Mother Teresa

In January 1929, the young nun who would become Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta. It was the start of a journey which would see her set up her own religious order to serve the poor, win the Nobel Peace Prize, and become a saintly figure for Catholics and non-Catholics around the world. Lucy Burns speaks to Mary Johnson, who was a member of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity for 20 years.

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