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Who was Mother Teresa?

  •  Joined the sisters of Loreto in 1928
  •  In 1948 she found a dying woman lying in front of a Calcutta hospital
  • From thereon, she dedicated her life in helping the poorest of the poor
  •  She founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
  •  50 years later, it had grown from 12 sisters in India to over 3,000 in 517 missions throughout 100 countries
  •  In 1952, she found a disused Hindu temple. It was then used to care for those who were close to death
  •  Mother Teresa believed she saw Jesus in everyone she saw and met
  •  Her devotion to the poor earned her worldwide respect and she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979
  •  She was Beatified in 2003


Teresa House