Mother Teresa was Sainted by Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome on September 4, 2016 before crowds of people whose lives she touched.
Saint Teresa was born in Albania and followed her calling as a Catholic nun to southern India where she would care for the poor, the sick and dying, the abandoned and the "untouchables," and the most stigmatized and isolated sufferers of a highly contagious skin disease known as leprosy. She went directly to the heart of the suffering and served where medical workers feared to go. She brought medicine, bandages, health education, skills training and employment, and of course - The Bible. In the 1950s, Teresa of Calcutta founded the Missionaries of Charity which grew to more than 4000 nuns; she became known throughout the world as "Mother Teresa." Through her good works and influence she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
(Saint) Mother Teresa has an Honorary Chicago street, a portion of Devon Avenue. The sign for Mother Teresa Way can be found on the corner of Devon and California Avenues.
A selection of quotes by Mother Teresa:
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
"I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much."
"Peace begins with a smile."