A fairly detailed account of the nun who was called "The Saint of the Gutters." Maintained by the Technisch Instituut Sint-Vincentius, Belgium.
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Latest News: Mother Teresa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died earlier this afternoon (Friday 1:30 EDT) in her convent in India. She was 87. Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910 in Skopje, Yugoslavia, she joined the Sisters of Loreto in 1928. She took the name "Teresa" after St. Teresa of Avila,
Catholic.net's tribute to Mother Teresa. Short biographical sketch of her life and work, with news reports and photograph. Mother Teresa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died earlier this afternoon (Friday 1:30 EDT) in her convent in India. She was 87...
This Order was started in Calcutta by Mother Teresa, and has two branches in Bangalore which takes care of the destitute, abandoned and dying of all Castes and Religions. It survives on the Love of God, and by donations given by persons of all Faiths. They reach out to the poorest of poor, and take the old people and children into their premises and look after them with the Love of the Lord, bathing their wounds and helping those who are dying ....
Mother Teresa, ...the late Roman Catholic nun and missionary known as "the Saint of the Gutters"....devoted her life to the succor of the sick and the outcast, earthly sufferers were nothing less than Christ in "distressing disguise."
Mother Teresa was born as Gonxhe Agnes Bojaxhiu on August 27, 1910, in Shkup (Skopje), present day Macedonia, which at the time was the center of the Kosova vilayet (province) of the Ottoman Empire. Her parents, Nikollė and Dranafille Bojaxhiu had moved there from Shkodra, in present day Albania, before Gonxhe was born.............................. In 1930 she was given the name Teresa, in honor of St. Teresa of Avila, a Spanish saint of the 16th century.
Short chronology leading up to Mother Teresa's 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. Includes links to related sites and to the Missionaries of Charity. Excerpt from the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech:
"I choose the poverty of our poor people. But I am grateful to receive (the Nobel) in the name of the hungry, the naked, the homeless, of the crippled, of the blind, of the lepers, of all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared-for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone."
The twenty most influential heroes and icons of the 20th century. The Saint Mother Teresa In fighting for the dignity of the destitute in a foreign land, she gave the world a moral example that bridged divides of culture, class and religion
The EWTN Global Catholic Network's tribute to Mother Teresa. Many photographs, plus prayers and meditations. Photographic essay focusing on the Home for the Dying, started by Mother Teresa in Calcutta.
A newly revised feature on Mother Teresa by AmericanCatholic.org to commemorate the 4th anniversary (5 September 2001) of Mother Teresa's passing..including 'Prayers from Mother Teresa' and 'Send a free Mother Teresa e-Greeting!'
My hero is Mother Teresa - Angel Hero (by: Jeff Trussell ). The reason why she is my hero is because she always helped people and she never gave up. She never judged people. She never cared whether a person was hungry or homeless. She didn't care if a person had a disease, she would always find the time to help them. She would stop in the streets to help a hungry, or homeless person. She always wanted the best for.....
To commemorate the passing of Mother Teresa from this life into the Life of the risen Jesus, American Catholic Online is happy to present a special feature on Mother Teresa.
This ribbon is in memory of Mother Teresa,
a beloved humanitarian known throughout the world for her charity
towards the poor and her firm and passionate pro-life stance,
who died on September 5, 1997, at age 87
in her Missionaries of Charity home in central Calcutta.
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