Albanian-born Mother Teresa knew from a young age that she wanted to become a nun and devote her life to God.
This devotion led her to the city of Calcutta, which in the 1940s was devastated by famine, poverty, disease, and war. Thousands of homeless, sick, and starving people filled the city’s slums.
Alone and forgotten, these poorest of the poor were desperate for someone to recognise their plight and help them. With nothing but her faith to guide her, Mother Teresa took to the slums bringing hope and comfort to those at the very margins of society. With her pure heart and beautiful spirit, she touched the lives of millions.