The world was shocked as just five days after Princess Diana was killed, Mother Teresa died this day, September 5, 1997.
The daughter of an Albanian grocer, she joined an order at age 18 and began working in the slums of Calcutta. She started the Missionaries of Charity, caring for the blind, aged, lepers, crippled, and the dying.
A Nobel Prize recipient, 83-year-old Mother Teresa spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 1994, which was attended by over 3,000 individuals, including the President and Mrs. Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore.
Mother Teresa stated:
“I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself, and if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?…Please don’t kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child.”
From: The American Minute