“Unless life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile.”
b. 8-27-1910; Macedonia
d. 9-5-1997; Calcutta, India
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, born in Macedonia in 1910, is known as Mother Teresa, founder of the order of the Missionaries of Charity. This Roman Catholic congregation of women is dedicated to the very poor, particularly the destitute of India.
Her order has opened numerous centers, serving the blind, the aged, the crippled, the lepers, as well as, those who are dying.
When Pope Paul awarded her the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, he proclaimed her to be “an example and symbol of the discovery…that man is our brother.”
She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.