A Famous woman activist
Back in her day
- Mother Teresa was born on August the 26th or 27th 1910, baptized on 27 August. She was born in Skopje, Macedonia. She was originally named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu but changed it when she became a sister of Loretto. She died on the 5th of September 1997 in Calcutta, India.
- Her parents Nikola and Dronda Bojaxhiu had five children, but only 3 survived. Agnes was the youngest, with an older sister Aga and a brother Lazar.
- Nikola was a contracter and was heavily involved in politics. Because of his sudden and shocking death Dronda had to take full responsibility of all three children.
- When she was just twelve years old, she felt strongly towards god. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ.
- When she was eighteen she left her parents home in Skopje and joined the sisters of Loretto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India.
Nobel Peace Prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Mother Teresa in 1979
Mother Teresa helping people
The secret Life of Mother Teresa
Her Causes and Methods
Mother Teresa was a very religious person and loved God. She believed that people everywhere should be treated equally. She devoted her life and with her faith in God she helped many people round the world . Because of her kindness towards others she received a Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
In 1946 Mother Teresa experienced what she defined as a "call within a call" also known as inspiration to leave the Loretto convent and decided to spend her time to care for the sick and the poor. She then moved into the slums. In 1950, she got permission from the Vatican to found the missionaries of charity, a group of Roman Catholic religious woman, spending their time to help the "poorest of the poor".
Her cause was to help people, no matter how poor they were, and wanted peace throughout.
Her Methods were that she taught people about God.