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Mother Teresa has dedicated her life to helping the poor the sick and the dying around the world She is one of the most well known and respected people of the 20th century The movie that viewed in class displayed it very well It showed how much she cared about the un-cared for and how she preached to millions of people around the world In her speeches she spoke of blessing the misfortunate and loving them as well She also spoke of how easy it is to help them All we have to do is show some love towards them that they would normally never get Mother Teresa is one of the most kind people on the planet and goes around spreading the love and affection She was born in Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910 in Skopje Yugoslavia Her parents were Albanians who settled in Skopje near the beginning of the century He father was a owner of a major construction company so Mother Teresa grew up in a very comfortable environment In 1928 she suddenly decided to become a nun and traveled to Dublin Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto After studying with the Sisters in the convent she left to join another convent in northeast India On May 24 1931 she took the name of Teresa in honor of St Teresa of Avila At first Mother Teresa was assigned to teach a small Geography class at St Marys High School in Calcutta Mother Teresa noticed all the beggars lepers and homeless people on the streets of Calcutta There lives were horrible living on other peoples scraps and letting babies that they couldnt support die in trash bins She decided to ask the archbishop if she could stop her teaching and dedicate her life to helping the less fortunate When Mother Teresa received a written consent that it was okay she began her work
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