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Mother Theresa of Calcutta
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in 1910 to Albanian parents in Skopje, which at the time
was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. (The city is now the capital of the Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.) When she was 18, she entered the Order of the Sisters of
Our Lady of Loreto in Ireland. She trained in Dublin and in Darjeeling, India, before
taking her religious vows in 1937. She took the name Teresa from Saint Teresa of Lisieux,
the patron saint of foreign missionaries.

In September 1946, while riding in a train from Calcutta to Darjeeling to engage in 8 days
of spiritual exercises, she received a divine calling from God "to serve Him amongst the
poorest of the poor".

She served as principal of a Roman Catholic high school in Calcutta, and was moved by the
presence of the sick and dying on the city's streets. In 1948 she was granted permission
to leave her post at the convent and begin a ministry among the sick. That same year she
became an Indian citizen.


In 1950 Mother Teresa and her associates were approved within the archdiocese of Calcutta
as the Missionaries of Charity. The order was later recognized as a pontifical
congregation under the jurisdiction of Rome. Members of the congregation take four vows on
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