Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu commonly known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian–born Indian Roman Catholic nun. "By blood, I am Albanian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun.
Calcutta, India -- Mother Teresa with children from the orphanage she operates in Calcutta. Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Boyaxihu), Roman Catholic (from Albania) revered as India's "Saint of the Slums," was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.