Mother Teresa

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Born: 26 August 1910, Üsküp (Skopje), Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire

Died: 5 September 1997 (aged 87), Calcutta, India

Nationality: Indian


About Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡˈnɛs ˈɡɔndʒa bɔjaˈdʒiu]), was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over forty years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

By the 1970s she had become internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless, due in part to a documentary, and book, Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work. Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity continued to expand, and at the time of her death it was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children’s and family counseling programs, orphanages, and schools.

Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

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Mother Teresa Quoes

Mother Teresa Quoes

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

Mother Teresa Love Quotes

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Mother Teresa Quoes

Mother Teresa Quoes

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.