Blessed Mother Teresa: stories never told before...

2012-09-04 Vatican Radio

Wednesday 5th of September marks fifteen years since the death of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

To mark this occasion Veronica Scarisbrick brings you an interview with someone who personally knew her. He's Monsignor Leo Maasburg who recently wrote a book drawn from the years spent with her as spiritual advisor. The title of the book is 'Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a Personal Portrait: 50 inspiring stories never told before" and is published by Ignatius Press.

The stories Monsignor Maasburg , who's currently National Director of the Pontifical Missionary Societies in Austria, recounts, date back to his years as a young priest and shed light on some of the lesser known aspects of Mother Teresa, including her travels from India to Rome, from Moscow to Cuba, to New York.

"...for Mother Teresa the poorest of the poor were not only the people in Calcutta..find them in your own family , love them and put your love for God into a living action for them.... I believe she has told us a lot about what Christ meant when he said: 'love one another as I have loved you'..."