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  • Mother Teresa. http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1979/teresa-bio.html
  • Mother Teresa Wiki. Source Biography Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 27, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. After a few months' training in Dublin she was sent to India, where on May 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. From 1931 to 1948 Mother Teresa taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta, but the suffering and poverty she glimpsed outside the convent walls made such a deep impression on her that in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent school and devote herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta. Although she had no funds, she depended on Divine Providence, and started an open-air school for 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. On October 7, 1950, 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 persons nobody was prepared to look after. In 1965 the Society became an International Religious 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 Sisters and the Active branch of the Brothers was founded. In 1979 the Contemplative branch of the Brothers was added, and in 1984 the Priest branch was established. The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world, including the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries. They provide effective help to the poorest of the poor in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and they undertake relief work in the wake of natural catastrophes such as floods, epidemics, and famine, and for refugees. The order also has houses in North America, Europe and Australia, where they take care of the shut-ins, alcoholics, homeless, and AIDS sufferers. The Missionaries of Charity throughout the world are aided and assisted by Co-Workers who became an official International Association on March 29, 1969. By the 1990s there were over one million Co-Workers in more than 40 countries. Along with the Co-Workers, the lay Missionaries of Charity try to follow Mother Teresa's spirit and charism in their families. Mother Teresa's work has been recognised and acclaimed throughout the world and she has received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971) and the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding (1972). She also received the Balzan Prize (1979) and the Templeton and Magsaysay awards. From Nobel Lectures, Peace 1971-1980, Editor-in-Charge Tore Frängsmyr, Editor Irwin Abrams, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1997 This autobiography/biography was first published in the book series Les Prix Nobel. It was later edited and republished in Nobel Lectures. To cite this document, always state the source as shown above.
  • Mother Teresa of Calcutta. More about her here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Theresa Not a biblical character though. :)
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  • Isn't it Mother Teresa? NO? Dang.
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  • The great "Mother Theresa" a yugoslavian origin and Indian citizen
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  • "Mother Teresa (Albanian: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu; August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over forty years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. By the 1970s she had become internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless, due in part to a documentary, and book, Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Theresa
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  • She died around the same time as Princess Diana and people are still talking about Diana almost 11 years later. I don't hear any talk of Mother Theresa.
  • Mother Theresa doubted the existence of God, and feared that she was a hypocrite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Gv68wRC1Y Penn and Teller call "Bullshit" on her. She was "corrupt, nasty, cynical, and cruel"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADbERjjQ508 A 1997 book "The Missionary Position" exposes some of the things Mother REALLY did. "Mother Teresa is first and foremost interested not in providing medical treatment, but in furthering Catholic doctrine" http://www.amazon.com/dp/185984054X/ It shocked me that people could say bad things about someone who is so marketed and revered for altruism.   Now I've seen everything!
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  • "The Nobel Peace Prize 1979 Mother Teresa India Leader of Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta" Source and further information: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1979/index.html Further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Teresa

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