Facts About Mother Teresa

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God creates figures like Mother Teresa once in a million years. She is still alive in her mission of helping the poor. Here are some interesting facts about this great, humble spirit of a woman.

Fact 1:

Mother Teresa’s original name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, and she was born in a family that was quite stable financially.

Fact 2:

Mother Teresa once went to a bakery to get some bread for her orphanage children. She held out a hand and asked for bread, but the bakery man spit on it. She said, ‘œI will keep it for me, but give me bread for my children.’ The bakery man realized her gentleness, and later he became the main bread donor for her orphanage.

Fact 3:

She started her work in India with just three sarees and an amount of five Indian rupees.

Fact 4:

The famous white saree of mother Teresa with blue stripes costs only 1 U.S. dollar.

Fact 5:

Receiving her Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she requested the money from the banquet to be used to feed the poor. It fed almost 15,000, poor, hungry people.

Fact 6:

Only a few people know that the activities of Mother Teresa were actually in response to her own sufferings when her father died and she was just eight years old.

Fact 7:

Traveling in planes, Mother Teresa would collect the leftover food and give it to the poor to eat.

Fact 8:

Mother Teresa was just 5 feet tall and thus the smallest nun in the church.

Fact 9:

Mother Teresa had been the most daring to leave her house and family at the age of 18 years and join the missionaries.

Fact 10:

Pope Paul VI, impressed by her work, gave her a car which she sold to help the poor.

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