Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. This order is a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. 

She was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, according to, on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, which is the current capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Her parents, Nikola and Dranafile Bojaxhiu were of Albanian descent. Sadly, when Teresa was 8 years old her father suddenly fell ill and passed away from unknown causes. This caused her to become extraordinarily close to her mother who instilled in her to have a deep commitment to charity. 

Mother Teresa has become known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta who devoted her life to caring for the sick and poor. 

During her school years she attended an annual pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna in Letnice. It was so inspiring that she first felt a calling to a religious life at the young age of 12. 

1928, at 18 years old ,Teresa—decided to become a nun and set off to Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin. 

Mother Teresa received various honors for her tireless and effective acts of charity. Among those honors are the Jewel of India, which is the highest honor bestowed on Indian civilians, the Soviet Union’s Gold Medal of the Soviet Peace Committee, and the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work of bringing help to suffering humanity. 

On September 5, 1997, at the age of 87, Mother Teresa died due to years of deteriorating health that led to heart, lung, and kidney problems, found on

Mother Teresa was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis l September 4, 2016, one day before the 19th anniversary of her death, stated by She leaves behind an amazing legacy that people all over the world look up and follow.