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Mother Teresa Inspires Still

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Dear Friend,

Monsignor Andrew Landi, who served with CRS for over 35 years, is greeted by Mother Teresa and her charges at one of her welfare centers in Calcutta. Photo by CRS Staff

Monsignor Andrew Landi, who served with CRS for over 35 years, is greeted by Mother Teresa and the children of one of her welfare centers in Calcutta. Photo by CRS Staff

In the 1950s, Monsignor Alfred Schneider, who was director of Catholic Relief Services’ work in India, kept hearing about a nun working in the slums of Calcutta. Father Al, as he was known, was curious about this woman, who was also helping the poor.

One day, while visiting makeshift schools CRS supported there, he noticed children gathered around a nun, chatting cheerfully.

“I went over to find out who she was, and when she looked at me I knew. This had to be Mother Teresa,” Father Al wrote in his memoir My Brother’s Keeper. “Christ was in her face—in her shining eyes, in the lines of patience and laughter around her mouth, in the ineffable glow of love which surrounded her.”

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