Missionaries of Charity

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  • Mother Teresa

    remarkably unique call from God while on a train ride. She heard God calling her to abandon her sheltered lifestyle as a Loreto sister to go work for and live among the impoverished and outcasted people of Calcutta (Slavicek). On August 12, 1947, Pope Pius XII granted Mother Teresa permission to leave the Loreto convent to work with the poor in Calcutta. In just less than a year, Mother Teresa had moved to the "slums of Calcutta" and opened her first school there to work for and care for the people of Calcutta (Slavicek). On October 7, 1950, the Missionaries of Charity was formally approved as a new religious order. Mother Teresa continued to do great things in Calcutta, but "all for Jesus" (Wright 86). She often said, "If it 's not for Jesus, it 's not worth doing" (86). She opened the Nirmal Hriday, a home for the dying and the Shishu Bhavan, a home for abandoned babies and children. Within fifteen years of opening the first Missionaries of Charity home in India, another home was opened outside of India. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 (Gold) and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom (Slavicek). Mother Teresa was an angel walking on the Earth being a true witness of the Kingdom of God. “The time is completed, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:14). Jesus Christ established the Kingdom of God on earth. It is not a thing, a worldly or earthly place but a divine, everlasting, universal, and spiritual place…

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  • Mother Teresa Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech Analysis

    from Calcutta. She was a Roman Catholic nun who took care of the poor and the sick in India. Mother Teresa helped refugees and sick people. She planned on using the money that she got from this prize, to make houses for those who can’t afford them ("Mother Teresa - Facts"). This shows how selfless and caring of a person she is. When Mother Teresa was twelve, she heard a call from God, demanding that she devotes her life to Him. After hearing this, she went to a nunnery, got an education, and…

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  • Research Paper On Mother Teresa

    On September 10, 1946, a train ride from Calcutta to the Himalayan foothills involved something that changed Mother Teresa’s life forever. It is what she referred to as the “call within a call” Christ spoke to her telling her to abandon her work as a teacher and go to Calcutta’s poorest and sickest people to help them (Kolodiejchuk 40). This call was the beginning of the Missionaries of Charity. This date will later be known by her congregation as Inspiration Day…

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  • Raneem Botros: A Short Story

    Raneem Botros had grown up in a relatively good life with a good house hold. That had been the first six years of her life. She had always been happy and smiling, always pleased to see her father until she had come to the true reality that life was; her mother was a lesbian, her father had raped her when she had been only fifteen, and the man she had grown up calling her daddy had only been her mother 's father. Raneem wasn 't displeased about the fact she had two mothers instead of one, and…

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  • Sister Mercedes Mission Statement

    Sister Mercedes, Marija Mickevicius, was born in Chicago in 1915 by her Lithuanian immigrant parents. Growing up, she studied at the St. Casmir Academy for girls. The academy was administered by sisters who were a "community of religious women", founded in 1907, in Scrantum, PA by Maria Kaupas. Maria believed that she should create a congregation that could maintain and give nourishment to the Lithuanian immigrants. With that mission statement, Marija became religious and joined the Sisters. She…

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  • Jacqueline Novogratz Character Analysis

    Every person has different characteristics and dreams. Many people have a desire to become productive, and have a fantastic job, house, car, and family. Others have a goal to help other people like Jacqueline Novogratz, the author of The Blue Sweater. Novogratz was a young woman who was a banker and has a dream and unique personality. There are three main characteristics that make Jacqueline Novogratz unique: she is compassionate, driven, and patient. First, Novogratz is a…

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  • Mother Teresa Goals

    Her name was Agnes. Her father died when she was eight years old. After her father’s death, she became very close to her mother. Her mother taught her how to love and help others. Once, her mother told her she should never eat alone, but instead share her food with others. Once, a little Agnes asked her mother who were the people eating with them? She responded, some of them are relatives, the rest is just other people. As she grew Agnes became interested in missionaries. At age seventeen, she…

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  • Jhonny: A True Hero

    What do you think of when you hear the word hero. Do you think of super heroes. Or do you think of fire fighters. Maybe you think of policemen. Think about it pharmetics save lives all the time just like other protectors of the city. The person that acted like a hero the most in the book was Jhonny. Johnny did a lot of good things in the book that helped people out. Johnny stood up for the girls when dally was being rude to them. He got supplies for them when they were in the church.…

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  • Mother Teresa Research Papers

    Regarding pampering, Adler speculated that a child who had received too much attention from his caregivers would always feel a need to be the center of attention and expect everything to be handed to him (Chawla, 2002). Mother Teresa was everything but that. She was not narcissistic and was by nature a very generous person (Chawla, 2002). As a matter of fact, she did not tolerate uncharitableness from others (Chawla, 2002). She also had so often put the more needy before her that at only 12…

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  • Mother Teresa Research Paper

    Mother Teresa: An Angel Walking On Earth She was called "Mother" by millions, yet she had no children. Dedicating her life to God's children, she was Mother Teresa. During the eighty seven years of her life, she devoted it to helping those in need. She considered everyone she met part of her family, part of God's family. Mother Teresa is influential on others today because she devoted her life to the poor, her focus revolved around Missionaries of Charity, and her work impacted adults and…

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