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Short Essay on Mother Teresa [100, 200, 400 Words] With PDF

Mother Teresa was an eminent social worker and missionary from India. For her profound contribution to Indian society, she is still remembered even after so many years of her demise. In today’s session, you will learn to write an essay on Mother Teresa’s life.

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Short Essay on Mother Teresa in 100 Words

Mother Teresa was born on 26th August 1910 in Skopje, the Ottoman empire. She was religious since childhood and wanted to serve the poor and needy people. Mother Teresa left her home at the age of 18 and became a missionary. She arrived in Bengal, India in 1929 and began teaching at a convent school.

She loved teaching, but the poverty and the suffering of people around her pained her heart. She left the school in 1950 and went out to serve the people, the poorest of the poor, the hungry, naked and crippled. After decades of serving the people, she died on 5th September 1997, aged 87. 


Short Essay on Mother Teresa in 200 Words 

Mother Teresa was a great humanitarian worker. She was born on 26th August 1910 in Skopje, the Ottoman empire, and was named Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. She was religious since childhood and was greatly inspired by the stories of missionaries who had served in Bengal, India. She arrived in Bengal, India in 1929 and started teaching in St. Teresa's School near her convent. She took her first religious vows in 1931 and changed her name to Teresa. 

Witnessing the poverty and suffering of the people around her, she was deeply affected. In 1950, she decided to leave her comfortable convent life and go out to serve the people in need. She gave up all the luxuries, took basic medical training, and started venturing into the slums of Calcutta. She began treating and caring for the poorest of the poor people, the hungry, naked and crippled, orphans, those suffering from diseases like HIV/AIDS and leprosy, and those unwanted and rejected by society. 

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After decades of serving people selflessly, Mother Teresa died on 5th September 1997, aged 87 in Calcutta, India. She was canonised in 2016 by Pope Francis in the Vatican City and is now known as St. Teresa of Calcutta. She will always be remembered as one of the kindest and most compassionate people who touched the lives of uncountable people. 


Short Essay on Mother Teresa in 400 Words 

Mother Teresa was one of the kindest and most compassionate human beings who touched the lives of uncountable people. She was born on 26th August 1910 in Skopje, the Ottoman empire, and was named Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. She was religious since childhood and was greatly inspired by the stories of missionaries who had served in Bengal, India.

At just 18 years of age, she left her home and travelled to Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto and learn English with the intent of becoming a missionary. She arrived in Bengal, India in 1929 and began teaching at St. Teresa's School near her convent. She took her first religious vows in 1931 and changed her name to Teresa. 

Mother Teresa taught at the school for nearly two decades and was even appointed as the headmistress. However, witnessing the poverty and suffering of the people around her, she was deeply affected. In 1950, she finally decided to follow her inner calling and went out serving people in need, leaving her comfortable convent life.

She gave up all the luxuries, spent months getting basic medical training, and started venturing into the slums of Calcutta, treating and caring for the poorest of the poor people. She looked after the hungry, naked and crippled, the orphans and the old, people suffering from diseases like HIV/AIDS and leprosy.

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She converted an old, abandoned temple into a home for the dying, where she cared for people on their deathbeds, providing for them and allowing them the opportunity to die with dignity. She later opened several orphanages, hospices, leper houses throughout India which provided help, medical care, shelter, and food to people in need. 

Mother Teresa was recognised for her work both in India as well as in other countries. She received Padma Shri, Jawaharlal Nehru Award, and the highest civilian honour of all, the Bharat Ratna by the Indian government. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work. Mother Teresa was granted several honorary citizenship and degrees as well as many civilian prizes for promoting peace and humanity. 

After decades of serving people selflessly, Mother Teresa died on 5th September 1997, aged 87 in Calcutta, India. She received a state funeral from the Indian government and was laid to rest in The Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. She was canonised in 2016 by Pope Francis in the Vatican City and is now known as St. Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa will always be remembered as one of the greatest humanitarian workers. 


That was all about this session on writing essays on the life of Mother Teresa. In this session, I have tried to picture Mother’s life within very limited words. Hopefully, you got a holistic overview of Mother Teresa’s life after going through this session. If you have any doubts regarding this context, please let me know through some quick comments. To read more such sessions, keep browsing our website. 

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