(August 26, 1910–September 5, 1997), born
was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship whofounded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding theMissionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in othercountries.By the 1970s she was internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate forthe poor and helpless, due in part to a documentary, and book,
Something Beautiful for God
by Malcolm Muggeridge. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarianwork. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to expand, and at the timeof her death it was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices andhomesforeolewithHIV/AIDSlerosandtuberculosissoukitchens children's and family counselling programs, orphanages, and schools.Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title
esse eresa o acua
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