St (1515-1582) Spanish mystic who founded an order of nuns 1562. She was subject to fainting fits, during which she saw visions. She wrote The Way to Perfection 1583 and an autobiography, Life of the Mother Teresa of Jesus, 1611. In 1622 she was canonized, and in 1970 was made the first female Doctor of the Church. She was born in Avila.
Born Agnes Bojaxhiu (1910-) Roman Catholic nun. She was born in Skopje, Macedonia, and at 18 entered a Calcutta convent and became a teacher. In 1948 she became an Indian citizen and founded the Missionaries of Charity, an order for men and women based in Calcutta that helps abandoned children and the dying. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1979.