After meeting Pope John Paul II for the last time, she returned to Calcutta and spent her final weeks receiving visitors and instructing her Sisters.On September 5, Mother Teresa's earthly life came to an end.Hurry up and join our free chat rooms right now and enjoy chat all around the world. Stay Online and Chat With your Pakistani Friends Easily in these Online Chat Room.For urdu chatting with your friends join our urdu chat room and for hindi chatting join our .By 1997, Mother Teresa's Sisters numbered nearly 4,000 members and were established in 610 foundations in 123 countries of the world.In March 1997 she blessed her newly-elected successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity and then made one more trip abroad.
Her father died while she was only eight years old leaving her family in financial straits.
Gonxha's religious formation was assisted by the vibrant Jesuit parish of the Sacred Heart in which she was very involved as a youth. In December of 1929, she departed for her first trip to India, arriving in Calcutta. Mother Teresa's twenty years in Loreto were filled with profound happiness.
Subsequently moved to pursue missionary work, Gonxha left her home in September 1928 at the age of 18 to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known as the Sisters of Loreto, in Ireland. After making her First Profession of Vows in May 1931, Sister Teresa was assigned to the Loreto Entally community in Calcutta and taught at St. Sister Teresa made her Final Profession of Vows, On May 24, 1937, becoming, as she said, the "spouse of Jesus" for "all eternity." From that time on she was called Mother Teresa. Noted for her charity, unselfishness and courage, her capacity for hard work and a natural talent for organization, she lived out her consecration to Jesus, in the midst of her companions, with fidelity and joy.
She was given the honor of a state funeral by the Government of India and her body was buried in the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity.
Her tomb quickly became a place of pilgrimage and prayer for people of all faiths, rich and poor alike.