Entering the order when she was just 18, Agnes Bojaxhiu as she was known, joined the Order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto in Ireland. Taking the name Sister Teresa, she found her calling in India on a pilgrimage to Calcutta. It was there that she saw the sick and the dying on the city's streets. She began her lifelong work in Calcutta, founding Missionaries of Charity. Later on, she founded the Kalighat Home for the Dying, ensuring that those dying on the streets of India would not have to die homeless. Mother Teresa continued her work with the dying and homeless until she died from a long illness in 1997. She is currently being considered for beatification, the next step toward eventual sainthood.
Date of Birth: August 26, 1910
Date of Death: September 05, 1997
Found 78 quotes by Mother Teresa .
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