Thousands of people have been paying homage to Mother Teresa on the tenth anniversary of her death. Mass crowds gathered at the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, previously known as Calcutta. Superior General, Sister Nirmala, said followers wanted to give thanks for the selfless life of the “Saint of Gutters”, who died at the age of 87. “Let us pray to Mother that she may inspire all of us and obtain for us also the grace that we also may make our lives something beautiful for God by using it and loving him and loving his children, especially the poor, the neglected,” she said.
She made Kolkata her home and opened several homes, including one for those who were old and dying and the other for destitute children. The hundreds of people who have visited her humble dwellings suggests her appeal has not diminished; even if a collection of her letters published this week reveal Mother Teresa sometimes doubted God and tormented about her faith.