A deeply human and moving portrait of a modern-day icon Mother Teresa has symbolized human goodness empathy and charity for decades and continues to do so after her death. But how did Agnes Bojaxhiu a simple girl from an obscure corner of Eastern Europe become such an international and influential figure? This illustrated biography tells the story of her life from being a determined young nun who went out into the streets of Calcutta to care for the diseased and the dying to becoming the voice for the weak and the poor. Her vision led to the founding of the Missionaries of Charity an order with a presence in over 120 countries today. Despite incessant scrutiny and criticism of her ideology methods of care and financing she carried on her work which has touched countless lives around the world and inspired many more.