Mother Teresa was born in Albania and left her home country very early in life. She lived in Ireland to learn English, and ultimately went to India where she resided until her death. She was a beacon of hope for many. She did not look to caste, class, religion, skin color, or any other identity to separate people but devoted herself to helping those most vulnerable in society. One example of her dedication came after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, when she donated the prize fund to the poor in India. She lent a helping hand while gathering others to help her; thus she was recognized as a great humanitarian. Her lifelong, selfless acts of charity and service to others led to her canonization as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
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