Mother Teresa remembered on her 106th birth anniversary

Updated On Sep 03, 2016 03:03 PM IST
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A Catholic nun from the Missionaries of Charity kisses Mother Teresa’s tomb on her 106th birth anniversary in Kolkata. (Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 03, 2016 03:03 PM IST

A Catholic nun from the Missionaries of Charity kisses Mother Teresa’s tomb on her 106th birth anniversary in Kolkata. (Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

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The birth anniversary became all the more special coming just ahead of her canonisation by the Vatican on September 4. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The birth anniversary became all the more special coming just ahead of her canonisation by the Vatican on September 4. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

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Prayers were organised across Missionaries of Charities centres to mark the day. Nuns attended prayer ceremonies at Mother House, the global headquarters of the Catholic Missionaries of Charity order, in Kolkata. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 03, 2016 03:03 PM IST

Prayers were organised across Missionaries of Charities centres to mark the day. Nuns attended prayer ceremonies at Mother House, the global headquarters of the Catholic Missionaries of Charity order, in Kolkata. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

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Sisters from the order sangs hymns and read from the Bible on the occasion. Mother Teresa's legacy survives among the nuns, who took up her vow of serving the needy. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 03, 2016 03:03 PM IST

Sisters from the order sangs hymns and read from the Bible on the occasion. Mother Teresa's legacy survives among the nuns, who took up her vow of serving the needy. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

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Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on Aug. 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa joined the Loreto order of nuns in 1928. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on Aug. 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa joined the Loreto order of nuns in 1928. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

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In 1946, while traveling by train from Calcutta to Darjeeling, she was inspired to found the Missionaries of Charity order. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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In 1946, while traveling by train from Calcutta to Darjeeling, she was inspired to found the Missionaries of Charity order. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

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She spent 45 years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying. For Mother Teresa and her sisters , prayer and devotion to Jesus was sacrosanct. (Bikas Das/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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She spent 45 years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying. For Mother Teresa and her sisters , prayer and devotion to Jesus was sacrosanct. (Bikas Das/AP)

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She passed away in 1997, leaving behind her vast Missionaries of Charities network across the world and a legacy of compassion and kindness. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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She passed away in 1997, leaving behind her vast Missionaries of Charities network across the world and a legacy of compassion and kindness. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

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Respected the world over, she received the Nobel Prize in 1979 as a recognition for her work. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Respected the world over, she received the Nobel Prize in 1979 as a recognition for her work. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

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In 2013, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II, after the Vatican recognised her miracle. In 2015, a second miracle attributed to her was verified by the Vatican, paving the way for sainthood. (Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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In 2013, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II, after the Vatican recognised her miracle. In 2015, a second miracle attributed to her was verified by the Vatican, paving the way for sainthood. (Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

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As the world in general and India - her adopted homeland - in particular, gear up to celebrate her canonisation nearly two decades after her death, those who had known her well, lived and worked with her, remember the person behind the public face. (Bikas Das/AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 03, 2016 03:03 PM IST

As the world in general and India - her adopted homeland - in particular, gear up to celebrate her canonisation nearly two decades after her death, those who had known her well, lived and worked with her, remember the person behind the public face. (Bikas Das/AP)

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