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Biography of Teresa of Calcutta

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(27/08/1910 - 1997/09/05)

Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
Religious indo-albanesa

"Love until it hurts you, if it hurts you is the best signal"
Teresa of Calcutta
People born on August 27, 1910, in Skopje, Albanian who had formed part of the former Yugoslavia and which at that time was under Turkish rule (today the capital of the former Republic Yugoslav of Macedonia).
He joined the order of the Sisters of our Lady of Loreto in Irelandat age 18. He studied in Dublin and in Darjeeling prior to accepting the votes in 1937.
She was the Director of a Catholic school in Calcutta, where the presence of the dying on the streets of the city led her to ask permission to leave his post at the convent and devote since 1948 to care for the sick. In that year it acquired Indian citizenship and the Diocese of Calcutta adopted his congregation with the name of Missionaries of charityin 1950. Some time later the order was recognized as a Pontifical congregation under the jurisdiction of Rome.
1965 born in Venezuela the First House of assistance outside the India. Its members, in addition to the three basic vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to be accepted in the religious community, had to take a fourth vote on promise of serving the poor, to whom Mother Teresa described as incarnations of Christ.
In 1952 he created in Calcutta the indigent Moribundos House Nirmal Hriday (pure heart). At the end of the year expanded the work to the five continents.
In 1979 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It modified the Protocol to request dinner of tribute (2,400 euros) spending adding Award (73,000 euros) for use in favour of the poor.
In 1986, she met Fidel Castro in Cuba and get permission to attend the poor on the island. That same year gets the permission of John Paul II to build a Centre within the Vatican. In 1990 the Pope urged him to perform their tasks with less rigour due to his increasingly precarious health, resignation from the leadership of the Congregation, but the order of all the sisters makes return.
Teresa of Calcutta died in Calcutta on September 5, 1997 of a heart attack at the headquarters of the Congregation, leaving sister Nirmala as successor at the head of the mission.
Pope Juan Paul II proclaimed her beatified on 19 October 2003, which felt very United and admired in the fastest beatification in the modern history of the Church. 3,000 poor - hosted in different houses founded by the nun by the world - looked at Ringside at the ceremony of beatification, one of the most mass in the history of the Church. The Pope stipulated that the feast of Mother Teresa takes place every year on September 5, "day of its ascent to heaven".

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