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THE WEIRS TIMES, Thursday, October 14, 2010

Section of people in attendance at the University of Massachusetts stadium during Mother Teresa’s visit.

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by popes, presidents and nations, her most gratify- ing recognition has come from the poor who are foremost in her concern and affection. Dressed in sandals, a simple garb of blue and white, her smile radiated kindness and won over the throngs of people immediately. Among those in the crowd in the handicapped section was Hao Wang

Lee, who said he was im- prisoned for seven years by the Communists in Vietnam. He said the ex- perience had left him crip- pled and he had come to pray with Mother Teresa for the use of his legs once again and for his wife and children who were still in Vietnam. Several times while she

sat on the raised stage wi th the digni taries, Mother Teresa would un-

expectedly go amongst the handicapped in wheel- chairs in the front rows at the stadium, comforting, caressing and giving each one a blessed medal as a reminder of their being suffering souls. Bob Letasz, National

Director, recounted her asking him to offer each of these special handi- capped persons to one of her Missionaries of Char- ity sisters, who would in

Mother Teresa addresses the crowd at the University of Massachusetts.

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Procession preceding Mother Teresa’s appearance at the University of Massachusetts stadium.

turn pray for a particular individual. It was only a short time later when he received a letter from her with a listing of names of her sisters who would be assigned to one of his handicapped people. He was overwhelmed by her love and sincerity for

the suffering and handi- capped. Mother Teresa praised Americans for their gener- ous financial assistance to fight hunger in Africa, saying, “much food has come to Ethiopia from your country.” She re- See PELLAND on 31

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