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Mother Teresa was a Madrigal made famous for her charity work in India . She is also mentioned in Book 10, Into the Gauntlet, when William McIntyre compares her to the Vespers saying, "They make Isabel Kabra look like Mother Teresa."One of the reasons Mother Teresa became a Madrigal is because she won a Nobel peace prize.
The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, M.C., commonly known as Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was an Albanian born, Indian Roman Catholic Religious Sister.
Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; children's and family counseling programmes; orphanages; and schools. Members of the order must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, and the fourth vow, to give (Wholehearted and Free service to the poorest of the poor).
Mother Teresa lay in repose in St Thomas, Kolkata for one week prior to her funeral, in September 1997. She was granted a state funeral by the Indian government in gratitude for her services to the poor of all religions in India. Her death was mourned in both secular and religious communities. In tribute, Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan said that she was "a rare and unique individual who lived long for higher purposes. Her life-long devotion to the care of the poor, the sick, and the disadvantaged was one of the highest examples of service to our humanity. The former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar said: "She is the United Nations. She is peace in the world.