Mother Teresa - Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Within the EICS Division, our patron Saint is Mother Teresa, who is also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. In 1950, St. Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation which had over 4,500 sisters and was active in 153 countries. The congregation manages homes for people dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family-counselling programmes; orphanages, and schools. Members, who take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, also profess a fourth vow: to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor.