Biography of Mother Teresa of Calcutta | Albanian religious nationalized india, Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

(Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu;) Skopje, Macedonia current, 1910 - Calcutta, 1997) Albanian religious nationalized india, Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. When in 1997 died the Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Congregation of the missionaries of charity already had more than five hundred centres in 100 countries. But perhaps the order he founded, whose aim is to help "the poorest of the poor", is the lowest of his legacy; the largest was erected in a recent inspirational example, palpable and living proof of how the generosity, selflessness, and delivery to others also make sense in modern times.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Born in an Albanian Catholic family, the deep religiosity of his mother awoke in Agnes of missionary vocation at the age of twelve. Being still a girl he entered the Congregation Mariana of the daughters of Mary, where he initiated his activity of assistance to the needy. Moved by the Chronicles of a missionary Christian in Bengal, at the age of eighteen he left forever his hometown and traveled to Dublin to profess in the Congregation of our Lady of Loreto. As I wanted to be a missionary in the India, he embarked to Bengal, where he studied teaching and chose the name of Teresa to profess.
Just facts votes went to Calcutta, the city which would identify his life and his vocation of delivery to the needy. For almost twenty years worked as a teacher at St. Mary completo High School of Calcutta. However, the deep impression which caused him misery watching in the streets of the city moved it to apply for license to Pius XII to leave the order and surrender completely to the cause of the needy. Energetic and determined in their purposes, Teresa of Calcutta gave then what would be the fundamental principle of his message and his action: "I want to bring God's love to the poor poorer; I want to show them that God loves the world and loves them."
In 1948, little after proclaimed the independence of the India, obtained the authorization of Rome to devote himself to the Apostolate in favour of the poor. While studying nursing with the medical mission sisters in Patna, Teresa of Calcutta opened its first child care center. In 1950, the year in which it also adopted Indian citizenship, founded the Congregation of the missionaries of charity, whose full recognition would find many obstacles until Pablo VI did it effective in 1965.

Teresa of Calcutta
At the time that his congregation, whose members were to join the traditional vows the devote themselves completely to the needy, opened centers in different cities of the world, it catered to thousands of disinherited and dying no matter what religion they belonged: "we have the minor the faith they profess people that we provide assistance. Our criterion of aid are not beliefs, but the need. "Never allow that someone is away from us without feeling better and happier, as there are in the world another poverty worse than the material: the contempt that the marginalised receive from society, which is the most unbearable of the poverty."
In accordance with this words, Teresa of Calcutta became the prize in a raffle a convertible car that gave the Pope Paul VI during his visit to India in 1964 (gift of the Catholic community in turn) and allocated funds to the creation of a leprosarium in Bengal; subsequently to persuade Pope Juan Pablo II open a Hostel for the homeless in the same Vatican.
The enormous moral prestige that Mother Teresa of Calcutta was able to accredit their work in favour of "the poor poorer" led the Holy see to designate it representative to the United Nations World Conference held in Mexico in 1975 on the occasion of the international year of women, where formulated his ideas in action-based organizations. Four years later, not only sanctified by those who helped but also by Governments, international institutions and powerful characters, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Teresa of Calcutta: "the work we do there is nothing heroic. Anyone who has the grace of God can do it."
Aware of the respect he inspired, Pope Juan Paul II appointed it in 1982 to mediate in the conflict in the Lebanon, even though his speech was hampered by the complexity of the political interests and geostrategic area. From positions that some sectors of opinion considered overly conservative, strongly participated in the debate on the most crucial issues of its time, which was never the outside. Thus, in May 1983, during the first meeting International's defense of life, he defended vigorously the doctrine of the Church, conceptiva, pro-life and against divorce.
In 1986 he received the visit of John Paul II in the Nirmal Hidray or House of the pure heart, founded by her and more known in Calcutta as the House of the dying. In the course of the following years, although it maintained its same dynamism in the fight to alleviate the pain of others, his health began to decline and her heart to weaken. In 1989 it was intervened surgically to implant a pacemaker to him, and in 1993, after being subject to other interventions, contracted malaria New Delhi, disease complicated with cardiac and pulmonary complaints.
Finally, having overcome several crises, ceded his post as superior to sister Nirmala, a hindu converted to Christianity. A few days after celebrating his 87 years he entered the intensive care unit of the haven of Woodlands, in Calcutta, where he died. Thousands of people from around the world gathered in the India to fire the Santa of the sewers. Six years after his death, in October 2003, and coinciding with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the pontificate of Juan Pablo II, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was beatified at a crowded ceremony attended by faithful from all over the world.
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