This is the rare picture of Mother Teresa at the age of 18.
1. This beautiful young lady is none other than our very own Mother Teresa at the age of 18.
2. Mother Teresa's Rare Image as Young Woman.
3. Mother Teresa in her youth | History in photos.
Hoax or Fact:
A picture that went viral on social media sites claims to show young Mother Teresa when she was 18 years old. Many viewers actually believed the picture of young and beautiful lady could be Mother Teresa, but no, it is not a fact.
The picture circulating online for sometime is not Mother Teresa at the age of 18, it actually shows an American resident Tran Anh Phuong of Vietnamese heritage who died in Virginia back in 2008. Her obituary on website childrenvietnam.org included the below quote from Mother Teresa, which might have led to the confusion that the picture shows Mother Teresa when she was young.
“God’s Gift to you is the Gift of Life. What you do with your Life is your Gift to God.” – Mother Teresa
When she was 18 years old, Mother Teresa left her home in Macedonia, Ottoman Empire to join a community of Irish nuns, the Sisters of Loretto, where she was to learn English with a view to becoming a missionary in India. The last picture in Image Gallery shows young Mother Teresa pictured as a member of the Sisters of Loretto.