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 Living Among the Poor

In 1946 people in Calcutta, India and Mother Teresa experienced the "Day of Inspiration" on September 10th. Two years later she left the Loreto Order, and took a nursing course at Patna, she was also granted permission by the Catholic Church to live among the poor. She wore a white sari and begged for food and money like the poor, More sisters came to help her like for Sister Gertrude, Sister Dorthy, Sister Margaret and Sister Mary, there were 12 sisters in all to help Mother Teresa just like Jesus’ had 12 apostles when he served the poor, and she became an Indian citizen. In 1950 she established the congregation Missionaries of Charity; acquires 54A Lower Circular Road, Calcutta as Mother House. Two years later Mother Teresa opened Nirmal Hriday, a home for the destitute dying. In 1955 she opened Shishu Bhavan, a home for abandoned babies. Within the next two years Mother Teresa established medical services for lepers.

In 1960 Missionaries of Charity expanded their work beyond Calcutta. Four years later she raffled off the Pope’s car and developed Shanti Nagar a leper village. The next year Mother Teresa opened a center in Venezuela.

In 1968 Mother Teresa opened centers in Italy and Tanzania. Within the next two years she had opened centers in Australia, Jordan, and England; plus she visited Skopje for the first time in 42 years.

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Created by Beth Jenn in April 1999 for her Mother Teresa Project.

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