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St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Woven Tapestry - Artist, John Nava

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Feast Day: September 5th
Co-Patron of World Youth Day

Fun Facts

- At age 18, she left her home for Ireland and never saw her mother and sister again
- She taught poor children to read and write by writing in the dirt with sticks
- She loved to say, “Peace begins with a smile!”
- In 1979, Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize

Agnes Bojaxhiu was born August 26, 1910 in Albania. At an early age, Agnes felt the call to help others, and left for Ireland to join the sisters of Loreto, known for their work in India. She took the name Teresa, the Spanish form of Theresa after Saint Therese of Lisieux. In 1929 Sister Teresa arrived in Calcutta, India. In 1946, she sensed Jesus calling her to serve Him in the “poorest of the poor.” After obtaining permission to leave her order, Sister Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity. She opened hundreds of orphanages, hospices, and homes for drug addicts, prostitutes, outcasts and the needy around the world. After suffering greatly from heart and lung illnesses, Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997. Pope Francis canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta on September 4, 2016.

Hanging Rod not Included

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Width (in) 19.00
Height (in) 24.00
Origin Made in Belgium
Color Multicolor
Author / Artist NAVA, JOHN