Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Noteworthy Birthday: Mother Teresa

Internationally known as Mother Teresa, Agnese Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (born August 26, 1910 in the Ottoman Empire, died September 5, 1997) was the most recognized humanitarian of the Twentieth Century. The recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Teresa was praised for her work with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity which aided those plagued with terminal illnesses, HIV/AIDs and leprosy, and included hospices, soup kitchens, counseling programs, orphanages, and schools. Following her death, Mother Teresa was given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta by Pope John Paul II.

Wikipedia Biography of Mother Teresa

Check out the humanitarian at CDPL: Mother Teresa

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