Mother Teresa Congressional Gold Medal
In 1997, Congress honored Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who was born in Albania in 1910. She became a nun and later, when she was 38, moved to India to live with the poorest people in Calcutta. Part of her work was to teach them how to wash and how to read and write in their own language, Bengali. Congress honored Mother Teresa for her ‘outstanding and enduring contributions through humanitarian and charitable activities.’
The bronze medal pictured is a duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal.