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Mother Teresa was born on August 27th, 1910, in Yugoslavia. Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Her parents' names were Nikolle and Dranafille Bojaxhiu. Agnes went to a Roman Catholic Elementary School. Then when she was twelve she met a priest who talked about missionary work. After Agnes learned about missionaries, she did what the priest said and waited for God to tell her what to do. She then decided to train to be a missionary. She chose India for her location. When she was eighteen she moved out and joined the Sisters of Loreta. It was an Irish community of nuns. Her mission was in Calcutta. Later in 1928 she took her vows as a nun. Then in 1930 she was given the name Teresa.