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S: Neehar Banerjee Hr. 5

BC: Bibliography -http:// www.biography.com -http://www.nobelprize.org -http://www.motherteresa.org -http://www.americancatholic.org

FC: Mother Teresa | Neehar Banerjee Hr. 5

1: Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

2: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu | Basic Information | Born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Yugoslavia Died September 5, 1997 in Kolkata, India | Mother Teresa was famous humanitarian. She provided homes and care for the poor, ill, and needy in India.

3: Daughter of Nikola and Dronda Bojaxhiu Younger sister of Aga and Lazar Bojaxhiu Had a well-off family that could afford all they needed. Two of Mother Teresa's siblings died | Teresa's father, Nikola Bojaxhiu Teresa's mother, Dronda Bojaxhiu | Childhood and Family

4: Agnes, Aga, and Lazar | Agnes was a quite and studious child. Her father died when she was seven, leaving her family in a bad financial state. | By the time she was twelve, Agnes knew she wanted a religious life.

5: Family Portrait | At the age of 18, Teresa joined the Sisters of Loretto at the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. | Childhood and family (cont.)

6: - Mother Teresa spent about 17 years teaching in Kolkata before she began helping the needy. -Mother Teresa dedicated her life to putting others before herself. | Caring

7: -Mother Teresa did whatever she could to help the sick and poor, even though it meant living in the slums herself. -Although she felt God had abandoned her in her later years, Mother Teresa continued to help those in need. | Determined

8: -Mother Teresa found a new head of her establishment for the needy once she realized her health was failing. -She opened more branches of her establishment to help even more people. | Responsible

9: Her heart found the forgotten, her faith found a way.

10: "Peace begins with a smile." "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." "Live simply so others may simply live." | Facts and Quotes | -Mother Teresa earned the name "Teresa" when she was 27 -She was awarded the Pope's limousine, which she raffled off to fund a new poor house -Mother Teresa is in the process of becoming a saint. -She was given over 120 awards in her lifetime

11: August 26, 1910--Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhtu is born September 1928--Leaves home to join the Sisters of Loretto at the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary September 10, 1946--Mother Teresa experiences the "call within a call" on a train ride December 21, 1948-- Visits the slums for the first time January 6, 1971-- Is awarded the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize December 11, 1979--Is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1989-- Suffers a near fatal heart attack among toher health ailments September 5, 1997-- Mother Teresa dies in Kolkata, India | Timeline

12: Agnes Born in Skopje, Yugoslavia Child of Nikola and Dronda Bojaxhtu Lived in Skopje, Ireland, and Kolkata Overcame her father's death Worked as a missionary and a humanitarian Challenged by her critics Compassionate, dedicated, and determined Always put others before herself Never let anyone stop her Best known for building houses for the needy Bojaxhtu

13: "Joy is a net by which you catch souls."

14: Dear Journal, October 1, 1970 Today I had a chance to visit one of the houses; it filled me with great joy. The little boy that came last week is doing better already. I think it might be worthwhile to build another house close to Kolkata. I wonder if my papa would be proud of the work I'm doing. Not that it matters, of course, because God blessed me with this job, but I am curious what he would think if he were still here. No matter, he is in a better place now. Oh! Now I realize what a long time it has been since I have seen Mama, Aga, and Lazar. The last time I heard their voices was when I was eighteen....I wonder if I shall ever see them again. I am worried about the oldest man in the newest home we built. His health has been failing for quite some time now. I will pray for him tonight. Rumor has it that I am a candidate for the Pope John Peace Prize next year. But it doesn't matter to me, I just do what I love for the people I love.

15: Dear Mother Teresa, June 1, 2011 In my English class, we had to pick a hero, and I chose you. I think you are a hero because you are caring, kind, and you've poured your whole life into making life better for others. I think that is a lot more admirable than people who just donate money to charities, or whatever. Also, my parents are from Kolkata, so I feel a kind of weird connection to you, I guess. I like that you are willing to put yourself in the slums of Kolkata to help people. This is why I think you are a hero. Sincerely, Neehar Banerjee

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