Mother Teresa was born on 27th August 1910 in Skopje Macedonia formerly the part of Albania. Her original name was Agnes Gonxha Bojxhiu. At the age of 12, she decided to be a missionary and spread the love of Christ. She joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. She came to Calcutta of India on 6th January 1929. Vatican originally labeled the order as the Diocesan Congregation of the Calcutta Diocese, and it later came to known as the "Missionaries of Charity". The primary task of the Missionaries of Charity was to take care of those persons who were abandoned. She visited families, nursed the sores of some children, cared for an old lying sick on the road and nursed a women dying of hunger. She started each day in communion with Jesus in the Eucharist and then went out, rosary in her hand, to find and serve Him in “the unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for.” After some months, she was joined, one by one, by her former students.
By the early 1960s, Mother Teresa began to send her Sisters to other parts of India. Her service towards unwanted and unloved was recognized by Indian government as well as by the world community. She received the Noble peace prize in 1979, Bharata Ratna award in1980, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985 and Order of Australia in 1982. She died on September 5, 1997. In 2003, she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Hence Mother Teresa is our source of inspiration to reach to the aggrieved and help them give solace. She is considered as our patron.