Mother Teres An Iconic Figure Of Virtue And Altruism Essay

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Albanian- Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary, Mother Teresa, was born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Yugoslavia. She was baptized originally as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Mother Teresa dedicated her life to serving the unfortunate around the world. When she was 12 years old, Teresa received a “call within a call” from God to help the poor. At 18, she left home to join a community of Irish nuns, the Sisters of Loretto, on a missionary to Calcutta, India. Teresa traveled to India to help fight illness and poverty. As she traveled to Calcutta, Mother Teresa witnessed suffering from poverty, illness, and violent conflict. She devoted herself to the needy persons whom she served through the faith of Christ. She became an iconic figure of virtue and altruism. Mother Teresa had a humanistic and compassionate attitude towards society, where she became widely respected by people of all faiths for her charitable work among the “poorest of the poor.” In this paper, I will explain Mother Teresa’s humanistic persona by analyzing different perspectives of personality and how she has made a significant impact on humanity.

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