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MOTHER TERESA REVEALS THE SECRET OF LIFE TO PEOPLE IN PAKISTAN

Updated: November 04, 1991 05:00 PM GMT
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"In this beautiful city of Karachi no man or woman should feel unwanted, no one must die in loneliness or without loved ones present," said Missionary of Charity Mother Teresa.

Wearing a blue bordered "sari" (Indian dress), Mother Teresa revealed the secret of her life: "To make it easy for us to love, God says that ´whatever you do for the least of my brethren, you do for me.´"

"I have no gold or silver to offer you, but I give you my sisters. If you see someone dying on the streets, bring them to my sisters for care," said Mother Teresa at St. Patrick´s Cathedral on Oct. 27.

The poor, said the foundress of the Missionaries of Charity, are Jesus in disguise, and it is Jesus we serve in caring for the destitute and those dying of leprosy.

She called for love in families and said that those families that pray together, stay together. She urged Catholics to keep saying the family rosary.

Cardinal Joseph Cordeiro of Karachi called on those gathered there to "be a Mother Teresa, and then I can assure you that we will change this world."

The cardinal asked the people why they had come. If to satisfy curiosity, it was sad. He said that God has chosen Mother Teresa to do great things for the world.

In Lahore, Mother Teresa opened a new house for the Missionaries of Charity called "Home of Love." Insar Burney, who works for the rights of the prisoners in Pakistan, highlighted the charity work done by the sisters.

Talking to Lahore clergy, Mother Teresa said: "We are thankful to God for the gift of consecration. We are fortunate to be able to meet Christ every day in the Eucharist."

She said she has found great encouragement while working among the poor who are dear to God. "We can fulfill the commandment of love by loving the needy, oppressed and poorest of the poor."

She spoke to the 112 minor seminarians, including Capuchin and Franciscan students of St. Mary´s Minor Seminary in Lahore. "You are going to be the consecrated people of God in the future. Do not waste the precious time that is given to you. Learn how to love and show concern for the needy."

Replying to questions from students, she said she opted to work among the poor for the simple reason of "love of God."

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