Mother Teresa's First Miracle?

All of India, and much of the Catholic world, has been buzzing about the presentation to the Vatican this week of the case of an Indian woman said to be the recipient of Mother Teresa's first miracle--a significant step toward Teresa's canonization. Monica Besra, a mother of five, tells TIME that on Sept. 5, 1998--a year to the day after Teresa died--she was writhing in pain from an abdominal tumor at a home run by the Missionaries of Charity. "There was no way any doctor would have operated on me at that hour," she says. "So the nuns just started praying...

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