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

Order:

  • Sisters of Loreto from 1928 to 1948
  • Missionaries of Charity from 1950 to 1997

Personal Information

Nationality:

  • 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)

Senior posting

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.

Honored with:

  • 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

Commemoration:

  • Museums
  • 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”