TWENTY-years-ago, the tragic death of Princess Diana caused much of the world to reel in grief.
Yet, in just a few more days, the grief of many of these mourners multiplied as the death of another great woman, Mother Theresa, was announced.
Together, these two women, though generations apart, had captured the hearts and minds of millions of people as they sought to improve the lives of others less fortunate.
Born in Macedonia, at 17-years-old Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhui, joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Lareto, an order that did charity work in India.
Mother Teresa worked in the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta and by 1950 had set up her own order, the "Missionaries of Charity", devoted to the sick, disabled and poor.
In 1979, she was the awarded the Noble Peace Prize, "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress", which also constitute a threat to peace.
In 2003, she was beatified by Pope John Paul 11.