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MOTHER TERESA (1910-1997) as a teen in native Albanian clothing.

Mother Teresa before joining the Sisters of Loretto. "The Best Gift is Love" Meditations by Mother Teresa.

We have always known Mother Teresa as an old wrinkled woman. This is a pic of an 18 year old young Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997) She ministered to those who no one else was willing to reach out to. The Lepers, the destitute, the babies that had been aborted late in pregnancy. She depended on God and listened to him. She stood up for her faith, and went out from the convent. She followed God until the day she died. I want to be this kind of woman.

Mother Teresa when young (as if she was ever old). not just a beautiful young woman, but a beautiful young girl

Mother Teresa -Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Catholic order of nuns dedicated to helping the poor. Begun in Calcutta, India, the Missionaries of Charity grew to help the poor, the dying, orphans, lepers, and AIDS sufferers in over a hundred countries. Mother Teresa's selfless effort to help those in need has caused many to regard her as a model humanitarian.

19 Oct 1979, Calcutta, India --- Mother Teresa with children from the orphanage she operates in Calcutta. Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Boyaxihu) the Roman Catholic, Albanian nun revered as India's "Saint of the Slums," was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. --- Image by © Kapoor Baldev/Sygma/CORBIS

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ.