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Mother Teresa of Calcutta: conversation with her spiritual advisor

Mother Teresa of Calcutta  - RV

Mother Teresa of Calcutta - RV

15/03/2016 10:53

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday announced  Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta would be canonised on the 4th of September 2016. He did so during a public 'Consistory'  giving his approval for the canonisation of other four new saints.

To find out more about this Saint to be Veronica Scarisbrick brings you an interview with someone who personally knew her. He's Monsignor Leo Maasburg who spent many years with her as spiritual advisor, later writing  a book drawn from his personal experience of the time. The title of the book is:  'Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a Personal Portrait: 50 inspiring stories never told before" and is published by Ignatius Press.

Listen to Monsignor Leo Maasburg in an interview with Veronica Scarisbrick:

 

The stories Monsignor Maasburg recounts, shed light on some of the lesser known aspects of Mother Teresa: "...for Mother Teresa the poorest of the poor were not only the people in Calcutta..find them in your own family, love them and put your love for God into a living action for them.... I believe she has told us a lot about what Christ meant when he said: 'love one another as I have loved you'..."

15/03/2016 10:53