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Mother Teresa mourners and fans celebrate her 100th birthday today and remember one of the most unselfish individuals to walk the Earth. In an attempt to commemorate the occasion supporters tried to have her typical colors, blue and white, displayed on the Empire State Building. Representatives of the building denied the request causing controversy on a day full of celebration and love. See photos of the saintly nun and share your memories of her amazing feats. Read some of her most famous quotes in the video below.

 


The HinduRailway Minister Mamata Banerjee and Superior General of Missionaries of Charity Sister Prema offering prayer before opening the Mother Express train for public viewing on the birth centenary of Mother Teresa at Sealdah Station in Kolkata on Thursday. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish.

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Mother Teresa mourners and fans celebrate her 100th birthday today and remember one of the most unselfish individuals to walk the Earth. In an attempt to commemorate the occasion supporters tried to have her typical colors, blue and white, displayed on the Empire State Building. Representatives of the building denied the request causing controversy on a day full of celebration and love. See photos of the saintly nun and share your memories of her amazing feats. Read some of her most famous quotes in the video below.

 

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Mother Teresa mourners and fans celebrate her 100th birthday today and remember one of the most unselfish individuals to walk the Earth. In an attempt to commemorate the occasion supporters tried to have her typical colors, blue and white, displayed on the Empire State Building. Representatives of the building denied the request causing controversy on a day full of celebration and love. See photos of the saintly nun and share your memories of her amazing feats. Read some of her most famous quotes in the video below.




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Cas100826 08/26/10 New Haven- Acting New Haven Postmaster, Thomas Sullivan and Sister Regis Devasia of the Missionaries of Charity (Out of Bridgeport) unveil the new Mother Teresa postage stamp during a ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Museum. Photos -Peter Casolino/New Haven Register

 

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Mother Teresa mourners and fans celebrate her 100th birthday today and remember one of the most unselfish individuals to walk the Earth. In an attempt to commemorate the occasion supporters tried to have her typical colors, blue and white, displayed on the Empire State Building. Representatives of the building denied the request causing controversy on a day full of celebration and love. See photos of the saintly nun and share your memories of her amazing feats. Read some of her most famous quotes in the video below.


Picture of Mother Theresa displayed during the Mass celebrating 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth of Mother Teresa at St. Augustine's Church in Newark on 08/28/10.


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Mother Teresa mourners and fans celebrate her 100th birthday today and remember one of the most unselfish individuals to walk the Earth. In an attempt to commemorate the occasion supporters tried to have her typical colors, blue and white, displayed on the Empire State Building. Representatives of the building denied the request causing controversy on a day full of celebration and love. See photos of the saintly nun and share your memories of her amazing feats. Read some of her most famous quotes in the video below.


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Mother Teresa mourners and fans celebrate her 100th birthday today and remember one of the most unselfish individuals to walk the Earth. In an attempt to commemorate the occasion supporters tried to have her typical colors, blue and white, displayed on the Empire State Building. Representatives of the building denied the request causing controversy on a day full of celebration and love. See photos of the saintly nun and share your memories of her amazing feats. Read some of her most famous quotes in the video below

 


Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha and Clergy enter at the beginning of the Mass for the Mass celebrating 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth at St. Augustine's Church in Newark on 08/28/10.

 

 

A novice of the Missionaries of Charity prays during a Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia, Mother Teresa went to India in 1929. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She died in 1997 after a lifetime spent caring for hundreds of thousands of destitute and homeless poor in Calcutta, for which she came to be called the 'saint of the gutters.''.

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A novice of the Missionaries of Charity prays during a Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

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A nun of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity prays beside the Mother's tomb to mark the centennial of her birth, in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.
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Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity walk past a giant photograph of Mother Teresa at an exhibition and Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia, Mother Teresa went to India in 1929. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She died in 1997 after a lifetime spent caring for hundreds of thousands of destitute and homeless poor in Calcutta, for which she came to be called the 'saint of the gutters.''.

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Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity walk past a giant photograph of Mother Teresa at an exhibition and Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

 

 

A Sister of the Missionaries of Charity looks on from behind a giant photograph of Mother Teresa at an exhibition and Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia, Mother Teresa went to India in 1929. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She died in 1997 after a lifetime spent caring for hundreds of thousands of destitute and homeless poor in Calcutta, for which she came to be called the 'saint of the gutters.''.

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A Sister of the Missionaries of Charity looks on from behind a giant photograph of Mother Teresa at an exhibition and Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

 

A portrait of Mother Teresa is seen during a Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia, Mother Teresa went to India in 1929. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She died in 1997 after a lifetime spent caring for hundreds of thousands of destitute and homeless poor in Calcutta, for which she came to be called the 'saint of the gutters.''.

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A portrait of Mother Teresa is seen during a Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug.

Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity share a word behind a giant photograph of Mother Teresa at an exhibition and Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rome, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje in Macedonia, Mother Teresa went to India in 1929. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She died in 1997 after a lifetime spent caring for hundreds of thousands of destitute and homeless poor in Calcutta, for which she came to be called the 'saint of the gutters.''.

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Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity share a word behind a giant photograph of Mother Teresa at an exhibition and Mass marking the 100th anniversary of her birth, at the Basilica of San Damaso, in Rom, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Born Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje

 

Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity and Roman Catholic priests recite a prayer beside the Mother's monument in her native town of Skopje, Macedonia, during a ceremony to mark the centennial of her birth, on Thursday. Photo: AP

Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity and Roman Catholic priests recite a prayer beside the Mother's monument in her native town of Skopje, Macedonia, during a ceremony to mark the centennial of her birth, on Thursday. Photo: AP

 

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Sister Mary Prema, superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, holds a portrait presented to her during Mother Teresa's birth centenary anniversary in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Teresa was born in Skopje on this day in 1910.
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Sisters attend an exhibition of Raghu Rai’s photographs "Mother Teresa - A Life Dedicated' , in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: PTI

 


Former Missionaries of Charity Mother General Sister Nirmala greets attendants at the Tribute of Love Mother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

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Former Missionaries of Charity Mother General Sister Nirmala greets attendants at the Tribute of LoveMother Teresa Birth Centenary 1910-2010 celebration in New Delhi on August 28, 2010. Catholic nun Mother Teresa began her missionary work with the poor in Kolkata in 1948 and the teeming east Indian metropolis remained her base until her death in September 1997.

On the occasion of the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, the centenary edition of her biography, authored by former Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, was released at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday. The picture shows President Pratibha Patil receiving a copy of the book from Indian Council for Cultural Relations president Karan Singh. Mr. Chawla is also seen. Photo: V.V.Krishnan

On the occasion of the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, the centenary edition of her biography, authored by former Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, was released at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday. The picture shows President Pratibha Patil receiving a copy of the book from Indian Council for Cultural Relations president Karan Singh. Mr. Chawla is also seen. Photo: V.V.Krishnan





N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, speaks during the release of the centenary edition of Mother Teresa's biography, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, speaks during the release of the centenary edition of Mother Teresa's biography, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: V.V. Krishnan



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A nun of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity prays beside the Mother's tomb to mark the centennial of her birth, in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.
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President Pratibha Patil greets members of the Missionaries of Charity at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: V.V.Krishnan

President Pratibha Patil greets members of the Missionaries of Charity at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: V.V.Krishnan



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Patients of the Mother Teresa Home for the Sick and Destitute look on as a portrait of Mother Teresa is seen in the background in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. The Centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa will be celebrated on Aug. 26, 2010.
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Nuns sing hymns during the ceremony to observe the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

 

 

 





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A nun of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity prays beside the Mother's tomb to mark the centennial of her birth, in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.
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Nuns of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity wait to board a special tram car to mark the centennial of her birth, in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.
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Nuns share a lighter moment with an inmate at a home run by the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Nuns share a lighter moment with an inmate at a home run by the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata on Wednesday. Photo: AP




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A nun of the Missionaries of Charity puts a garland around a bust of Mother Teresa, the founder of the order, during celebrations to mark her birth centenary, in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Special feasts to feed the poor, a festival of films on her life and work, the launch of a new train called the Mother Express, and interfaith prayer meetings were among events planned to mark the yearlong anniversary.
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Superior General of Missionaries of Charity Sister Prema (R) with her predecessor Sister Nirmala during the celebrations in Kolkata. Photo: PTI

Superior General of Missionaries of Charity Sister Prema (R) with her predecessor Sister Nirmala during the celebrations in Kolkata. Photo: PTI

 


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A child touches a bust of Mother Teresa during a function to mark the birth centenary of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity, in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Special feasts to feed the poor, a festival of films on her life and work, the launch of a new train called the Mother Express, and interfaith prayer meetings were among events planned to mark the yearlong anniversary.
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Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity pray beside the Mother's tomb to mark the centennial of her birth, in Kolkata. Photo: AP

Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity pray beside the Mother's tomb to mark the centennial of her birth, in Kolkata. Photo: AP

 


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Indian Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee gestures as Head of the Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Prema, left, looks on during the inauguration of a special exhibition train on Mother Teresa, portrait seen, marking her birth centenary in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Hundreds of nuns, bishops and volunteers attended a Mass on Thursday marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa, the selfless nun who dedicated her life to serving the sick and poor in India. The train will travel to different parts of India in next six months.
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Nuns watch celebrations to mark the centennial of the Mother's birth, in Kolkata. Photo: AP

Sisters watch celebrations to mark the centennial of the Mother's birth, in Kolkata. Photo: AP

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An Indian railway worker lights a dia earthenware candle in preparation for flagging off the 'Maharajas' Express', India's first pan-India super luxury train, prior to its departure for Delhi from Kolkata on March 20, 2010. The super luxury train costs some 800 US per night per person...

 

 

Mother saw the divine in the eyes of the poor and the sick, and treated them as the children of God. Photo: K.R. Deepak

Mother saw the divine in the eyes of the poor and the sick, and treated them as the children of God. Photo: K.R. Deepak

 


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An Indian railway worker lights a dia earthenware candle in preparation for flagging off the 'Maharajas' Express', India's first pan-India super luxury train, prior to its departure for Delhi from Kolkata on March 20, 2010. The super luxury train costs some 800 US per night per person...

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Indian Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee gestures as Head of the Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Prema, left, looks on during the inauguration of a special exhibition train on Mother Teresa, portrait seen, marking her birth centenary in Calcutta, India, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. ...

She moved mountains with her faith, inspiring millions to serve their fellow beings. Photo: Special Arrangement

She moved mountains with her faith, inspiring millions to serve their fellow beings. Photo: Special Arrangement

 

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In an attempt to commemorate the occasion supporters tried to have her typical colors, blue and white, displayed on the Empire State Building. Representatives of the building denied the request causing controversy on a day full of celebration and love. See photos of the saintly nun and share your memories of her amazing feats.