People, Dec. 24, 1979

Tiny but hardly fragile, she flew tourist class, praying briefly before the jet touched down at Oslo's Fornebu Airport. Dressed as always in blue-trimmed white sari and sandals, with a threadbare wool overcoat her only concession to subfreezing temperatures, Serbian-born Mother Teresa, 69, the "angel of the slums" of Calcutta, arrived to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. At her request, the Nobel committee eschewed the traditional banquet after the presentation and donated the $7,000 that the dinner for 135 would have cost to her Calcutta-based Missionaries of Charity, who will use...

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