14 Years from Mother Tereza Beatification
Albanian Daily News
Published October 19, 2017
Albania commemorates on Thursday the 14th anniversary of Mother Teresa's blessing, the Albanian saint, a world symbol of aid and respect for the poor. Born in Skopje in 1910, Mother Teresa, whose real name was Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhi, became the mother of the unprotected man, the mother of the hopeless man, the mother of the needy, the orphan, the sick, the helpless, mother of the abandoned mother of all mankind. She founded the Missionaries of Charity with about 20 nuns in 1950 to help the poor in the streets of Calcutta and her religious order spread all over the world. Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, becoming the first Albanian to receive this award.
On September 4, 2016, Mother Theresa was proclaimed Saint Theresa of Calcutta in a magnificent religious ceremony at Saint Peter's Square in Vatican. She died on September 5, 1997 in Calcutta, India. Every 19th of October Albania and India commemorate Mother Teresa's beatification anniversary not only through a liturgical ceremony but also through a official holiday.