Teresa[tə rē′sə, -zə]
a feminine name
- Teresa, Mother (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) 1910-97; Rom. Catholic missionary in India, born in Skopje, Albania (now in the country Macedonia)
- Teresa, Saint (1515-82); Sp. Carmelite nun: her day is Oct. 12called
, Mother. Originally Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. 1910–1997.
Albanian-born Indian nun noted for her charity work among India's poor. In 1950 she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of sisters. She won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
photographed in 1993
See Saint Theresa.