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A Mother of the Poor

The character who I’m going to describe is a woman. She was born in 1910 in Albania although later, she got Indian nationality.

She was short but strong like a rock. She always was dressed with a white cotton shari bordered by blue.

In 1950 she founded the religious congregation Missionaries of Charity. They are dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. The congregation was established in Calcutta.

Soon, they settled into other parts of India, and nowadays the sisters of charity are all around the world.

She received many awards, like the Indian Padma Shri Prize and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Her life and work were dedicated to respond to the physical and spiritual needs of the poorest people. She was the mother for the poor.

She died in September in Calcutta in 1997.

In 2003 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and canonized by Pope Francis on September in 2016.

The daughter of one of my friends has been a sister of charity since her twenties. She has been in London, Warsaw, Sao Paul and now she is in New York.

Who is she?

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