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Teresa De Calcuta
1910-1997 Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26**, 1910. Mother Teresa was born and lived in Calcuta. She lived apeaceful life as a nun in a Calcuta convent with clean buildings and beautiful lawns. She had a sudden inspiration. She felt that God was sending her a message. She went to serve Him in the poorest of the poor, many were sick and dying. She left her convent and went to a hospital in Patna, India, and lived among the people. She returned to Calcuta and started a school, which had no roof, walls,no chairs, but that didn’t matter. She worked with poor children every day and other nuns went to help her. They all dressed alike, a white cotton Sari, a dress worn by the poorest of the poor in India. She had ten nuns working with her, and they called themselves the Missionaries of Charity. One day she saw sick and dying people lying on the street, so she decided to open her own center for poorpeople who were sick. She called it the Nirmal Hriday Home for Dying Destitutes. She took in deserted babies left by their mothers, lepers, blind and crippled.
She fed them and gave them medicine, and comfort to those who were dying. Over the years she received many awards for her work. She won the Pope John Peace Prize and the Nobel Prize. May 24, 1931, shetook her initial vows as a nun. 1948, Mother Teresa left the convent and went to Patna, India 1948, She started a school for the poor 1948, she obtained permission from Rome to devote herself to the apostolate for the poor. 1949, Michael Gomes went forward to help her with the school. 1950 Mother Teresa founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity. 1952, She opened the Nirmal HridayHome for Dying Destitutes 1965 was approved the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity by Pope Paul VI. 1971, She won the Pope John Prize 1972 Mother Teresa of Calcutta received the Kennedy Foundation Award. 1973, Branches of the Missionaries of Charity had opened in 35 Indian cities. 1979, the Nobel Peace Prize, whose endowment donated to the poor. 1986 he received the visit of John Paul II atthe Nirmal Hidray or House of the Pure Heart, which she founded in Calcutta and best known as the House of the Dying. 1990, There were 400 branches. 1997 Sept. 5 after overcoming severe ill-healths, being a victim died of a heart attack. 2003 was beatified by Pope John Paul II Quotations:
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Do not thinkthat love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Each one of them is Jesus in disguise. Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begin the disruptionof peace of the world. Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Papa Juan Pablo II
18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005 Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in the Polish town of Wadowice the youngest of three children. His parents, Karol Wojtyła, an ethnic Pole, and Emilia Kaczorowska, who was of Lithuanian. 13April 1929, His mother died when he was eight years old. Wojtyła was an athlete and often played football as a goalkeeper. 1938, In the summer, Karol Wojtyła and his father left Wadowice and moved to Kraków, where he enrolled at the Jagiellonian University. 1940 to 1944, Wojtyła variously worked as a messenger for a restaurant, 1941, His father, a non-commissioned army officer, died of a heart...