she founded the “Missionaries of Charity.” This was a group of nuns who go around and help the sick and dying. All the nuns that agreed to work in the “Missionaries of Charity” had to devote their lives to helping the poor and not to receive any money or material things. To the side is a picture of a letter that Mother Teresa sent to a nun that wanted to join the “Missionaries of Charity.” Mother Teresa welcomed her into the group with praise.
In “Mother Teresa : In My Own Words” by Mother Teresa herself. She writes about when her story started. At first, Mother Teresa was assigned to teach a small Geography class at St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta. Mother Teresa noticed all the beggars, lepers, and homeless people on the streets of Calcutta. There lives were horrible, living on other peoples scraps and letting babies that they couldn’t support die in trash bins. She decided to ask the archbishop if she could stop her teaching and dedicate her life to helping the “less fortunate.” When Mother Teresa received a written consent that it was okay, she began her work.
People made a movie about Mother Teresa’s life and everything she did with her fellow nuns. The movie did a very good job of showing how much Mother Teresa cared for the sick. The main part of the movie was when Mother Teresa and her nuns were starting a whole new center to the sick and dying. When the person that owned the building was telling the nuns and Mother Teresa about all the nice things they has in the building, the nuns almost simultaneously said, “I don’t think we will be needing that.” The nuns and Mother Teresa live in such low living conditions and don’t seem to mind. Unlike most of us, she doesn’t need material things to get along. All she needs is some running water and the necessary materials to help the sick. <This information found by Malcolm Muggeridge in the book ” Something beautiful for god”>
There are also some kinds of summer groups like Habitat for Humanity which was inspired by Mother Teresa herself. Unlike Habitat for Humanity these groups of kids go out and help the sick and dying just like Mother Teresa. The leader of these groups is a well known priest by the name of Johann Christoph. These kids love to do what Mother Teresa does best and make many dying people happy in there last days of life. The School that did this was the “Wake Forest University.” Or as they prefer to be called the “City of Joy Scholars.” The kids spent 18 long days in Calcutta as Mother Teresa’s first help center. The kids remember the varied cultures and races that Mother Teresa and the nuns love so very much. No matter how sick they looked. The kids were forever changed mentally and emotionally after seeing and helping the helpless.
The Missionaries of Charity and Mother Teresa were probably the most caring people on Earth. She spent her whole life teaching, helping and lending her hand out to those who needed it. Mother Teresa truly did disturb the universe in more ways than 1 or even 100, as you can see in the research paper and everyday life, the news, news papers and encyclopedias. She put all her faith in God and helped in every way possible and she died doing that and never gave up and that’s what made her a great person everyone wanted to interview. She served as a great role model. She deserved all those awards that she received and I can’t think of anyone else who deserved them more than her. She was truly an angel.