10 Interesting Mother Teresa Facts

Sunday, August 10th 2014. | People

Mother Teresa Facts give the detail information about the famous catholic nun in the world. She was an inspiring woman. People love her so much because she struggled to fight for the sick and helpless people. Here are the interesting facts about Mother Teresa for you:

Mother Teresa Facts 1: life span

Mother Teresa was born on 26 August 1910 in Uskub, Ottoman Empire. He passed away in Calcutta, India on 5 September 1997.  She was famous as a catholic nun who fought for the helpless and sick people.

Mother Teresa Facts 2: devoted life

Do you know that mother Teresa spent her entire life to help the sick, poor, needy and helpless people? Therefore, people also call her as a humanitarian.

Mother Teresa Facts

Mother Teresa Facts

Mother Teresa Facts 3: Uskub

Uskub was the birthplace of Mother Teresa. It was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Today Uskub is called Skopje. It is the capital city of Macedonia.

Mother Teresa Facts 4: birth name

Her real name is not Teresa, but Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. The young Teresa was raised by her mother as a Roman Catholic. At the age of 8, her father passed away. She devoted her life to God and helped people since she was in the young age.

Mother Teresa Helping

Mother Teresa Helping

Mother Teresa Facts 5: a missionary in India

When Mother Teresa was 18 years old, she became a missionary in India after she joined the Sisters of Loreto. But she had to go to Loreto Abby in Ireland to learn English so that she could communicate with the Indian people.

Mother Teresa Facts 6: her first missionary in India

Her first missionary began in Darjeeling India. She taught the local school, but she also tried to learn Bengali.

Mother Teresa Image

Mother Teresa Image

Mother Teresa Facts 7: as a nun

She took the name Teresa after she vowed as a nun. After teaching in so many years in India, she became a principal in eastern Calcutta’s school.

Mother Teresa Facts 8: helping the poor and helpless people in India

She had the call to help the needy, poor and careless people in India when she was 36 years old. She also helped the sick people even though Teresa only got little medical training. This condition is not easy for her since people were poor ad hungry at that time. Find out facts about India here.

Mother's Day Wording

Mother’s Day Wording

Mother Teresa Facts 9: Missionaries of Charity

Due to the hard struggle of Mother Teresa, many women joined her. They formed Missionaries of Charity which is used to take care the people in need.

Mother Teresa Facts 10: members of the Missionaries of Charity

A missionary of Charity has 13 members now.  There are 4000 nuns worked here.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Aeroporti Nene Tereza is an Albanian international airport. It is named to honor Mother Teresa. What do you think on facts about Mother Teresa?

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