Photo Story: Mother Teresa remembered on the anniversary of her birth

A nun touches a photo of Mother Teresa after a mass prayer during a service celebrating Mother Teresa's 109th birth anniversary at the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India.

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A series of photos of nuns and visitors taking part in a mass prayer during a service celebrating Mother Teresa’s 109th birth anniversary at the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India.

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 26 August 1910 in what is today Skopje, Macedonia.

She began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. It is the first Mother Teresa birthday celebration in Calcutta after she was canonization as a saint by Pope Francis in 2016.

Photos: EPA-EFE/PIYAL ADHIKARY

Mother Teresa's 109th birth anniversary in India
Sister Prema (C), superior-general of the Mother House, lights a candle during a service celebrating Mother Teresa’s 109th birth anniversary at the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India.
Mother Teresa's 109th birth anniversary in India
Nuns and visitors take part in a mass prayer during a service celebrating Mother Teresa’s 109th birth anniversary at the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India.
Mother Teresa's 109th birth anniversary in India
Prayer during a service celebrating Mother Teresa’s 109th birth anniversary at the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India.
Mother Teresa's 109th birth anniversary in India
A nun touches a photo of Mother Teresa after a mass prayer during a service celebrating Mother Teresa’s 109th birth anniversary at the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India.

 

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