Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping the poor.
In 1946, Mother Teresa received a ¨call within a call¨. She stated that Jesus spoke to her and told her to abandon her teaching to work in the slums of Calcutta, India to help and aid the city´s sickest and the poorest.
While teaching the poor children of Calcutta, she did not have any supplies with her, yet she still managed to teach the children to read and write by writing in the dirt with wooden sticks.
While caring for the children in Calcutta, Mother Teresa had no income, so she herself had to beg for food.
During her life, Mother Teresa received more than 120 honors and awards, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
Mother Teresa passed away on March 18, 1997. She will be remembered as the woman who changed the lives of many in times on need.