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26 August 1910
5 September 1997 (aged 87)
Order of the Missionaries of Charity
Roman Catholic Church
Nobel Prize (1979), Templeton Prize (1973)
Mother Teresa honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. She was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia. The following day, she was baptized as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. At 18, she joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India.
On October 7, 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from the Holy See to start the order "The Missionaries of Charity." The main purpose was to love and care for those persons nobody was prepared to look after.
Mother Teresa stands out as one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century.
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
“We fear the future because we are wasting today.”
“Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.”
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