Teresa[tə rē′sə, -zə]
a feminine name
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- 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 Teresa of Ávila
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, Mother 1910-1997.
Albanian-born Indian nun. Dedicated to relieving the suffering of India's desperately poor and dying people, she founded a Roman Catholic congregation of sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, in 1950. She won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
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See Saint Theresa.