Mother Theresa Agnese Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was born on August 26, 1910 in Üsküb , Ottoman Empire, which is now known as Skopje, Macedonia. Her work helping the poor and destitute in Kolkata , India has rendered her as one of the most recognizable faces associated with charity. She arrived in India in 1929 and began her work towards becoming a nun while she was stationed in the eastern Himalayan hill station of Darjeeling. She officially took her vows as a nun in 1937 while stationed in Kolkata . Kolkata was wracked by famine in 1943 and Hindu-Muslim riots in 1946. These events would later culminate in her receiving a “divine message” which she believed instructed her to do more to help the poor in Kolkata . She began her missionary work in 1948...The end:
.....l Peace prize in 1979. In 1980, she received the highest award in India, the Bharat Ratna . Such accolades did not change her approach to her work. She endeavored to expand operations globally because as long as there were suffering people, her work would never be done. Declining health began to affect her in the 1990s yet she continued to work as hard as ever. She attempted to step down in 1991 as head of the Missionaries of Charity in 1991, but she was requested to stay on which she did. On September 5, 1997, Mother Theresa left her mortal body for her heavenly abode. She was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003 and the canonization proceedings are ongoing. In the near future, it is likely the Catholic Church will declare her a saint.