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Mother Teresa

Nun famed for her work in the slums of Calcutta
Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa Bio Details

Full name

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Also known as

Blessed Teresa Of Calcutta

Sister Mary Teresa

The Saint Of The Gutter

The Saint Of The Slums





Date of birth

26 Aug 1910

Birth place

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Date of death:

5 Sep 1997

Place of death

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Cause of death

Natural Causes


Nun (1928 - 1997)

Continuing the spiritual journey

After her death in 1997, Mother Teresa was beatified by the Catholic Church - a process which requires the recognition of a miracle, in this case the healing of a woman who had an abdominal tumour.  Following this, in 2015, a second miracle was recognised - the healing of a Brazilian man suffering with several brain tumours.  This recognition is the next step toward being sainted.

A call within a call

Initially Mother Teresa worked as a teacher in St. Mary's School in Calcutta, but while on a train journey to the Himalayas she experienced 'a call within a call' telling her to abandon teaching to work in the slums of Calcutta and aid the city's poorest and sickest people.  It took nearly 18 months of lobbying the church to be allowed to follow that divine instruction.

Rewards and recognition

During her life helping the poor, Mother Teresa has received a number of accolades, including the Gold Medal of the Soviet Peace Committee, the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, the Padma Shri, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, the Bharat Ratna, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, the Pacem in Terris Award, Companion of the Order of Australia, the UK Order of Merit and the Albanian Golden Honour of the Nation.

Mother Teresa Family

Mother Teresa's parents:

Mother Teresa's father was Nikollë Bojaxhiu Mother Teresa's mother was Dranafile Bojaxhiu

Mother Teresa FameChain Links

Nobel Prize Award Winners


Other people in this association:

President Barack Obama 2009

Nelson Mandela 1993

Sir Winston Churchill 1953