Mother Teresa was born in Skopje in the year 1910, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia.
Much is not known about Mother Teresa youth besides the fact that she wanted to become a nun.
After a few months of training Mother Teresa was given permission to travel to India where she took her formal religious vows in 1931 and chose to be named after St Therese of Lisieux.
Mother Teresa experienced two particularly traumatic periods in Calcutta. one event that took place in 1943 and the other in 1946 which led to her leaving the convent to live full-time with the poor in 1948.