Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu ( August 1910 -5 September 1997) was honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa spent most of her life in India.
In 1950, Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, which had over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries as of 2012.
Mother Teresa’s work focused on helping children who were poor and unwell. She also started street schools and orphanages to support the local children in Kolkata (India)
Mother Teresa received several honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
She was admired by many for her charitable works and that is why she is our Icon of the week😊