We all have our own heroes, people we admire and respect, people made an impact on our life, that made us look at the world with a different eye, Mother Teresa is definitely the one for me.
Agnes Gronxha Bojaxhiu was born August 26,1910. She is called Mother Teresa today. She had catholic family. Her mother, Drana, helped people who were suffering from alcoholism, or person who was widow with 6 children. Agnes went to do this charitable work when her mother could not go. She was really charitable since she was young.
At twelve, when she helped a father, who had difficulties with the language, she felt for the first time the desire to spend her life for Gods work. And at 18, the decision was made. She learned to speak English and was trained in religious life. After that, she receives the clothes of a sister and chooses the name of Sister Teresa.
Mother Teresa went all over the world to help people, rescue children, advise her sisters; to organize and to talk.
In 1952 Mother Teresa opened the Nirmal Hriday(Pure Heart) Home for Dying Destitutes in Calcutta. She and her fellow nuns took in dying Indians off the streets of Calcutta and brought them to this home to care for them during the days before they died, so that they might be able tot die in peace and with dignity.
She dedicated every day of her adult life caring for the dying, the cripple, the mentally ill, the unwanted, the unloved and she loved every minute of it because she was loving, she was cleaning.
She fed them, sheltered them, cleaned their wounds, but what is more important she made them feel good, loved, wanted, she gave them back their dignity that poverty had taken away from them and even if they died they died with a smile on their face.
Mother Teresa said, As far as material means are concerned, we depend totally on divine Providence. This shows how she thinks about fund raising. Mother did not want to ask for money.