Early Life……..... ,
She was born in Skopje, Yugoslavia
on 27 August 1910.
Name : Agnes Gonxhu Bojaxhiu
Father: Nikolle Bojaxhiu
Sister Teresa……. ,
In age 18 she left her paternal home joined
the “Sisters of Loreto” an Irish community of
nuns with missions in India. There she
received the name “Sister Mary Teresa”.
In age 21 she took her first vow (promise).
After training at the Institute of Blessed Mary
Virgin in Dublin she came to India on 6 January
From 1931 to 1948 she taught Geography at
St.Mary’s High School in Calcutta.
In 1948 she received permission to leave the
convent and devote herself to working among
poors in Calcutta.
In 1948 she took Indian citizenship and open
her first school in Motijhil to serve starving and
On 7 oct 1950 she received Vatican permission
to start her own order.
Missionaries of Charity…. ,
She started missionaries of charity with 13
nuns. There was no money and she had to beg
for food and other supplies.
Soon she received financial and voluntary
helpers support and now there are over 4000
Homes for Poors….. ,
1952- Opens Nirmal Hariday home (pure
heart)for the dying.
1955-Opens Nirmal Shishuva Bhavan
(immaculate heart) for lost children or children
1957- Opens Shanti Nagar(city of peace) a
home for leppers.
1960- She began to send her sisters to other
parts of India.
International Charity……. ,
1982- Siege of Beirut
Her Recognition and Reciption,
With Ronald Regan
With Princess Diana
With Pope John Paul ii
With queen Elizabeth 2
Awards that she got…. ,
1962- Padma Sri award
1971- Pope John xxiii peace price
1972- Nehru price
1975-Albert Schweiter international price
1976- Pacem in Terris award
1978- Balzon price
1979- Nobel peace price
1983- Order of Merit
1985-Meddle of Freedom
1994-Golden Honor of the Nation(Albenia)
1996-Honorary citizenship of USA
Her departure….. ,
In1983 and 1989 she had heart attacks.
1993- Suffers from malaria and had a surgery
for a blocked blood vessel.
1996- Fell and broke her collar bone.
1997- 13 March stepped down as Head Nun.
1997 – 5 September died of a massive heart
attack in Calcutta.