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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was born August 26th, 1910 and died September 5th, 1997. She was born Agenese Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Albania. As a child, Agnes was always fascinated by missionaries and at age twelve decided she would go into religious life. At age eighteen, she left home to become a member of the Sisters of Loreto. Her first stint as a novitiate was in Ireland, so she could learn English. She is ultimately sent to India to teach children English there. In 1929, she moved to Darjeeling, India to begin her official novitiate and took her vows May 24th, 1931.

Teresa then moved to Calcutta to teach Indian school children, but many of them were the children of rich foreign parents and well-to-do Indians. Nearby Teresa was surrounded with the impoverished, which became particularly acute during a famine in 1943 and Hindu-Muslim violence in 1946. On September 10th, 1946, Teresa believed that she...

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