Mother Teresa Quotes : Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. She was born in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet in the Ottoman Empire and also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC. She runs hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children’s and family counselling programmes; orphanages; and schools. She was the recipient of numerous honours, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She died on 5 September 1997.