ROLE MODEL: Mother Teresa
ROLE MODELS, January 2010, by Brittney Haines
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.”
When was she alive?
26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997
What was she famous for?
Mother Teresa was an Albanian Catholic nun who spent 45 years as a humanitarian caring for the sick, the poor, the hungry and the dying in India. She is known by many as a modern day Saint.
What did she do?
This strong and independent woman was born in Skopje, Yugoslavia, and her maiden name was Gonxha (Agnes) Bojaxhiu. At the age of 19, she left her mother and sister and went to India to join the Sisters of Loreto, which was a missionary order of nuns. One day she had a realization that her life's mission was to help the poor and unprivileged. Teresa travelled to the slums of Calcutta, which was without a doubt one of the poorest cities on the planet, and began the Missionaries of Charity. This was where she tended to what she called "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone." Mother Teresa soon became known internationally. She began giving speeches worldwide, helping to bring attention to the difficulties of the poor everywhere. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Today, Mother Teresa's work is being carried on by the 3,000 + members of the Sisters of Charity, continuing the selfless legacy that Mother Teresa spent her long life establishing.
Why is she a Role Model for girls and women today?
Mother Teresa is a good role model to teen girls and others because of how she proved the capability of change from just one person. She devoted her life to promoting peace, and making the world a better place, which is inspirational just at that. Mother Teresa did many things that everyone can look up to and aspire to be like. She was a strong, independent and loving woman, who will always be remembered for the things she accomplished. Mother Teresa is definitely crew approved!
i love u mother teresa lv u sooo much i want to like to help to poor
OMG SHE IS LIKE DA BEST. MAN SO SUPPEERRR. SO WANNA BE LIKE HER!!!!!!
she was awesome lady
u r the best , mother
She is the mother for every people in the world so she is best role model i like .
She is best and good role model for everyone i love her very much .
i love u mother teresa. we r very thankful to u because u served our country.and u will be role model to every one in the world
I Love You Mother and the whole world Miss You
mother teresa rockzzzzss...
she is the world's greatest women
she is really a mother of all love you mother theresa
mother Teresa is a great role model for all
I like her because mother teresa helps children
she is wonderful i like her
You inspire all of the people MOTHER TERESA, and there is no joke about it... i mean even though i'm not Catholic i still think you done good for the world.... and heads down your a role model for everyone in this world and people should really become like you :)
she is very great person in the world
Hats of Grand maa....i love so much
mothertersa is a great women.
she is a good role model for all she is mother of all
she's great! i also like to serve poors like her
she lives for the needy & pover people.she is so great person that we cannot expree in words
I LOVE YOU Mother Teresa so much..................................!
such a great women awesome role model for all i love u much..i also like to service to all like ,,....
there is no words to say about her....realy she is a very honest woman of the world....hads up her.....
she is a very nice and great personality who helped the needy person....god bless her....:))
she is one of my best role model she is awesome role model for all girls.
mother teresa is my favourite role model.no words to speak about her.she is mother to alllllllllll.................
There are no words to say!! she amde me speachless
she gave us the message that we should always help poor people....
she is my favourite role model because she devoted her life to promote peace......... she help the poor she has inspired me a lot........ everyone should help the poor
i see the kindness of mother in mother teresa.......she care ill & sick people,i am proud of her.she is my favorite role model
I like very much mother teresa........
she is my role mode.................
She is loving and kind person.
MY Favourite role model
i am a boy but i love social service most like mother teresa i like her
carect and thought
she is a very great women
no words to speak about her......................................she is really great............................................
mother teresa is my favourite role model..................she is really equal to god and my mother.........................so,i request everyone to help atleast once the poor in their life as mother teresa did and as i am doing...................................................
she is very grt person...as she help the poor people
everyone talks about her and praise her but no one realizes the reason behind her vigorous work.if we are praising any one's work we should have tried that once.unless we don't try it or think about it we have no right even for praising some one for their work.
yup frnds she is a gr8 women dat no women can beat her in serving the poor hatsoff
she is my role modle because she was good role modle to teen girls
she is the only lady who change the life of poor people by giving love and affection.
she is loving women
mother teresa was a divine lady... an angel on earth and inspirational for us....
shes the best role model
very helf full woman. and ........................................................
none can be like mother teresa what a inspiring others,patience to all of the human beings... we proud to be a women... why means mother teresa also a women... There is noo words to talk about mother teresa... she is equal to god...
Mainly ,she is so kind and patience towards leprosy people cleaning the wounds thats really amazing noone can like to do but she did.she is really a wonderful women ....
she is very good person because she help the person who is sick and buy them free medesine and help the orphanage who anyone in this world.
she is my role model bcoz she was a strong, independent and loving woman.she devoted her life to promote peace and she has inspired me a lot..............
mother teresa is the true lover of people . she helped the poor . she gave us the message that we should always help poor people
yah she is a very awsome person she did many things that everyone can look up to and aspire to be like.
she was very kind lady n she is my rolemodel
awww man shes leathal shes a fantastic awsome person !!!!!
I believe also that Mother Teresa is a very good role model for boys or girls and young and old. I am doing a project on her and I think she is so amazing. Thank you for writing that artcle because I got most of my imformation about her on it. I think of her as a role model also. Keep up the great articles. Great job Britany!!
she is the true lover of people .she dedicated her whole life for people .she is inspiring to everyone...she is my role model...i try to help peole who r helpless to live in the world
She is an awesome role model.
I think Mother Teresa is good to look up too and a very good saint I learn't bout her in P7 I am now 3rd Year and leaning bout her in RE to see if she is a good role model or not. What do you think get back to me and tell me what you think? I think yes because she was a old women but still looked after people and she was a saint and a child minder! Hoorey for Mother Teresa.
she is very great person