Clue Watch: Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa has already had a slew of clues on Jeopardy! Her very first clue was in a 1/12/1988 match.

PEOPLE ($200) Choosing not to eat in homes of others, Mother Teresa said no to this NYC mayor’s cookies & lemonade.

The following year, she got her first Final Jeopardy! clue in a 9/27/1989 match. Very interesting because now that would have to say “in what is now Macedonia.”

FAMOUS WOMEN: Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910 in what is now Yugoslavia, she became a citizen of India in 1948

Now Mother Teresa is Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Pope Francis canonized her on September 4, 2016 and now she can get a clue in “Saint” categories. Up til now, the Teresa that has shown up in those categories has been Saint Teresa of Avila, with just Saint Teresa being accepted. Most likely, “Mother Teresa” will continue to be accepted as an answer for Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Not everyone is Catholic and, as The Hindu reports, “Even Pope Francis is finding it hard to call Mother Teresa St. Teresa.”

The Catholic Church has a lot of saints named Teresa. They only have one named Theresa and there is also St. Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower). Saint Therese and Mother Teresa both showed up in a category called “THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE NUNS” on 11/30/2011.

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