Teresa Definition

tə-rēsə, -zə, -rā-
proper name
(born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) 1910-97; Rom. Catholic missionary in India, born in Skopje, Albania (now in North Macedonia)
Webster's New World
(1515-82); Sp. Carmelite nun: her day is Oct. 12
Webster's New World
other
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.
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