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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.


Salman Khan's artwork, an ode to Mother Teresa, goes on display in first-ever solo show

March 09, 2022 6:25 pm

In a video that documented the process of creating the painting, the self-taught artist was seen striking different poses while working his magic with confident brushstrokes

To cry persecution in Missionaries of Charity’s FCRA licence row is to give in to victimhood politics

January 19, 2022 12:39 pm

🔴 Ram Madhav writes: It was not just the MoC. Thousands of other NGOs were denied extension on the grounds stipulated by the home ministry

Inside Track: Star pavilion?

January 16, 2022 6:48 pm

🔴 The sudden stepping down of Dilip Chenoy as Secretary General of FICCI in October last year appears to have been due to differences between him and the Commerce Ministry over the Indian pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2021.

Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity: In service of God and humans

January 14, 2022 8:30 am

🔴 Navin B. Chawla writes: Their unique brand of faith and compassion brings hope and relief to millions of destitute, sick and abandoned people, irrespective of their country, faith, or denomination

Why are Missionaries of Charity nuns being stopped from doing their work?

January 08, 2022 10:23 am

Julio Ribeiro writes: Without foreign funds, the nuns will have to abandon the poor. Hindutva brigade can take up their work.

Centre ‘refuses’ to renew Mother Teresa charity’s FCRA status, cites ‘adverse inputs’

December 28, 2021 6:25 am

The MHA did not provide details of the “adverse inputs”. It, however, refused allegations that it has frozen the NGO’s accounts.

Mother Teresa award for Vikas Khanna, Sanjay Pandey

December 20, 2020 2:07 am

The theme for Harmony Foundation's award this year is 'Celebrating Compassion In Times Of Covid' and the award ceremony will be held virtually on December 27, said Harmony Foundation president Dr Abraham Mathai.

Citing Nobel numbers, Goa Governor raises low spending on education

January 02, 2020 7:07 am

Speaking at a function organised by the National Institute of Oceanography in Panaji, Malik said inadequate government spending on education and research could be the reason behind the low number of Nobel winners from the country.

UK charity working to rescue child soldiers to get Mother Teresa Memorial Award

October 30, 2019 12:36 am

The Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2019 will be awarded to Rob Williams, CEO of War Child UK, an international charity that supports children rescued from armed groups.

Love begins at home: Mother Teresa

September 06, 2019 8:00 am

"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."


Missionaries of Charity stays open to all amid FCRA row

December 28, 2021 10:45 pm

The Missionaries of Charity hit the headlines on Monday after the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement that renewal of the FCRA license was refused on Dec 25 for not meeting the eligibility conditions under FCRA 2010 and Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules (FCRR) 2011.

Mother Teresa remembered on her 105th birth anniversary

August 26, 2015 4:56 pm

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

Sister Nirmala, successor of Mother Teresa, passes away

June 24, 2015 3:23 pm

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.

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

March 17, 2016 12:58 pm

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.

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

August 26, 2014 1:26 pm

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


Remembering the conundrum called Mother Teresa on her death anniversary

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

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.