Remembering a saint

"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

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