Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Memories of photographing a Saint

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” Mother Teresa

I was assigned to photograph Mother Teresa who was visiting her Mission Sisters of Charity in The Bronx in 1995. She was blessing everyone in her path with her hand outstretched and touching heads. While I was photographing her she reached out and touched my head while saying a prayer she had been repeating. As she headed to her car a little girl from the neighborhood stood outside her seat and Mother Teresa reached out to bless her--the girl smiled at me, a day I'm sure she will never forget.

And now Mother Teresa has been granted sainthood and I honor the moment with sharing these two photos I photographed.

Mother Teresa in front of her Bronx Mission 1995

Mother Teresa blesses a little neighborhood girl before leaving her mission in The Bronx 1995

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