Mother Teresa (her common name was Anjeze (Agnes) Gonxhe Bojaxhiu) was 26th of August, 1910 in Üsküb in the ottoman empire (today Macedonia) and died on the 5th of September, 1997 in Kolkata, India.
She was a Roman-Catholic sister. Do you know by chance, how was the order called? No? "Missionaries of the charity".
She was beatified in 2003 by the Roman-Catholic church.
So, she grew up in a wealthy Catholic Albanian family, moreover, she was educated very religiously. She went to a girl's school and later at the age of 18 years she was taken up in the order of the Sisters of Loretto. This order was committed to the education system in Begali/India..
But mother Teresa was sent only to Ireland, however, after two months she travelled to Kolkata.For seventeen years she had worked in the Saint Mary's School in Kolkata first as a teacher, then as a headmaster.
Directly beside the school there lay big slums. On the 10th of September, 1937 Teresa withdrew to Darjeeling where she resolved to dedicate her life in future to the poorest of the arms; she called the most important day of her life, therefore, this day.
In 1946 she began to live in Calcutta among the poorest in the slum and to work; still it lasted till 1948, until it received the permission to leave the order.
By the journalist Malcolm Muggeridge mother Térésa became known worldwide. She herself made her work famously by travelling in the metropolises of the world. The community grew and got many donations, particularly, after Térésa was distinguished in 1979 with the Nobel peace prize. Worldwide attention achieved, finally, also her friendship with the wife of the English heir to the throne, lady Diana.
What she had done
The "Missionaries of the charity" which enclosed at that time 12 sisters. The sisters undertook never to act for money or for wealthy and looked in the shantytowns after put out babies, sick people, starving and dying people.
In 1952 she opened a hospital and a last residence to get the poorest of the street.
Since then ten thousands of people have found help, more than half has survived thanks to the care, the others have died at least in dignity. Still in the same year the child house Shishu Bhavan could be opened. In 1962 mother Teresa founded the leprosy colony Shanti Nagar, town of the peace, In 1962 mother Teresa founded the leprosy colony Shanti Nagar, town of the peace, schools for the poor, maternity homes and a home for unwed mothers.
My personal opinion
I find it noteworthy how much mother Teresa has sacrificed to help the poor. She has reached much more than she had to renounce. Still there was a lot of criticism of the work of Mother Teresa. You have to know that the religion has played a big role in her life. So for example, that it was not permitted to give painkillers or dying people were often baptized Catholic without their consent, etc. ...