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Mother Teresa she was an amazing
humanitarian to the people, to the poor and to the orphans in India. She helped
so many people and this is one of the main reasons why she received a Nobel peace
prize in 1979. She was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on Skopje Macedonia. She
was born on august 26 in 1910. At the age of 12 she felt god calling her for
his ministry. She felt He was calling her to be a missionary for Him to go and
spread the love of Christ to everyone in the world. Then when she turned 18 she
left her home and went to Ireland to join a sisterhood. It was called the
sisters of Loreto. The only reason she moved to Ireland was to learn English
before she went to India to help the people there. She dedicated herself and
became a nun at 18 in 1928 and she changed her name to Teresa. Then she went to
India to work as teacher in St. Mary’s High School. This is where she became
Sister Teresa and where she finally began her work to help the people of India,
and in 1937 she took her final vows and became Mother Teresa.

 Soon she worked her way up and became the
principal of the school. Even though the school was near the slums the people
who went to school were quite wealthy. She realized this and she called it a
“call within a call”, she felt she had to leave what she was doing at
that point in time so she could go and work with the poor people. She asked the
pope in 1948 and she received permission to begin working directly with the
poor and start her new work with the guidance of the archbishop of Calcutta. This
is one of the reasons why she received a Nobel Prize; she kept helping people. She
gave her entire life to help people and she kept doing more and more as her
life went on. She felt the call to go to the slums and help them. She felt a
strong pull to help the poor, especially the children. This caused her to open
her first orphanage in India. Continuing her work for many years with the poor
she realized that these poor people lacked a lot of essential needs. Such as
hospitals when they are sick. So in thought of this she began to tend to their
sicknesses which lead her to set up her charity the Missionaries of Charities. And
she kept working till she got her Nobel peace prize and she continued to keep working
afterwards as well. She never worked to get the prize, but only, did it to lend
a hand.

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This is the beginning of her
journey to receive her Nobel Peace Prize. The definition of a humanitarian is
someone who goes out of their way to help people. To help them and their lack
of human needs. She was a humanitarian for the people of India. First she felt
she was being called by God to work for the kids in India. She had heard of the
reports of India in her teenage years and she felt she was being called. So she
left everything she had and went to Ireland and then to India. You can see how
much she sacrificed to go help the people in India. It’s a very notable and
respectful feat. She gave up so much to help them, this is one of the reasons
why she received a Nobel peace prize, because of her dedication to the poor
helping them. This was one action she did, that lead to her reciveing her prize.
1)”God gave me the ‘call within a call’ to satiate the thirst of Jesus by
serving Him in the poorest of the poor”. It’s a great thing to leave
everything that you are comfortable with and step out of your comfort zone.

 She left her good position in the comfort of
working in the high school and she went and worked in the slums helping people.
She didn’t have many possessions but she still worked giving her all to the
people. She helped the poor in the slums by providing them with a lot of
medical attention as they could not go to hospitals. Mother Teresa’s only
desire was to help people in any way she could. She wanted to just help and
follow God’s calling to her. 2)”God is calling me—unworthy and sinful that I
am. I am longing to give all for souls. They will all think me mad—after so
many years—to begin a thing which will bring me for the most part only
suffering”.

 

     1) Mother Teresa, Page 40, Come Be My
Light

2
)Mother Teresa, Page 51, Come Be My Light

One
time she was going to Australia and she fell out of bed hurting her arm so bad
that the bone was poking out of her arm. The doctor had declared she could not
be allowed to travel but mother Teresa did not accept it. She insisted on going
so she convinced the doctor to wrap her arm up as best as he could so she could
still travel, continue her calling and duties. This just shows how sacrificing
she is to the people to risk her health to keep aiding them. This is a very
noble feat and extremely respectable.3) “A doctor told her she should not
travel, but she insisted on doing so. He therefore strapped her up in expensive
bandages. The bandages, however, impeded her more than the injury. They were
subsequently removed and she managed to continue— with a smile.” This just
shows how caring she was to put her duties in front of her own health so she
could help people.

This is definitely a feature
of a person who was worthy of receiving a Nobel peace prize. Mother Teresa was
kind soul who kept on helping people through her entire lifetime. She knew the
people of Calcutta and the slums didn’t need anyone’s pity. She doesn’t want
the people to pity them. She knows what they need, they only need love and
compassion as she puts it. All she does for them is help them and show them
love and not be pitiful of them. Footnote; Mother Teresa an Authorized
Biography; page 195, “the sick and suffering don’t need pity and sympathy; they
need love and compassion”.

Even in the moment that she
received the prestigious reward she was still humbled about getting the Nobel
peace prize, even though it is a huge honor and an amazing achievement in anyone’s
life. As she received it she continued to say during her acceptance speech, she
hopes that people will be inspired by this. She wants people to understand, that
we all must show love to everyone rich or poor, man or woman, child or elder,
that everyone deserves to be loved.

3)
Kathyrn Spink, Page 182, Mother Teresa An Authorized Biography

4)
Mother Teresa, Page 195, Mother Teresa An Authorized Biography

 

This
was her message, that we must show love to everyone just like how Jesus did
when he was on the earth. Footnote; Mother Teresa’s Nobel Peace understanding
love between the rich and poor. And this is what Jesus has insisted so much
that is why Jesus came to earth, to proclaim the good news to the poor.”

 We can see how much of a humanitarian she was.
As well as why mother Teresa received a Nobel peace prize. She was an amazing
humanitarian helping the poor of India and sacrificing so much of herself and
her life to help them. She never looked after herself first, other people were
her first priority, she put them above. She never asked for anything she did
all of this for the people out of her own kindness to just help them. Even at
times where she was hurt or sick or she did not have the ability to continue
according to different situations. She kept on helping, listening to her call
that she got from God. She did not question but she only followed it. Which
benefitted so many people in the world. These are the reasons why mother Teresa
received a Nobel peace prize in 1979 because of her actions. Her kindness,
generosity and willingness to help greatly impacted the world. She is one of
the greatest humanitarians to have existed.

                                   

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