🙏 Happy Birthday Mother Teresa 🙏
Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered one of the 20th Century's greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
During her lifetime Mother Teresa became famous as the Catholic nun who dedicated her life to caring for the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta - now known as Kolkata.
She founded the order, The Missionaries of Charity, to look after abandoned babies and to help the poorest of the poor, once saying that they "lived like animals but die like angels".
In 1979 she received the Nobel Peace Prize and after her death was canonised as Saint Teresa.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara grew up round the corner from Mother Teresa's orphanage, and volunteered there as a young girl.
She spoke to Witness about that experience, her own faith, and how she felt about Mother Teresa's methods.