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Like everyone else I, too, had heard of Mother Teresa but never met her till the very end of her life.
I wonder why. Some things have no explanation.
The Indian cricket team won the Prudential Cup in 1983. It was a great victory.
I was married to Romi, a Pakistani, and leading a life of fulfilment.
But the happiness of having a child eluded us. Even 14 years after marriage, we remained childless.
We were written about in newspapers, and we appeared happy.
But no one saw one aspect of our life that had created a vacuum.
In 1995, we visited Kolkata for some work.
It was then that a friend of mine took us to meet Mother Teresa.
The friend introduced us to Mother. She appeared frail.
Despite her health issues, the meeting made us very happy.
Our friend informed Mother about the unhappiness in our life.
She blessed us and then said, “Do not worry, God is kind.”
I felt as if she would allow us to adopt a child from one of her orphanages.
She spoke in such a peaceful manner and kept saying that God would look into the matter.
I felt at peace.
Months passed and I forgot about the visit.
Suddenly, one day the same friend from Kolkata called.
She said that Mother had inquired about Romi.
I was happy because by then Romi was five months pregnant.
We had not informed Mother about her pregnancy.
I realised then that Mother must have inquired about Romi because she had knowledge of Romi’s pregnancy.
A growing feeling inside told me that the pregnancy was occasioned by Mother’s blessings.
It was a unique and spiritual experience.
Our daughter was born a few months after that.
I did not return to see Mother after her birth, but I always tell my friends that Mother knew all along of Romi’s pregnancy.
Mother passed away a year later in 1997.
I am thankful that I got an opportunity to meet Mother and be blessed by her.
My daughter, Amiya, is a gift from Mother Teresa.
(Kapil Dev was captain of the Indian cricket team that won the World Cup in 1983)

 

 

One of our sons passed away due to complications of AIDS in 1993. He was an actor. We cared for him at home when he could no longer care for himself. Shortly after his death, I was in San Francisco with one of our daughters. We passed by my mothers former home where she was born and raised. Some Missionary of Charity Sisters were standing outside. We wondered why they were there. I had not been by this home in at least 40 years. We learned that this home had been given to the Missionary of Charity Sisters to care for dying AIDS patients. I was able to go there every six weeks or so and just sit with some of these men who had no one. One of them asked me to write to his mother as she had no idea where he was. I did so and as a result, she came and was with him when he died. So Mother Teresa came into my life in an extraordinary way and I will be forever grateful. My grandfather was a baker and the bakery was on the ground floor. One of the Sisters told me that since my grandfather was a baker, it was a House of Bread and it was a House of Bread again as they brought Jesus to the suffering men.

 

 

I had the privileged of meeting Mother Teresa in 1996 in the Mother House at Calcutta and somehow felt deeply for her works and way of life. I am writing about some things that I may say could have been miracles to me, my family and friends after praying for the intercession of Mother Teresa. I prayed the novena with the hope that Mother Teresa would intercede on my requests. The following were some of the incidents and the guidance I believed that without Mother Teresa’s intercession would not have been possible:
1. I was able to finish a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix while doing a double job. Moreover, I am most grateful for my overall well being in life living in a distant country without any immediate family.
2. My brother survived a heart attack and is doing well and another brother with a kidney problem and is also doing well. Furthermore, the good fortune of another brother who was able to overcome his numerous problems in health and work environment. As a whole for guiding my family and friends that I have always prayed for.
3. Likewise, even if my friend Myrna succumbed to cancer, she was able to receive the last sacrament and had the best care to her death. The same is true with Ken Butler who was able to have a happy extended life for more than a year.
4. Am most thankful for the good health of Snowball, Che che and other pets.
5. Another thing is the continuous intercession of Mother Teresa for the health of Sara Lou Bramblett. Sally, as she is fondly called is 83years old who is suffering from Parkinson and dementia. Dr. Hema Nathan was amazed in January 2010 to find out that she did not have any more kidney stones as expected. I desperately prayed the novena to Mother Teresa for her intercession in Sally’s behalf. I believe Sally’s survival and current condition is a miracle. The kidney stones were gone. It has been more than a year now and she is doing well. Everybody would say that she is doing better now than she was before her hospitalization. Likewise, her husband is doing well despite his many health problems too. He is 86 years old and walks every night as an exercise.

I am writing this so to inform that Mother Teresa intercessions are miracles worth mentioning.
Thank you and God bless us all.

 

 

I had the privileged of meeting Mother Teresa in 1996 in the Mother House at Calcutta and somehow felt deeply for her works and way of life. I am writing about some things that I may say could have been miracles to me, my family and friends after praying for the intercession of Mother Teresa. I prayed the novena with the hope that Mother Teresa would intercede on my requests. The following were some of the incidents and the guidance I believed that without Mother Teresa’s intercession would not have been possible:
1. I was able to finish a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix while doing a double job. Moreover, I am most grateful for my overall well being in life living in a distant country without any immediate family.
2. My brother survived a heart attack and is doing well and another brother with a kidney problem and is also doing well. Furthermore, the good fortune of another brother who was able to overcome his numerous problems in health and work environment. As a whole for guiding my family and friends that I have always prayed for.
3. Likewise, even if my friend Myrna succumbed to cancer, she was able to receive the last sacrament and had the best care to her death. The same is true with Ken Butler who was able to have a happy extended life for more than a year.
4. Am most thankful for the good health of Snowball, Che che and other pets.
5. Another thing is the continuous intercession of Mother Teresa for the health of Sara Lou Bramblett. Sally, as she is fondly called is 83years old who is suffering from Parkinson and dementia. Dr. Hema Nathan was amazed in January 2010 to find out that she did not have any more kidney stones as expected. I desperately prayed the novena to Mother Teresa for her intercession in Sally’s behalf. I believe Sally’s survival and current condition is a miracle. The kidney stones were gone. It has been more than a year now and she is doing well. Everybody would say that she is doing better now than she was before her hospitalization. Likewise, her husband is doing well despite his many health problems too. He is 86 years old and walks every night as an exercise.

I am writing this so to inform that Mother Teresa intercessions are miracles worth mentioning.
Thank you and God bless us all.

 

 

A Couple of years ago I wrote and asked for a relic of Mother Teresa which you so kindly sent me. I have never met Mother Teresa but I feel as though she and I are very close. Twice, she came to me in dreams (after her death) and it is because of those dreams that I continue to visit the sick and to pray with them and give them Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Every once in awhile, I use the holy card with Mother Teresa's relic to pray over patients. One patient, in particular, has been so moved and touched by being prayed over with Mother Teresa's relic. ... , I was reading the testimonies on Mother Teresa Center's website and couldn't help but be brought to tears over the many beautiful testimonies of how Mother Teresa touched so many people's lives. I was especially interested in those testimonies where Mother Teresa came to people in their dreams, just as she had to me. I have such great love for Mother Teresa and just reading about her or thinking of her brings me to tears and makes me just want to bring comfort and love to others, especially those who are sick, dying and alone.

 

 

5th September

Today is a special day, if I do not get wrong we remember when Mother Teresa started his journey to Haven.
Now she lives with Jesus, Mary and all the Saint, and I am sure she is awaiting for all of us.

I am living closed to Milan and about 20 years ago I got the chance to met in the place where I worked Mother Teresa.
She was in the helicopter ready to leave for MXP or Linate Airport, after a visit she spent to some sisters of her own order in Baggio (a place close to Milan).
The security tried to stop people coming close to Mother Teresa, but she asked to let people met her.
It had been a very emotional moment, a moment I will never forget. I got the opportunity to kiss her hand and I received her blessing.
What I fixed in my memory were her eyes, I am sure that in every instants she could see/fill/breath God and His Splendour.

Before asking for your prayers and your kind support, because of this special day, I wanted to share with you this experience.

This is nor the first neither the last time I am calling for your help.
I noticed that each time I write to you I feel a little better.

 

 

I was blessed to have met Mother Teresa while I was a stewardess with Pan Am Airways on a flight in 1980. While raised in a nominal Catholic home, at the time I was not practicing my faith nor living in a way that would have pleased Our Lord. While very brief, this encounter with her was profound and I was so touched by her humility and faith that it changed my life. I handed her a cup of coffee and she said, “You are so kind.” I was so dumbfounded and humbled, realizing that my one small act (which was my job) was nothing – especially coming from someone so obviously holy. Fortunately, the purser who had allowed me to serve her, responded immediately by countering with, “No, Mother, you are the one who is kind.” I happened to be reading one of her books at the time and by the end of the year, returned to the Church. My faith journey has been slow at times, and I must confess that I did not always practiced all that the Church teaches. But as I have gotten older, I have come to see and experience the wisdom of the Magisterium and Church teachings, the abundant grace available through the sacraments, and the timeless beauty of our life of faith through the Church.

I now attempt to share these blessings by facilitating several Bible studies at our Church and teaching a Confirmation class. I love to learn about our faith and share it with others in the hopes that they will not be as poorly catechized as I was, but instead to understand and so hold fast to the many blessings and graces that Jesus wants to pour out to them through the Catholic Church.

....There have been many times in my life that I wish I could relive that brief encounter I had with her. I would have so much to ask her, so much to thank her for, so much to draw inspiration from. I wish I could have just sat in her presence a little longer. ...
. I would love to become as faith filled and humble as she – and to become the ‘kind’ person that she said I was. I ask this with the realization that I can become these things simply through God’s grace and participation in the life of the Church. And I can certainly pray for Mother’s intercession

 

 

I've never really been interested in Mother Teresa, except that her charity seemed to me very nice. But I had a dream, that I send you as an attachment with the title "My Testimony", which has left in me a deep feeling of truth. I was recently at the veneration of the relics of Mother Teresa at the Chapelle St Louis de la Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris and I felt the same emotion as when we "met" in my dream. I testify fervently to the abundance of graces that this good Mother sends to the earth, her beauty and her eagerness to do good with love. Since then, I am touched by her enthusiasm and her work and I desire to know her better until the day I go to be with her.
Laurence

My testimony:

I am still full of the dream I had on the night of June 18, 2010, towards the morning. Saint Joseph Benedict greeted me, all in white, wearing a long robe until his feet. His face was radiant with happiness and he took me with him through various buildings. There he showed me all the good that the Saints are doing on earth for the benefit of the poorest and those who suffer in body and in spirit. He explained that the suffering and sacrifices endured during our lives and freely offered to Jesus, later allow us in heaven, to acquire the power to support those who suffer on earth. Such is the communion of saints. I felt surrounded by love in the places I passed through. I saw many happy Saints, distributing divine graces on earth with a cheerfulness they did not have in their lifetime. Their joy was palpable. I noticed Sister Teresa of Calcutta so happy to distribute the Lord's graces that her smile is still imprinted in my heart. All those smiles of the Saints! What joy in heaven doing good!

St. Benedict Joseph was so cheerful and happy in showing me all the good sent to earth; I realized that without the action of God and the Saints, evil, so strong on earth, would triumph. But this whole army of love watches over our Good!

I also understand the meaning of the Beatitudes: Yes, it is a great Good to suffer on earth, because all the influence of love that we can have in heaven is that which we have accumulated through our efforts to accept suffering and pain, in a word: our cross on earth. Oh, how I wish to bless the world later. Lord, I am willing to suffer with all my heart on the earth to serve You and glorify You in Heaven!

When the moment arrived to leave Heaven to wake up, Benedict Joseph clasped me in a friendly way in his arms and said: "When will you be here with us? Hurry up, we are expecting you soon! " I replied that I was very eager to come." And I woke up.

 

 

 

I am a Roman Catholic living in the United States. I had the privilege of hearing Mother Teresa speak in Washington DC about 20 years ago. Her call to "do ordinary things with extraordinary love" has stayed me. Although I often fail in this effort it is what I strive for on my path to holiness.

 

 

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