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Mother Teresa

Saint Mother Teresa is perhaps the greatest human being who has ever lived in this world. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in October 2003. She had only one aim in life, to serve the poor, the destitute, the needy and all those who were dejected by the society. She founded an institution, known as 'The Missionary of Charity' to help her in fulfilling this aim.

As per her life history, Mother Teresa was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 26th August 1910. At the young age of twelve, Agnes started to feel disinterest in the worldly affairs. By the age of eighteen, she was determined to become a nun and left her home to join the Convent of Our Lady of Loreto in Dublin. She undertook the name Teresa in the year 1931 and at the same time, she took her vows. She came to Calcutta in the year 1937 and joined St. Mary's High School. It was here that she fully comprehended her true calling in life, which was to serve the needy and rejected people of the society. To help her in attaining her goal in life, Mother Teresa wanted to start a diocesan congregation. However, for this she required the permission of the Vatican. The permission came in 1950 and thus was born 'The Missionary

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