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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.


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."

Mother Teresa Birth Anniversary 2019: Five inspirational books for kids

August 26, 2019 12:32 pm

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

April 24, 2019 12:56 pm

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

October 17, 2018 10:06 am

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

July 14, 2018 9:54 pm

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

August 26, 2017 12:48 pm

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

August 10, 2017 7:13 pm

"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.


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.