Awards

Mother Teresa received numerous awards including:

  • 1962 Magsaysay Foundation Award.
  • 1962 Padma Shri
  • 1971 Pope John XXIII Peace Prize.
  • 1971 Kennedy International Humanitarian Award.
  • 1971 Prize of the Good Samaritan, Boston
  • 1972 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
  • 1972 Angel of Charity Award
  • 1973 The first Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
  • 1975 The first Albert Schweitzer International Peace Prize.
  • 1977 Honorary Doctorate from Cambridge University.
  • 1978 Honorary Order of the British Empire.
  • 1979 The Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 1980 The Bharat Ratna. (India's highest civilian award).
  • 1983 Honorary Order of Merit.
  • 1983 Mountbatten and World Humanities Award.
  • 1985 Presidential Medal of Freedom, USA
  • 1992 Bharat Ki Suputri (Great Daughter of India) title
  • 1993 Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award
  • 1994 Albania's Golden Honour of the Nation
  • 1996 Honorary citizenship of USA.
  • 1997 Congressional Gold Medal, USA
Mother Teresa receiving Nobel Prize


Bharat Ratna Award


Honarary Doctrates

  • University of San Diego
  • Harvard University
  • Madras University
  • Viswa-Bharati
  • Cambridge University
  • The Catholic University
Mother Teresa