Mother Teresa

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Teresa, Mother,

1910–97, Roman Catholic missionary in India, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, b. Skopje (now in Macedonia) as Agnes Goxha Bojaxhiu. Of Albanian parentage, she went to India at 17, becoming a nun and teaching school in Calcutta (now Kolkata). In 1948 she left the convent and founded the Missionaries of Charity, which now operates schools, hospitals, orphanages, and food centers worldwide. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003.


See her writings in In My Own Words (1996, comp. by J. L. González-Balado) and her letters in Come Be My Light (2007, ed. by B. Kolodiejchuk).

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Through its activities the Center aims at creating in the hearts of people hunger and thirst for holiness, so they may surrender themselves totally -- with loving trust and joy -- to the God of love, and allow Him to work His marvels of love in and through them and in the lives of those they touch, just as He has done in and through our Mother -- Blessed Teresa of Calcutta," said Sister M.
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