Paper: A Biography of Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic Religious Sister and Misionary

S. civilian award. -1989: Has a second and nearly fatal attack. Doctors implant a pacemaker. -1990: Announces her intention to resign, and a conclave of sisters is called to choose successor. In a secret ballot, Mother Teresa is re-elected with only one dissenting vote -- her own -- and withdraws request to step down. -1991: Suffers pneumonia in Tijuana, Mexico, leading to congestive heart failure, and is hospitalized in La Jolla, California. -1993: Breaks three ribs in fall in May in Rome; hospitalized for malaria in August in New Delhi; undergoes surgery to clear blocked blood vessel in Calcutta in September. -1996: November 16, receives honorary U.S. citizenship. -1996: Falls and breaks collarbone in April; suffers malarial fever and failure of the left heart ventricle in August; treated for a chest infection and recurring heart problems in September. Readmitted to hospital with chest pains and breathing problems November 22. -1997: March 13, steps down as head of her order. -soup kitchens -prayed with the poor and dying -created 3 major foundations: Nirmal Hriday (Pure Heart) a home for the dieing opened in 1952 Shishu Bavan Shanti Nagar -opened homes for people dying from AIDS and HIV -Rehabilitation of prisoners in India Spirituality and Values: -She believed in loving till it hurt - 3 main ideas of her spirituality can be read in the Bible: “What so ever you do the least of your brethren, you did it to me. | was hungry, | was sick. | was naked" (Matthew chapter 25) “Who do you say | am?" in other words "Who is Jesus really to you?" For Mother it was obvious: Jesus is her God, her Example, her Love. “| thirst" God is thirsting for our Love. He is longing for us. When we, from our own free will, surrender to His will, He will use us, to be His instrument in this world, to let our Love be His love for others. This can only be through a continuous prayer. Then we will be: “a pencil in Gods’ hands (M. Teresa)"....