Mother Teresa, who will soon reach Sainthood posthumously after her canonisation, was born on Aug. 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia. She lived most of her life in India where she founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity.
Born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, she took the name Sister Mary Teresa after Saint Thérèse of Lisieux at the age of 18 years in 1928, when she decided to become a nun and joined the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin.
In 2015, Pope Francis acknowledged a second miracle she performed after her death and it was decided that she will be elevated to the position of saint. Known for her humanitarian work worldwide, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
People across India and outside, from within the religious community and otherwise remembered the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta on her birth anniversary on Friday.
On Friday, special prayers are held at the Missionaries of Charity on the birth anniversary of Mother Teresa. Earlier, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien had said that a new statue of Mother Teresa will be unveiled on Aug. 26 on her birthday at Archbishop's House, Park Street in Kolkata.
Her canonisation is due on Sept. 4, for which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been invited, as he had worked with her.
Here are some of the tweets in her remembrance.
Mother Teresa's birth anniv today. From Sept 4 she will be @StTeresaofCal Great work in 130+ nations irrespective of caste, creed, religion— Derek O'Brien (@quizderek) August 26, 2016
'A life not lived for others, is not a life..'— Youth Congress (@IYC) August 26, 2016
Remembering Mother Teresa on her Birth Anniversary today pic.twitter.com/ZA04aV4Uye
My deepest respect on the birth anniversary of Mother Teresa pic.twitter.com/IYQCRdbAkk— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 26, 2016
Kolkata: Special prayers held in Missionaries of Charity on the birth anniversary of Mother Teresa pic.twitter.com/Vxfbt5Gd8e— ANI (@ANI_news) August 26, 2016
Homage to Mother Teresa on her 106th birthday her canonisation is a matter of pride for us on sept 4th, Saint Mother Teresa .— Rajesh Dixit (@rajeshkdixit) August 26, 2016
Happy birthday,Mother Teresa! The world is in a drastic need of kind souls like you.— Deepti Dang (@deeptidang3008) August 26, 2016