SEEKER OF SOULS

SHE WAS BELOVED AS HELPER TO THE LOWEST OF THE LOW. BUT SHE PROTESTED THAT SHE COULD DO NO LESS--SINCE SHE SAW HER GOD IN EACH OF THEM

Souls in search of final blessing often came to the temple of a powerful Hindu goddess in Calcutta. But nearby, many discovered another source of solace: a small woman, wrinkled and bent, a willing companion to the dying. She tenderly cared for the abandoned and the sick, washing their wounds, soothing their sores, preparing them for death. "They must feel wanted, loved," Mother Teresa said. "They are Jesus for me."

Only physically did Mother Teresa's heart fail her, subjecting her to years of illness that finally led to her death last week at age 87. She had always been adamant about...

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