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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Teresa, Mother Teresa, Theresa, Mother Theresa, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiunoun

    Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)

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  1. Mother Teresanoun

    A person who is completely unselfish to the point of being saintly.

  2. Mother Teresanoun

    A nun who worked among the poor for many decades in India.

Wikipedia

  1. Mother Teresa

    Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, MC (pronounced [bɔjaˈdʒiu]; 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), better known as Mother Teresa (Albanian: Nënë Tereza), was an Albanian-Indian Catholic nun who, in 1950, founded the Missionaries of Charity. Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aˈɲɛzə ˈɡɔndʒɛ bɔjaˈdʒiu]) was born in Skopje—at the time, part of the Ottoman Empire. After eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived most of her life. Saint Teresa of Calcutta was canonised on 4 September 2016. The anniversary of her death is her feast day. After Mother Teresa founded her religious congregation, it grew to have over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries as of 2012. The congregation manages homes for people who are dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and tuberculosis. The congregation also runs soup kitchens, dispensaries, mobile clinics, children's and family counselling programmes, as well as orphanages and schools. Members take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience and also profess a fourth vow: to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor."Mother Teresa received several honours, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. A controversial figure during her life and after her death, Mother Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work. She was praised and criticised on various counts, such as for her views on abortion and contraception, and was criticized for poor conditions in her houses for the dying. Her authorized biography was written by Navin Chawla and published in 1992, and she has been the subject of other books as well as films. On 6 September 2017, Mother Teresa and Saint Francis Xavier were named co-patrons of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta.

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    Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. Born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, she lived most of her life in India, where she established the Missionaries of Charity. Dedicated to helping the poor, sick, and dying, her selfless service garnered international recognition, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. The Catholic Church canonized Mother Teresa as a saint in 2016 for her humanitarian work.

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  1. Mother Teresa

    The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, M.C., and commonly known as Mother Teresa, was an Albanian born, Indian Roman Catholic Religious Sister. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; children's and family counseling programmes; orphanages; and schools. Members of the order must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, and the fourth vow, to give "Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor". She was the recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. In late 2003, she was beatified, the third step toward possible sainthood, giving her the title "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". A second miracle credited to Mother Teresa is required before she can be recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was admired by many; in 1999, a poll of Americans ranked her first in Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century. However, she has also been accused of failing to provide medical care or painkillers, misusing charitable money, and maintaining positive relationships with dictators.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mother Teresa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mother Teresa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Mother Teresa in a Sentence

  1. H. Jackson Browne:

    Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

  2. Charles Burnham:

    It's not totally about what Miss Butina did. Charles Burnham also has a duty to send a message to other would-be foreign agents, you can convince the judge that your client is basically Mother Teresa and Charles Burnham says,' I still have the duty of general deterrence to think about.'.

  3. Mike Tyson:

    I'm just an average guy. I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson either.


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