Gonxha Agnes was born in Skopje (1910) and died in Calcutta (2010). For 100 years, she lived a life full of love – giving and receiving it. At an early age, her parents gave her the nick name of “flower bud”, and she blossomed into “Mother Teresa”. At the age of 12 she was moved to become a missionary and devote her life to the poor at age 18 when she joined the order of nuns at a mission in India. She lived an exemplary life of “putting love in whatever you do“, reached out to the poor and sick in the slums, and inspired flocks of nuns to join her in charitable work that expanded beyond Calcutta.
Mother Teresa is alive today through the Missionaries of Charity residing at: 54A, A.J.C. Bose Road in Kolkata – 700 016, India.
Visit www.motherteresa.org for more information.