26, 1910, in Skopje, Ottoman Empire. Named Agnes Bojaxhiu.
1928 Joins Irish convent
1929 Sent to novitiate in Darjeeling, India
1931 Begins teaching at a Calcutta girls’ school. Took the vows of
poverty, chastity, and obedience and was renamed Teresa.
1946 Receives “call” to live and work among the poor
1950 The Pope officially sanctions her order, the Missionaries of Charity
1952 The Home for the Dying and The Home for Children were opened.
1963 Awarded India’s
Padmashri, for services to the people of India
1979 Wins Nobel Peace Prize
DIED Sept. 5, 1997, in Calcutta
Oct. 19, 2003