History's HEROES? Dated 1910 - 1997

Mother Teresa

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  • Help sick
  • Help poor people
  • Help dying


  • Brave / Courageous
  • Altruistic (puts other first e.g. risks or gives life for others)
  • Visionary (has far reaching ideas)
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Perseverant / Tenacious (keeps going despite challenges)
  • Determined
  • Honest
  • Kind and compassionate


"My child, never eat a single mouthful unless you are sharing it with others" - Teresa's mother.

The sixth woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

During more than forty years, she takes care of poor people, of sick, of outcasts and of dying, at first in India then in other countries.

Catholic nun and missionary Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910, in Skoje. Her mother, a pious and compassionate woman who instilled in her daughter a deep commitment to charity. On 1937, she took her Final Profession of Vows to a life of poverty, chastity and obedience, she took on the title of "Mother" upon making her final vows and thus became known as Mother Teresa. After six month of basic medical training, she voyaged for the first time into Calcutta's slums with no more specific goal than to aid "The unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for." After several years of deteriorating health, in which she suffered from heart, lung and kidney problems, Mother Teresa died on September, 1997, at the age of 87 and she was beatified in October 2003.

Life in Mother Teresa's world

During the Teresa's life, the world was in War.

Was Mother Teresa a Hero?

  • Because she helped people who needed it
  • She was a Christian missionary
  • She began the sisters of Charity
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