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Mother Teresa wanted to take as her patron Saint Therese of Lisieux but that name was already taken by another sister of Loreto. She chose to use the Spanish spelling of the name instead - Teresa.

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Q: Did Mother Teresa get her name from Saint Teresa of Avila?
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