Mother Teresa Memorial House
Macedonia, Skopje (city)

Did you know that Mother Teresa was born in Skopje?


Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia, former Yugoslavia. She was the youngest of three children. Her family was of Albanian origin.

 

At the age of twelve, she realized that what she wanted most was to help the poor. She decided to prepare for missionary work and came to India at the age of nineteen to join the Sisters of Loretto, an Irish community of nuns with a mission in Calcutta. In 1928 she took her first vows as a nun. She started various projects for the rehabilitation of slum dwellers, orphanages, homes for the dying, leper clinics and colonies, etc. The Missionaries of Charity have also spread throughout the world and are carrying out relief work in several countries in Africa, Asia and South America .


Mother Teresa's work has been recognized throughout the world and she has received a number of awards, the most prestigious of which is the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize; in 1971 she received the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize; Bharat Ratna and many others. Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997.


Mother Teresa Memorial Home


The desire to pay tribute to one of the most famous people and Nobel laureates from Macedonia was realized on January 30, 2009 with the opening of the Memorial House dedicated to Mother Teresa.


Mother Teresa Memorial House is a non-profit organization funded by by the government of the Republic of Macedonia.


The location of the museum was not chosen by chance. That is, it was in this place that the old Catholic Church “Sacred Heart of Jesus” used to stand. It was here, just a day after her birth, on August 27, 1910, that Mother Teresa, then Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was baptized, the place where she received her first communion and where she found peace of mind after the death of her father.


This place was of great importance and influenced the development of the character of young Gonja and her desire to help poor people. Since childhood, she sang in the Catholic Church choir and participated in charitable organizations. Somehow, this very place is a symbolic bridge connecting little Gonja to one of the world's greatest humanitarians, Mother Teresa.

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