Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
- Also known as
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
Saint of the Gutters
- 5 September
- Daughter of an Albanian businessman who died when Agnes was nine years old.
Nun, missionary and teacher in Calcutta, India in 1928.
In 1948 she left the convent to work alone with the poor, and became an Indian citizen.
She founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity in 1950.
In 1957 the Missionaries of Charity started their work with lepers and in disaster areas.
She received the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1972, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and the Missionaries today work in 30 countries.
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- 26 August 1910 in Skopje, Albania (modern Macedonia)
- 5 September 1997 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India of natural causes
- 20 December 2002 by Pope John Paul II
- 19 October 2003 by Pope John Paul II
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Mother Teresa Center
2498 Roll Drive
San Diego, CA 92154, USA
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Missionaries of Charity
54A Acharya Jagadish Ch. Bose Road
Kolkata WB 700016, INDIA
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- Additional Information
Catholic Information Network
In Memory of Mother Teresa
Missionaries of Charity, Bangalor
Mother Teresa: official website
Mother Teresa's Cause
Nobel Lecture, by Mother Teresa
Nobel Prize Archive
The Path of Love
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- Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
- Mother Teresa