articles

Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity to help the poor. She worked primarily in India to provide comfort and care for the poor, sick and dying. More »

www.reference.com World View Religion Christianity

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Bojaxhiu on August 27, 1910. She was the youngest child in her family and despite stories to the contrary, her family was very well off when she was a child. More »

www.reference.com World View Religion Christianity

On receiving the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, Anjezë Bojaxhiu, known to the world as Mother Teresa, said only: "I am not worthy." This quote was typical of the Albanian nun, who achieved international fame in part for saying ... More »

www.reference.com Education
similar articles

In addition to her lifelong dedication to caring for the sick, the dying and the needy, Mother Teresa's major accomplishment was the founding of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. In 1950, she received permission ... More »

www.reference.com World View Religion Christianity

Mother Teresa's greatest achievement was the founding of the Missionaries of Charity, an order of nuns dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poor. Established in 1950 in Calcutta, India, it has grown from its ini... More »

www.reference.com History Modern History Modern Asia

Some traditional habits of Catholic nuns include garments worn by the Order of Saint Clare, the Missionaries of Charity and the Sisters of the Annunciation. The habit of the Order of Saint Clare is brown with a black vei... More »

www.reference.com World View Religion Christianity

Sister Miriam Theresa is a nun who belonged to the Sisters of Charity and who is being considered for sainthood, as of 2015. She was born Teresa Demjanovich in 1901 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Sister Miriam Theresa died in 1... More »

www.reference.com World View Religion Christianity