Our Woman of the Week is:
Mother Teresa 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997
Mother Teresa also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje, which is now the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. At the age of eighteen she moved to Ireland and later to India where she lived for most of her life.
In 1950 Mother Teresa founded The missionaries of Charity which had over 4500 sister and was active in 133 by 2012. They manage homes for people dying of AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. The also manage schools, orphanages, soup kitchens, dispensaries and mobile clinics. The also offer children and family counselling programs.
Mother Teresa received many honors including a Nobel Peace prize in 1979. She was canonised by the Catholic Church on September 4, 2016. We pay tribute to this great woman who gave of herself selflessly to help the less fortunate.