Mother Teresa Research Paper

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Olivia Ergle
English 2nd period
December 30, 2017
The Life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
My person’s name is Mother Teresa, she was born in Skopje Macedonia,on the 26th of August 1910. She was the youngest of five children. Only two of her siblings died at birth. Her parents were Nikola and Dronda Bojaxhiu. She heart and desire to extend charity was a trait she learned from both of her parents who never turned anyone in need away. They helped anyone that needed food, shelter, clothing and at times even money. Mother Teresa’s father was a popular merchant and a partner to an Italian merchant. Mother Teresa’s mom was a housewife or stay at home mother. Her father was a member of “Skopje council” and he also owned several
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It became very important to them. This was the beginning of Mother Teresa finding her future. Mother Teresa was always confident as herself. She was very independent and proved to be grounded in her beliefs. She sat high goals for her life. Everyone who knew her noticed her hard work ethic. The pastor of her church, father Jambren Kovin, kept her encouraged and influenced her as much as he could. As a young lady she accompanied her mother on trips to visit the elderly, the sick and the poor. Due to the death of her father her ability to help others was more challenging. Her mother was a housewife one day and a worker the next. Her ability to step up and support her family made Mother Teresa look up to her and her strength even more than she already…show more content…
She cared for individuals young and old. She cleaned wounds and talked with elderly. She started a school in the poorest and dirtiest area that she could see outside her window while at the convent. The first day of school 5 students showed up for class. Mother Teresa did not have any books or teaching tools but with her determination she would still teach. The alphabet was the first thing she taught. The word spread through the slum and soon she had 40 students. The students learned about language and numbers, but also about personal hygiene and cleanliness. Through her students, Mother Teresa met many family’s and learned about their poor medical care. Many families of her students had very little of no income. Disease had attacked the head of their households and left them with very little. Thousands of people died each year due to the lack of medical care then and now. Poverty grew and Mother Teresa knew she had to do something more. Mother Teresa didn't have any money. All she did have was her determination and energy. She gave that gladly to the poor. She walked the streets looking for places to help. The work exhausted her, but she never gave up. Her love and compassion for God is what kept her moving forward. People at her work helped her to help people that others would not help. Everyday she was tempted to go back to the easy life at Loreto, but instead she prayed to God for his help to get
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