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Models of Faith: Mother Teresa

When it was announced that Mother Teresa would be made a saint, it is not unfair to say that such a declaration was, in a word, anticlimactic. Her fans didn’t require the formal announcement: In the hearts of millions, she was already a saint. She's a full year into her sainthood, and love for her has not waned.
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The Mother Teresa We Knew

Mother Teresa of Calcutta strips you and me of every excuse to do nothing to help the hungry, the sick, the lonely, the unloved, the rejected, the hurting, the confused, the imprisoned. Over and over again the tiny woman, who will be officially proclaimed a saint on September 4, asks us not to praise her but to join her; to remember that slums, homes for the dying, and prisons are not the only places where mercy, love, and attention are needed. Her canonization will take place one day before the 19th anniversary of her death, in 1997 at age 87.
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