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    Testimonial for St. Frances Cabrini St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was a perfect example of the Catholic faith, beginning her lifelong service as a little girl, following in the the steps of one of her primary role models: me, Rosa, her sister and teacher. Although our uncle and I guided her initially on her spiritual journey, Frances was an independent and self-sufficient young lady, securing a teaching license with the highest honors from the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. With her new license, my little sister was able to educate and serve the less fortunate of the world as she had always longed to do, but her dream was almost cut short when she contracted smallpox while caring for the ill. She was so terribly heartbroken when she was refused…

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    Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

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    (Meg Greene, 2004) After 10 years helping the destitute in the slums of Calcutta, where 100,000 were homeless Mother Teresa's "call" was caring for the sick and poor. (BBC, 2003) She established a new congregation Missionaries of charity in which open Shishu Bhavan House for abandoned and handicapped children. (Meg Greene, 2004) In 1952, she established Nirmal Hriday hospice where the terminally ill could die with dignity. Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel in 1979, she accepted the Nobel Peace…

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    The motto of the Missionaries of Charity was to giving until it hurt. When one joins the Missionaries of Charity they take a vow of poverty, chastity, obedience, and wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor. Mother Teresa committed herself to these vows and, as it seems, she never faltered from the daily recommitment. She cared for the poorest of the poor by taking those abounded to die and caring for them until the end of their earthly life. Mother Teresa would clean their wound…

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    The film the Letters by William Riead, explains the story of Mother Teresa from the point of view of Vatican priest Father Benjamin Praagh. He was the Father in charge of investigating the life and events following Mother Teresa of Calcutta death and path to canonization and saint hood. Mother Teresa wanted to be a Missionary and help the poor. She discovered her calling at the age of 12. Mother Teresa took her vows and becomes a nun back in May 24, 1931 in Dublin Ireland. Mother Teresa left to…

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    father's death at the age of eight, striking a financial crisis for the Bojaxhiu family. As she became older, she was associated with the Sacred Heart community as well as joined the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland. However, a remarkable journey to Calcutta sparked her life of service. She began to teach, and later became principal, in an all girls' high school in the impoverished parts of Calcutta. Nevertheless, Christ played a significant part in her early life. Agnes became a nun, experienced…

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    Despite Abbot Kuno’s higher position, Hildegard frequently and openly disagrees with him. When she is appointed magistra of the cloister, Hildegard insists that she be chosen by a vote of the sisters. Later, Hildegard works to separate the nuns from Disibodenberg and move to Rupertsberg. However, Hildegard is never shown to dislike or shun men. One of her closest friends and advisors is Brother Volmar. Even after the nuns leave the cloister, Volmar follows to Rupertsberg and continues to assist…

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    Saint Rose of Lima had been a very divine person ever since she was born. Throughout her life, she had always dedicated herself to religion, prayer, suffering, and saving souls from purgatory. Rose always believed that although her life was very poor, there are always others out there who have it far worse. Thus with her loving compassion, Rose never hesitated to help the poor, the sick, or the weak whenever she came across them on the streets of Lima. This was what the moral of Rose’s life was…

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    St Therese Research Paper

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    St. Therese of Lisieux Sttherese.com says, “From an early age Thérèse wanted to give herself to God.” She was born on January 2, 1873 (Hoever 401) in Alençon, Normandy (“St. Therese of”). After her mother died when Therese was four her family, her father and four older sisters, moved to Les Buissonnets, Lisieux where she would be raised (“About St Therese”). After fifteen years at home Therese entered the Lisieux Carmel and lived there until her early death at twenty-four years old (“Her life…

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    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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    Mother Teresa once said, “A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves. The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.” Mother Teresa is epitome of selflessness. As a nun working in the slums of Calcutta, she possessed true humbleness and embraced humility in her work. She is an excellent model of how one should live out The Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are the centerpiece…

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