Sample Term Paper on Mother Teresa:
My name is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, but the world knows me as Mother Teresa. I was born in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910 as the youngest child in a family of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu. My father died when I was eight and my mother took care of me, my elder brother and sister. I have always been was fascinated with stories of missionary life and service.
At twelve I first felt the call of God and by the time I was eighteen realized I had to be a missionary nun. To follow my vocation, I have left my parental home in Skopje and joined an Irish community of nuns with missions in India, the Sisters of Loreto.
I took my initial vows as a nun in 1931 in India, where we went after a few months’ training in Dublin. On 14 May 1937 I took my solemn vows and then for 17 years I have taught at St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta, but the poverty and hunger I have seen outside the school made me feel there was yet a lot to be done. I have still taught at St. Mary’s High School, when the World War II began. Four years later, the famine that took lives of several million people. These days were also full of political controversy – India was on its way to Independence from the British Empire. The clash between Muslims and Hindus were the hard times for India as a whole and the Calcutta in particular. Great Calcutta blood bath of August 16, 1946 took lives of over 3000 people. Read more »