"Her greatness lies in her ability to give without counting the cost, to give ‘until it hurts.’ Her life was a radical living and a bold proclamation of the Gospel."
— Pope St. John Paul II
"She was totally present to each person before her."
— Jeanette Petrie, documentary filmmaker
"I’m not sure how much sleep she got, but I saw that she was recharged by her spiritual life. The Eucharist was central to her."
— Michael Collopy, photographer who knew Mother Teresa for 15 years
"She did all the things Jesus called us to do in Matthew 25 [“I was hungry, you gave me to eat …]. She believed it and lived it."
— Father George Vaniyepurackal
"We all knew we were in the presence of a saint. She was a great model of sanctity."
— Michael Collopy
"One time she took my hand and said, ‘As long as you did it to these, the least of my brethren, you did it to me’ [Mt 25:40]; touching each finger a word at a time when she said you-did-it-to-these.’ "
— Marie Constantin, photographer