IMPACT OF MOTHER TERESA - A SAINT OF OUR LIFETIME
It was a great opportunity, privilege and a golden once in a lifetime chance to visit the Shrine and Tomb of Mother Teresa in Kolkata on the 7th of February 2016.
As soon as l walked in the modest room where Mother Teresa's tomb is enshrined, a shudder suddenly ran through my spine immediately giving me goose bumps. I bowed down and closed my eyes to say a prayer and pay my respects momentarily. Then, when I lifted my head up and opened my eyes, I saw everyone around me in tears and when l touched my own face I found that l was in tears too. Such is the impact of great Mother Teresa's radiance around those who come to visit her shrine in Kolkata. The awe, adoration and admiration was clearly visible on the faces of all those who silently stood and prayed around her tomb.
Although my visit to her tomb and a tour around the shrine lasted only a short while, it was a humbling experience and a great privilege. I will remember and cherish these moments for a long time to come.
Oh! What a joy to the people of the City of Joy and to all the rest around the world to know that Mother Teresa is declared a Saint today by Pope Francis - a Pope of our lifetime.