Mother Teresa became known to the world for her selfless work with the “poorest of the poor” in Calcutta, India. She was born Agnes Bojaxhiu in Skopje, now the capital of Macedonia, in 1910, and began her novitiate in India in 1928. Since its inception in 1950, her order, the Missionaries of Charity, has opened more than five hundred centers around the world to help the dying and destitute. Mother Teresa is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, amongst many other awards and honorary degrees for her charity work. She died in 1997. The Catholic Church is currently reviewing her cause for sainthood.