Mother Teresa is well known as The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, M.C. She has worked whole life as a Sister (Nun) to help others with disabilities and diseases. She was the great woman who had established the Missionaries of Charity consisting 4,500 sisters and running very actively among 133 countries worldwide. She was the one who made available the people (suffering from leprosy, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis) with hospices and homes, various counseling programmes for children and family, homes and schools for orphans.
She has given free services from her own to all the poorest of poor people. She was the most ideal and beautiful lady nurtured by the nature for nurturing the people of God.
Mother Teresa Facts:
Famous As: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, M.C., commonly known as Mother Teresa.
She Founded: The Missionaries of Charity
Religion: Roman Catholic
- Sisters of Loreto from 1928 to 1948
- Missionaries of Charity from 1950 to 1997
- Ottoman from 1910 to 1912
- Serbian from 1912 to 1915
- Bulgarian from 1915 to 1918
- Yugoslav from 1918 to 1948
- Indian from 1948 to 1997
Born: Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, on 26th of August in 1910, Skopje, Ottoman Empire
True Birthday: True birthday is considered on 27th of August, when she was baptised.
Death: 5th of September in 1997 when she was aged 87, at Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Father: Nikollë Bojaxhiu
Mother: Dranafile Bojaxhiu (Bernai)
Title: Superior General
Period in office: From 1950 to 1997
Successor: Sister Nirmala Joshi, M.C.
Honored in: Catholic Church, The Missionaries of Charity and India.
- Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
- Honored with the title “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta” in 2003.
- She was recognized as a saint by the “Catholic Church”.
Beatified: 19th of October in 2003, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, by Pope John Paul II
Major shrine: Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Feast: 5th of September
Patronage: World Youth Day
- Public holiday in Albania on 19th of October
- Memorial House of Mother Teresa in 2009
- Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu in 1984
Film and Literature
- “Something Beautiful for God”
- “Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor”
- “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People”
- “Hell’s Angel”