Homeless street children gathered around Mother Teresa while the 78-year-old nun addressed an estimated 2,000 well-wishers at Louis Botha Airport in Durban, South Africa, Saturday.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner came to South Africa to establish a charity mission in Khayelitsha, a black township on the outskirts of Cape Town.Mother Teresa blessed the crowd and called on them to love one another and to begin by loving their own families.

The nun founded the Missionaries of Charity order in 1950 and became known as the Saint of Calcutta for her work with the poor in that Indian city. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and has traveled widely since to establish 384 missions in 84 countries.