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Mother Teresa, the name which inspires everyone to help poor and hungry people of the world. Here are some interesting facts about this amazing woman!

  • Mother Teresa was bor on August 26, 1910 in Uskub, Ottoman Empire (now Republic of Macedonia).
  • She was fighting for the rights of the sick and helpless.
  • Mother Teresa was the smallest nun in her convent.  She was 5’ tall.
    Mother Teresa Facts

    “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” – Mother Teresa

  • She formed the Missionaries of Charity.
  • Mother Teresa’s white sari with blue stripes only cost $1.
  • Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity at the time of her death had 610 missions in 123 countries.
  • Mother Teresa established homes for people who had no place to live.
  • One of Mother Teresa’s most notable works was the establishment of a center for people with AIDS.
  • When she used to travel in airplanes she used to collect leftover food from people on the plane.
  • Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
  • She received numerous awards for all her charity work including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Mother Teresa told Princess Diana “to heal other people you must suffer yourself.”
  • Mother Teresa died on 5 September 1997, in Calcutta, India.
  • Mother Teresa has been beatified by the Catholic Church.
  • Albania’s international airport is named after her, the Aeroporti Nene Tereza.

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