Mother Teresa was a well-known Catholic Nun beloved by the masses.
She created the Missionaries of Charity to care for “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”
Mother Teresa has been beatified by the Catholic Church and is a step to becoming a Saint. She is now called Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
When Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she asked that the money for the banquet be donated to the poor of India.
She is known to have traveled through a war zone to rescue 37 children from the front lines.
Mother Teresa received numerous awards for all her charity work including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from United States President Ronald Reagan.