Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Born Agnes Goxha Bojaxhiu of Skopje, Macedonia, this young adolescence became deeply involved in parish life and soon at the age of only 18 was admitted as a postulant to the Convent in Rathfarnam Dublin. There she received the name of Teresa after her patroness, St Therese of Lisieux. Inspired during a journey she received the calling and mission that she would “quench the infinite thirst of Jesus on the Cross for love and souls by laboring at the salvation and sanctification of the poorest of the poor. Mother Teresa has travelled all across the world to 123 countries serving the poor and disaster-stricken lands by establishing almost 600 foundations. This gentle soul that has united so many whether Catholic or not will be canonized on September 4th, 2016 - Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta.