Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, and prominently known as Mother Teresa was an Albanian Indian Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life for the poor and needy.  At a tender age of 12 she realized the call of God and hence left home at 18 to achieve her aim of life.

She 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."

26 AUGUST, 1910

TOP AWARDS: 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, Philippines-based Ramon Magsaysay Award


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