Mother Teresa

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Although she was born August 26th, 1910. She concidered the 27th to be her "true birthday."
  • Joined the Congregation of Loreto in Dublin, Ireland

    Joined the Congregation of Loreto in Dublin, Ireland
    She only stayed here for a couple weeks.
  • Made her temporary vows as a nun

    Made her temporary vows as a nun
  • permanent vows as a nun and takes the name "Teresa"

  • Decided to drop out of the Loreto Nuns

    on an overnight train ride. "I had to leave the cloister and help the poor by living among them""I heard the call to give up everything and follow Christ into the slumbs, to serve Him among the poorest of the poor. I knew it was His will and I had to follow Him."
  • Recieved a calling from God to help the poor

    Recieved a calling from God to help the poor
    While riding in a train from Calcutta to Darjeeling to engage in 8 days of spiritual exercises, she received a divine calling from God "to serve Him amongst the poorest of the poor
  • Left the Sisters of Loreto

  • Became a citizen of India

    Became a citizen of India
  • Founded the Missionaries of Charity

    Founded the Missionaries of Charity
    A Roman Catholic religious congregation that now consists of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. A member of the Congregation must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, and the fourth vow, to give "Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor".
  • Opened Shishu Bhavan

    Opened Shishu Bhavan
    Shishu Bhavan -- the home for babies. Children whose parents cannot care them, or whose parents have left them on the streets.
  • Opened Nirmal Hriday

    Opened Nirmal Hriday
    (or Pure Hearts), a home for the dying. This Home for Dying became more and more popular where the dying who had no place to go were brought and were given proper medical treatment
  • Awarded the Padma Shri

    The fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India. It is awarded by the Government of India.
  • Recieved the Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding

    In 1962, Mother Teresa received the Philippines-based Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding, given for work in South or East Asia. The citation said that "the Board of Trustees recognizes her merciful cognizance of the abject poor of a foreign land, in whose service she has led a new congregation"
  • Awardaded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1969

  • Awarded her the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize

    In 1971, Paul VI awarded her the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, commending her for her work with the poor, display of Christian charity and efforts for peace
  • Awarded the Bharat Ratna, in both 1972

  • Won the Nobel Peace Prize

    Won the Nobel Peace Prize
    She refused the conventional ceremonial banquet given to laureates, and asked that the $192,000 funds be given to the poor in India.
  • Awarded a second Bharat Ratna

    Awarded a second Bharat Ratna
  • Suffers heart attack

    Suffers heart attack while visiting in Rome.
  • Death

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    Taught Geography at St. Mary's High School!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This was an all girls school run by the Sisters of Loreto. Most of the girls were from middle-class families.