Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa Bio by EWTN
GONXHA AGNES BOJAXHIU was born on August 27, 1910, at Skopje, Yugoslavia, one of three children of an Albanian storekeeper, Nicholas, and his peasant wife, Rose. Her interest in missionary activity was aroused at the age of 12 while attending the German Gymnasium, when she heard of work being done by Jesuits near Darjeeling. By the time she was 18 any doubts had been resolved. Taking her vows as a nun, she became SISTER TERESA in the Institute of the Virgin Mary in Dublin, Ireland. Soon thereafter, on January 6, 1929, she was sent to the Loreto Community in Calcutta, India, to teach at St. Mary's High School.
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Information on The Mother Teresa Movie
Renowned English actress Olivia Hussey has spoken of her delight at being chosen to play
Mother Teresa of Calcutta in a new television series for Italian TV, produced by Lux Vide.
It was shown around the time of the beatification of the world's most famous nun, October 2003.
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