Mother Teresa

Teresa, Mother

Mother Teresa, 1910–97, Roman Catholic missionary in India, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, b. Skopje (now in Macedonia) as Agnes Goxha Bojaxhiu. Of Albanian parentage, she went to India at 17, becoming a nun and teaching school in Calcutta (now Kolkata). In 1948 she left the convent and founded the Missionaries of Charity, which now operates schools, hospitals, orphanages, and food centers worldwide. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003.

See her writings in In My Own Words (1996, comp. by J. L. González-Balado) and her letters in Come Be My Light (2007, ed. by B. Kolodiejchuk).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Mother Teresa: Selected full-text books and articles

Philosophers and Religious Leaders By Christian D. Von Dehsen Oryx Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Teresa, Mother" begins on p. 182
Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns through Two Millennia By Jo Ann Kay McNamara Harvard University Press, 1998
Mourning Diana: Nation, Culture, and the Performance of Grief By Adrian Kear; Deborah Lynn Steinberg Routledge, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Celebrity and the Politics of Charity"
Biographical Dictionary of Christian Theologians By Patrick W. Carey; Joseph T. Lienhard Greenwood Press, 2000
No Humanitarian: A Portrait of Mother Teresa By Poplin, Mary Commonweal, Vol. 124, No. 22, December 19, 1997
An Interview with Christopher Hitchens on Mother Teresa By Cherry, Matt Free Inquiry, Vol. 16, No. 4, Fall 1996
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