Gonxha Bojaxhiu -Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa (Skopje, – Calcutta, India, 5 septemvri1997) was a Catholic nun and the sacred person of the Catholic world. Born in Skopje, in a house located where Macedonia Square and the statue of Alexander the Great in Skopje are, on 26 of August 1910 under the name Agneza Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She grew up in a wealthy Catholic family with Albanian background. At the age of nine her father died suddenly and at the age of 12, she decided to live as a nun. Since that moment she spent the entire life helping the poor in different parts of the world. In 1979 she got the Nobel Peace Prize.
Mother Teresa memorial house
In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of her birth in the presence of a large number of foreign and domestic visitors in January 2009, was promoted Memorial house of Mother Teresa. The realization of this project the Republic of Macedonia has made a significant contribution in fostering universal human values that are advocated Mother Teresa. This important building, has become an integral part of the tourism map of the Republic of Macedonia. About 20,000 domestic and foreign visitors per year are coming to Skopje to visit this house
Mother Teresa memorial house in Skopje is located on Macedonia Street in the center of the city between the Old Railway Station (the city museum of Skopje) and Macedonia square. This is the place where the old Catholic Church was before the earthquake in 1963. It was the place where Gonxha was baptized as a baby and where she used to sing in the church quire as a girl. This place had a great importance and influence on developing of the character of young Gonxha and to her desire to help the poor people. The place where the house represents a symbolic bridge that connects little Gonxha to one of the greatest humanitarian of the world, Mother Teresa.