This project originated as an assignment for my Women, Men and Peace course at CSB/SJU. However, it fast became a project done at least as much for fun as for college. Through family members who met and worked with Mother Teresa researching for this project went well beyond books and passed beyond the realm of pure academics falling instead into the area where it felt as if I was researching a slightly disconnected, but still true, component of what could be considered personal family history, even though it really wasn’t. Due to that, and the page-length requirements of the paper, I managed to gather more than would fit in the paper that was turned in for a formal grade. This page will (over time as I choose to place stuff here) not just of the paper, but also some of that extra material I gathered. Enjoy!
- Actual biography paper (submitted October 10th, 2011)
- Bullet points for my informal presentation (presented October 4th, 2011)
Some interesting coincidences related to project research:
- The day, in 2011, that I received responses from the family who met Mother Teresa, was the same one that 65 years earlier, Mother Teresa got her inspiration for the Missionaries of Charity
- The day I started to read a biography of Mother Teresa, wherein I read the line “Life is too precious, do not destroy it” was just days after both a peace studies conference at CSB/SJU focused on the death penalty, and the wrongful execution of Troy Davis