MOTHER TERESA OF Calcutta received an international peace award last week in recognition for her "sleepless service to humanity".
The Nobel laureate and founder of the Missionaries of Charity, received the "U Thant Peace Award" in a ceremony held at San Gregorio, the Missionaries' mother house in Rome, last week.
Named after a former secretary-general of the United Nations, the prize honours distinguished achievement in promoting world peace.
International peace ambassador Sri Chimnoy presented thethe award to Mother Teresa. Previous recipients of the prize include James P Grant, executive director of UNICEF.