Thursday, August 26, 2010

Russia Establishing Center Dedicated to Mother Teresa


Now, this is interesting. The Russian news agency Pravda has announced that a center is being established in Borovsk in the Kaluga region of Russia honoring Mother Teresa.  It's not entirely clear from the article what the center will entail, but it does say that it will be divided into 52 ethnic areas showing the customs and traditions of different countries.

What was most interesting to me was the following paragraph from the article:
She cared especially for those who were often treated as outsiders in their own communities - the starving, the crippled, the impoverished, the diseased and the dying, from the old woman with a brain tumor in Calcutta to the young man with AIDS in New York City. Her special focus was the care of mothers and their children. This included mothers who felt pressured to sacrifice their unborn children by want, neglect, despair, and philosophies and government policies that promote the dehumanization of inconvenient human life.
For those of us who grew up during the Cold War era, this is astonishing language coming from Pravda which had been the mouthpiece for the Communist government.  Maybe this would qualify as the miracle needed for Mother Teresa's canonization?

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