Some Lesser Known Facts About Mother Teresa
|Nickname||Blessed Teresa of Calcutta|
|Real Name||Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu|
|Profession||Albanian Roman Catholic nun and missionary|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 152 cm
in meters- 1.52 m
in Feet Inches- 5’
|Age (as on 5 September 1997)||87 Years|
|Date of Birth||26 August 1910|
|Birth Place||Üsküp, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
(modern Skopje, Republic of Macedonia)
|Date of Death||5 September 1997|
|Place of Death||Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|Nationality||Ottoman subject (1910–1912)
Serbian subject (1912–1915)
Bulgarian subject (1915–1918)
Yugoslavian subject (1918–1943)
Yugoslavian citizen (1943–1948)
Indian citizen (1948–1997)
|Family||Father- Nikollë Bojaxhiu (Albanian businessman, benefactor and politician
Mother- Dranafile Bojaxhiu
Brother- Lazar Bojaxhiu
Sister- Aga Bojaxhiu
|Educational Qualifications||Learned English at Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland.|
|Major Controversies||• She had been criticized by the media for issuing orders related with financial mismanagement.
• When Indira Gandhi suspended civil liberties in 1975, she was criticized for making a controversial statement in which she said: "People are happier. There are more jobs. There are no strikes."
• She was criticized for encouraging members of her order to secretly baptise dying patients.
• In 1991, British Journal The Lancet's editor, Robin Fox, criticized her for serving low quality medical care at her Home for Dying Destitutes in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
|Boys, Affairs and More|
- Mother Teresa was conceived in Skopje (present day Republic of Macedonia), a city arranged at the intersection of the Balkans.
- She was the most youthful among the three offspring of her folks.
- In her youth, she was intrigued by the lives of ministers and their administration in Bengal, India.
- She was submersed as Gonxha Agnes.
- At five years old and a half, she got her First Communion and was affirmed in November 1916.
- Her dad kicked the bucket when she was 8 years of age.
- In September 1928, moved by her want to end up plainly a preacher, she exited her home at 18 years old to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known as the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland.
- When she cleared out her home at 18 years old, she never again observed her relatives throughout her life.
- She got the name Sister Mary Teresa after St. Therese, at Sisters of Loreto in Ireland.
- She touched base in India in the year 1929 and started her novitiate in Darjeeling.
- While in Darjeeling, she learnt Bengali and began educating at St. Teresa’s school.
- On 24 May 1931, she took her first religious pledges as a cloister adherent.
- On 14 May 1937, she took her grave pledges while educating at the Loreto Convent School in Eastern Calcutta (now Kolkata).
- In 1944, she progressed toward becoming headmistress of Loreto Convent School, subsequent to serving there for just about 20 years.
- She was enormously aggravated by the Bengal starvation of 1943 and the episode of Hindu/Muslim savagery in August 1946.
- On 10 September 1946, she got her motivation, her call inside a call, while going by a prepare from Calcutta to Darjeeling.
- On 17 August 1948, she wore a blue-circumscribed white sari out of the blue and went through the doors of Loreto Convent to enter the universe of poor people.
- On 21 December 1948, she went to a ghetto out of the blue and nurtured an old man lying wiped out and about, washed the bruises of a few kids and breast fed a lady kicking the bucket of yearning and TB.
- In the wake of getting authorization from the Vatican, another assemblage of the Missionaries of Charity was formally settled in Calcutta (now Kolkata) on 7 October 1950.
- At the tallness of the Seige of Beirut in 1982, she safeguarded 37 kids caught in a forefront doctor’s facility.
- By the year 1996, she was working 517 missions in more than 100 nations.
- In 1962, she was granted with Padma Shri (fourth most astounding non military personnel grant given by the Government of India).
- She was granted with Phillippines-based Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1962.
- She has turned into a universal big name by the mid 1970s.
- In 1980, she was granted with India’s most astounding non military personnel grant, Bharat Ratna.
- In 1992, her official history was composed and distributed by an Indian Civil Servant, Navin Chawla.
- In 1979, she was granted with the Nobel Peace Prize.
- In 1997, on-screen character Geraldine Chaplin played Mother Teresa in Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor.
- In 2014, a film, The Letters, was made which depended on her letters to Vatican Priest Celeste van Exem and her part was played by Juliet Stevenson.
- In the 2007 motion picture, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Mother Teresa was depicted by Megan Fox.
- 4 September 2016, has been booked as the canonisation date for Mother Teresa by the Vatican.