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Mother Teresa or Saint Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian-Indian, Roman Catholic missionary who worked in Bengal for majority of her life. She was born in Skopje, that is presently the capital of the Republic of Macedonia in 1910. By the age of 12, Mother Teresa had realised that her true interest lay in the lives of missionaries and their service in Bengal. In 1928, she left home at the age of 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto congregation

in Ireland. It was there that she learned English with the motive of becoming a missionary. The following year she travelled to India and first started working as a teacher in Darjeeling. In 1931 she took her religious vows. Her initial years in India made her aware of the abject poverty in the country, and in particular she was affected by the Bengal famine of 1943. In 1950 she established her new order, "Missionaries of charity" that would take care of hungry, poor and disabled in Calcutta. By 1997, the order had grown to become a worldwide organisation that helped the needy. Mother Teresa's service has been recognised internationally. In 1979 she won the Nobel prize for peace and in September 2016 she was officially canonised. However, her life as a missionary consisted of a number of controversies as well. In particular her opposition to abortion rights and the poor condition in which her patients were kept has been severely criticised.

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Love begins at home: Mother Teresa

"There is so much suffering, so much hatred, so much misery, and we with our prayer, with our sacrifice are beginning at home. Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do."

Mother Teresa Birth Anniversary 2019: Five inspirational books for kids

Mother Teresa 109th Birth Anniversary: Read these inspirational books on Mother Teresa, with illustrations and archival photos, with your kids.


'Family that prays together, stays together': Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa on how coming together for prayer and unity can help foster love.

How Nobel prize winner Mother Teresa helped people abandoned by others

Mother Teresa and her Sisters began to change the way missionaries worked. They showed the whole world that all people, whether they had a disease, whether they were untouchable, old or poor, were their own people.

Missionaries of Charity sister confesses to selling three children in video released by police

Theodore Mascarenhas,  general secretary of The Catholic Bishop Conference of India, however, refuted the police's claim and told MoC lawyer that the sister's statement was taken 'under pressure' during interrogation by the police. 

St. Mother Teresa's birth anniversary today: Prayers held at Kolkata's Mother House

20 years to her death, St Mother Teresa's contributions in treating leprosy in India have time and again been praised.


Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Dr Ruth Pfau dies at 87

"Dr Ruth came to Pakistan at the dawn of a young nation, looking to make lives better for those afflicted by disease, and in doing so, found herself a home," Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said, praising her courage and services.

The mother's legacy: The blue-and-white stripe sari of Saint Teresa is now an intellectual property of Missionaries of Charity

The distinct sari is now worn exclusively by Missionaries of Charity (MoC) nuns across 749 centres over 120 countries, including the Vatican City.

Mother Teresa conferred with Founders Award posthumously in UK

Teresa, who will be made a saint on September 4, founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45 years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying on the streets of Kolkata.

Canonization of Mother Teresa: Nuns, priests in Pune recall Mother’s love, simplicity

In Pune, there are three centres of Missionaries of Charity, catering to 345 people (mostly women) who are sick, mentally retarded, orphaned, dying, homeless and abandoned by society.

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Words of wisdom and compassion by Mother Teresa, now declared a saint

The beloved Mother Teresa — a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of Missionaries of Charity — is to be declared a saint on September 4. Here are some of her famous quotes.

Mother Teresa remembered on her 105th birth anniversary

Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity remembered Mother Teresa on her 105th birth anniversary in Kolkata.


Sister Nirmala, successor of Mother Teresa, passes away

Sister Nirmala – who had succeeded Mother Teresa as the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity in 1997 and served for 12 years in that post – passed away around mid night last night.

Special mass at Missionaries of Charity on Mother Teresa's 104 birth anniversary

A special mass was held at Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata to celebrate the 104th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa.

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Remembering the conundrum called Mother Teresa on her death anniversary

Mother Teresa or Saint Teresa of Calcutta was revered by millions across the world. And even though some did not agree with that school of thought she was declared a saint and is largely known as the woman who left her mark on the century.

Devotees Hold Morning Mass Prayer On Death Anniversary Of Mother Teresa

Fifth October marks as the death anniversary of noble prize winner Mother Teresa. Devotees offered mass prayer in the morning. To know more about the story watch out the video.