-born august 26, 1910
-baptized august 27 in Macedonia
-family is Albanian and catholic, though the majority of the Albanians are muslim
-educated and raised by her mother
-father died at age 9
- She helped a father, who had difficulties with the language, to teach catechism and read
a lot about Slovenian and Croatian missionaries in India.
-she had her first calling at age 12
-she decided at age 18 to serve god and his will by joining our Sister's of our Lady of
Loreto in India
-1928 sent to Calcutta to be trained to be a teacher and given name Sister Teresa
-1929 taught secondary school in Calcutta St. Mary's High School
-1937 takes final vows as a nun
-1946: While riding a train to the mountain town of Darjeeling to recover from suspected tuberculosis, she said she received a calling from God "to serve him among the poorest of the poor."
-1947: Permitted to leave her order and moves to Calcutta's slums to set up her first school.
-March 19, 1949 the first girl joined MT
-1950: Founds the order of Missionaries of Charity.
-1962: Wins her first prize for her humanitarian work: the Padma Shri award for distinguished service. Over the years, she uses the money from such prizes to found dozens of new homes.
-1982: Persuades Israelis and Palestinians to stop shooting long enough to rescue 37 retarded children from a hospital in besieged Beirut.
-1983: Has a heart attack while in Rome visiting Pope John Paul II.
-1985: Awarded Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian award.
-1989: Has a second and nearly fatal attack. Doctors implant a pacemaker.
-1990: Announces her intention to resign, and a conclave of sisters is called to choose successor. In a secret ballot, Mother Teresa...