Mother Teresa Essay

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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 ...view middle of the document...

' This was a group of nuns who go around and help the sick and dying. All the nuns that agreed to work in the 'Missionaries of Charity' had to devote their lives to helping the poor and not to receive any money or material things. To the side is a picture of a letter that Mother Teresa sent to a nun that wanted to join the 'Missionaries of Charity.' Mother Teresa welcomed her into the group with praise.Now to the movie. The movie did a very good job of showing how much Mother Teresa cared for the sick. The main part of the movie that I remember was the part when Mother Teresa and her nuns were starting a whole new center to the sick and dying. When the person that owned the building was telling the nuns and Mother Teresa about all the nice things they has in the building, the nuns almost simultaneously said, 'I don't think we will be needing that.' The nuns and Mother Teresa live in such low living conditions and don't seem to mind. Unlike most of us, she doesn't need material things to get along. All she needs is some running water and the necessary materials to help the sick.Mother Teresa did such great work for the poor that she received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1971. Pope Paul VI honored Mother Teresa by awarding her the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize. The following year the government of India presented her with the Jawaharial Nehru Award for International Understanding. In 1979 she received her greatest award, the Nobel Peace...

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