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Personal stories by CRS staff who worked alongside Mother Teresa, and reflections by others who share what her witness means for us today. For a full list of videos, see our playlist on YouTube


A Celebration of Joy

CRS President Sean Callahan shares personal stories of working alongside Mother Teresa of Calcutta in India.

"You Get the Trucks, I'll Get the Approvals"

CRS President Sean Callahan recounts the authority Mother Teresa used to accomplish what no one else could.

""We Are Lucky to Do God’s Work"

CRS President Sean Callahan recalls his thoughts on his assignment to Calcutta and beginning his work alongside the Missionaries of Charity.

"Sometimes It Helps to be Mother Teresa"

CRS staff member Jim DeHarpporte recalls Mother Teresa's self-awareness and humor.

"Dear President Reagan: Please Send Food"

CRS staff member Jim DeHarpporte tells a story of how a short note from Mother Teresa cut through bureaucratic red tape keeping relief supplies from reaching hunger victims.

The Poverty of Loneliness

CRS staff member Jim DeHarpporte speaks about the legacy of Mother Teresa and the totality of her mission.

"You'll Have to Wait—Mother's Taking a Call From the President"

CRS staff member Jim DeHarpporte recalls the day Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Serve But Take Nothing in Return"

CRS staff member Pulickal Mathai Jose shares the principles that Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity took to their work.

If You Are Too Busy to Pray, You Are Too Busy

Sr. Ruth Bolarte reflects on how Mother Teresa of Calcutta shows us how prayer is the foundation for a life of solidarity with people in need.

Have Lunch Together

Singer and catechetical speaker ValLimar Jansen reflects on how Mother Teresa of Calcutta inspires us to care for people who are poor.

Kathleen Kahlau: My Personal Encounter

CRS staff member Kathleen Kahlau shares a personal story of her interaction with Mother Teresa of Calcutta.