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Notes from the Archives: Mother Teresa

Jessica J. Boyer, Ph.D., C'16

Mother Teresa speaks on campus

St. Teresa of Calcutta, commonly known as Mother Teresa, visited the Mount not once but twice. She visited in October 1975 and returned in December 1995.

mother-teresa-photo.jpgOur Mother Teresa Collection in the Mount Archives includes photographs and articles about her two historic visits. Included in the collection is this photo from 1975 of Mother Teresa speaking in front of the Seminary with Rev. Harry Flynn, S’60. At that time, Flynn served as rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. He would go on to serve as bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette and archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

During this 1975 visit, Mother Teresa told the seminarians that “I am very happy to be here because I know that after I go back this will become like a powerhouse of prayer for us, that we may not spoil God’s work, the work that has been as a gift of God, that has been entrusted to the Missionaries of Charity to be a witness of love and compassion, of Christ in the world.”

Like Blessed Stanley Rother and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Teresa of Calcutta reminds us of the holiness of Mary’s Mountain. Explore more of our digitized Mother Teresa collection at this link:

Jessica J. Boyer, Ph.D., C'16