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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Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 - 1997), Albanian-born Roman Catholic nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, and Nobel laureate. Originally named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, born Aug....
Calcutta (CWN): Mother Teresa, one of the best known personalities in the world acknowledged for her personal holiness and compassion for the poor, has died at the age of 87, just weeks after celebrating her birthday.
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, patroness of the Missionaries.
From Pope John Paul II to humble parishioners, the world mourned the death Friday of Mother Teresa, the diminutive nun who awed the mighty and served the poorest of the poor.
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."
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