Mother Teresa devoted her life to helping the poor, the sick, and the dying. A Roman Catholic nun, she founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. By the time of Mother Teresa’s death in 1997 her humanitarian efforts had spread to 123 countries with 610 missions. The great love and compassion that Blessed Teresa of Calcutta held for the poor and the helpless in society has made her an international figure and the focus of many books and materials. She is beloved even to those who are not Catholic, for she shared the love of Christ through His Bride, the Church, with every soul she encountered. Her canonization, which so many have been waiting for with confidence, will take place on September 4th, 2016.