Mother Teresa

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."

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Basic Facts

  • Born August 27, 1910 in Shkup, Albania
  • Died September 5, 1997 in Calcutta, India
  • Lived in Calcutta, India for the majority of her life

Major Accomplishments

  • Founded the Missionaries of Charity
  • Founded the Kalighat Home for the Dying
  • Saved 37 children from a hospital in a war zone in 1982 in Beirut
  • Helped earthquake victims in Armenia
  • Established the first Missionaries of Charity home in the United States in the South Bronx, New York
  • Earned the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize for her efforts and display of Christianity and peace
  • In 1979, earned the Nobel Peace Prize

How she changed the world

Mother Teresa's charity and selfless work for sick, poor, needy, and dying people, has changed the world for the better. She devoted her entire life to helping people in need, and she will forever be looked up on as an amazing woman who was never greedy and used her own life to show others that helping people can make you a much better person.
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Major Influences

Mother Teresa's one major influence was God. He called upon her to carry out her work, and so she did. She was so faithful in the eyes of others, that she became an influence herself, and now many people look up to her. Some even pray to her when they are in desperate need of help or encouragement.

World Without Mother Teresa

The world might be a little dimmer without the help of Mother Teresa. She helped save countless lives, cared for people in their final days, founded organizations to help people in need, and she was never greedy. Mother Teresa of Calcutta was a rare blessing, and if there were more people like her, the world would be a better place.