She was born in Skopje, Yugoslavia, on 5 august 27, 1910. Her parents were grocers at that time. Skopje was under the Ottoman empire. At the age of 12, She joined a public school and felt for poor people.
In her childhood, she joined a convent-run primary school then a state-run secondary school. As a girl, she sang in the local sacred heart choir. She was often asked to sing solos. The congregation made an annual journey to the church of the black Madonna in lentic.
She also had an interest in religion and was admitted as, a member of a school modality that was based on a foreign mission. A report on Indian poor people was done by youslav Jesuit, also seen by Teresa. When, she was deeply inspired to do something for that people. As a result, she left home to join the community Irish nun and get Loretta designation.
After taking training form different places, for instance, Dublin,
Ireland, and Darjeeling, in India. She took her first religious vows in 1928. She took the name Sister Mary Teresa. After a year, Mary Teresa travelled on to Darjeeling, India, for the novitiate period. In 1931, she made her first vows. Afterwards, she was sent to Calcutta. There she was assigned to teach at Saint Mary’s high school for girls, a school ran by the Loretta sisters and dedicated to teach girls from the city’s poorest families. Sister Teresa learned to speak both Hindi and Bengali fluently as she taught geography and history and devoted herself to alleviating the girl’s poverty through education.
On 24 May,1937, she took her final profession of vowing to lead a life of obedience.
She was a Loretta nun. That time, She took on the title of “Mother”. She tried to fulfill her final willing. Thus, she became Mother Teresa.
And then, Mother Teresa continued to teach at Saint Mary’s school and became principal. Everybody knows her kindness, generosity, and unfailing commitment to her students’ education. She sought to lead them to a life of devotion to Christ.
To work with the people of the streets, she got training in American missionary sisters in Patna, India. Her first attempt was to gather unschooled children from the slum and start to teach them. At once, he was able to include financial support and volunteers. In 1950, her group, now it is called a missionary of charity, acquired official importance as a spiritual neighbourhood of the archdiocese of Calcutta. All members accepted the conventional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. They also took another vow to give free assistance to the poor.
Teresa had her view of what they were doing that was different from secular welfare agencies. She saw her nun doctoring to Jesus, Whom they experienced as undergoing in the poor, particularly those who are dying alone who is evacuated children. The missionaries of charity began their unique endeavour of doctoring to the dying in 1952, when they took over a temple in Calcutta that recently had been affectionate to the Hindu goddess kali. The natural situation of this shelter were not committing. Although, they were healthy.
But, the personal environment of love and concern struck most tourists as truly saintly. Mother Teresa managed to react very simply. She thought any government help would benefit. But, she was pleased to have her sisters do what they could for particular misery people. Since, she respected each person as infinitely valuable.
On 10 September, 1946, Mother Teresa experienced a second calling, the “call within a call” that would forever alter her life. She was running on a train of Calcutta to the Himalayan foothills. She said Christ spoke to her and told her to abandon teaching to work in the slums of Calcutta aiding the city’s poorest and sickest people.
Since Mother Teresa had taken a vow of obedience, She could not leave her convent without official permission.
After nearly a year and a half of lobbying, she finally received approval to pursue this new calling. That August, donning the blue-and-white sari that she would wear in public for the rest of her life, she left the Loretta convent and wandered out into the city. After six months of basic medical training, she voyaged for the first time for Calcutta’s slums with no more specific goals than to aid.
Nun and missionary Mother Teresa, recognized in the catholic church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta who dedicated her life to caring for the sick and poor people.
Moreover, Teresa felt about poor and sick people that were in the streets of Calcutta. Suddenly, she realized what she was doing. So, she decided to leave sister’s designation and start work for dying people. Her order established a hospice centre of the blind, aged and disabled, and a leper colony.
Mother Teresa’s work has been recognized throughout the world and received several prizes
She got The Pope John XXII peace prize in 1971. After that, the Indian government honored her with The Neheru Prize in 1979 and The Balzan Prize in 1978 for the promotion of international peace and understanding. And then, the Indian government also gave her the highest honourable prize The Bharat Ratna in 1980. Finally, She achieved a nobel prize in 1979 for outstanding performance to establish peace in the society