Birthday Special: Amazing Facts about Mother Teresa
WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar
Her Original Name is Not Mother Teresa
Her original name was Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. The word “Anjeze” means "a little flower" in Albanian
She herself was not poor
She helped the poor but it is said that she herself was not born into a poor family.
Still Roman Catholic After all These Years
Devoted her life to Religion at a very young age
Mother Teresa decided to commit herself to religious life when she was just 12-years-old.-
The Washington Post
Left Professorship to pursue Community welfare
She left her profession of a professor to work in the slums of Calcutta aiding the city's poorest and sickest people.
Rescued many children
In 1982, at the height of the Siege of Beirut, Mother Teresa rescued 37 children who were trapped in a hospital.
Won Nobel Peace Prize
The legend received more than 120 honours and awards, which included the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
Gave Prize money for the Upliftment of Poor people
She even refused the traditional Nobel honor banquet, and in exchange, she requested that the $192,000 budget be given to help the poor of India.
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