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Mother Teresa remembered on her 105th birth anniversary

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

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, born on this day at Skopje, Macedonia, Slovenia in 1910, was a Catholic nun who spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying.

A nun offers garland to the statue of Mother Teresa during the celebration of 105th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa at Mother House in Kolkata on Wednesday (August 26). (Source: PTI)

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Mother Teresa found the missionaries of charity, a Roman Catholic organisation in 1950 for the rehabilitation and welfare of Lepors, the destitute and sufferers of Tuberculosis.

A view of the celebration of 105th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa at Mother House in Kolkata. (Source: PTI)

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Mother Teresa was accredited with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and was beatified with “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta” by the then Pope John Paul II and was subsequently recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church. She breathed her last on September 5, 1997.

Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity pray near the tomb of Mother Teresa during a mass on her birth anniversary in Kolkata. (Source: AP)

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Mother Teresa had once said, “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus”.

A nun of Missionaries of Charity prays near the tomb of Mother Teresa on her 105th birth anniversary in Kolkata. (Source: AP)

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Mother Teresa worked tirelessly for the service of mankind, and became responsible for re-instilling the virtues of compassion and care and spread the message of “serving mankind is serving the lord.”

Sister Mary Prema, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, remembers Mother Teresa as she sits beside a statue of the missionary on her 105th birth anniversary, at Mother House in Kolkata. (Source: PTI)

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Mother Teresa has been memorialised through museums, been named patroness of various churches and had various structures and roads named after her, including Albania's international airport.

A girl remembers Mother Teresa as the Missionaries of Charity celebrates 105th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa in Kolkata. (Source: PTI)