Contemporary Disciples- Mother Teresa

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Contemporary Disciples: Mother Teresa
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Mother Teresa is most known for serving the poor and destitute. Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. Missionaries of Charity was a facility where poor people who were dying in the streets were brought and taken care of. Mother Teresa originally taught at St. Mary’s High School from 1931 to 1948 where she often saw the condition of poor people that deeply impacted her and made her want to serve the destitute. From 1948, Mother Teresa left the convent school to take on the task of helping poor slum dwellers in Calcutta. She started an open-air school for children from slums where she was joined by volunteers. Mother Teresa also learnt basic medical techniques as she realized the lack of basic facilities for the poor. She used the basic medical techniques she knew to help the poor who were unable to afford medication. Mother Teresa helped everyone. In 1980, she opened homes for people who had no one to look after them. These people included people suffering from incurable diseases, prostitutes, drug addicts as well as orphans. In 1985, Mother Teresa established a centre for people suffering from AIDS where thousands of patients were provided shelter.
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Mother Teresa wanted to spread the word of love and compassion to the whole world. This is the reason why she made the decision to become a catholic nun. Mother Teresa now stands as the icon of peace, love and compassion. For Mother Teresa to spread the word of love and compassion, she wanted to help the poor in Calcutta, India. There, Mother Teresa was able to recognize the what the people needed there and was able to help them by giving basic medical attention and also by giving them a place to live. Mother Teresa also opened homes for people with diseases, prostitutes and drug addicts to…...

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