Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) was a Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was honored in the Roman Catholic Church as “Saint Teresa of Calcutta”. Teresa spent many years in India and founded the Missionaries of Charity to help the poor and destitute. Mother Teresa felt that serving others was a fundamental principle of the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Teresa received a number of honors including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Her whole life was influenced by her faith in God and religion. Mother Teresa suffered various health problems over the last two decades of her life but nothing could dissuade her fulfilling her mission of serving the poor and needy. At the age of 87, she was canonized on 4 September 2016, and the anniversary of her death (5 September) is her feast day.