Mother Teresa. Early Days. She was born on 27 th August 1910.Her real name was Agnes Gionxhu Bejuxhiu and she was the youngest child of Nikola, a politician, and Drane Bejuxhiu in Skopje in Yugoslavia. The Decision of nuns. Age 12 - decided on a religious life.
She was born on 27th August 1910.Her real name was Agnes Gionxhu Bejuxhiu and she was the youngest child of Nikola, a politician, and Drane Bejuxhiu in Skopje in Yugoslavia.
On September10th 1964 she got the calling to work with the poor. She began missionary work with the poor of Calcutta. She replaced the loretto habit with a simple white cotton chira with a blue border.
In 1948 she took Indian citizenship and opened her first school in Motjhil to serve the homeless and starving. It was difficult at first as there was no money and she had to beg for food and other supplies. She did some medical training in Paris.
Her order became well known for this work!
1982 – siege of Beirut
1985 - Ethopia
1986 - Chernobyl
1988 - Armenia
September 5th 1997 – She died of a massive heart attack in Calcutta at the age of 87.
She died the day I was born
Her funeral was on the 13th of September 1997. She was given a state funeralThe final days
1998 - Pope John Paul II begins the process to make her a saint.
This process is still going on !