The world was already in a state of shock and disbelief following the death of Princess Diana's Death, when news came of the death of Mother Teresa. There had been news of her ailing health, but she had just recently been in the spotlight. One of her last public acts was to send official condolences on the death of Princess Diana, and then only a few days later, news--Mother Teresa had passed on, quietly in her sleep.
Mother Teresa founded the Missionary of Charities in Calcutta at the young age of 18, and dedicated her life working for the poor in India and elsewhere. Good works and deeds often may go unnoticed, but eventually Mother Teresa's works were recognized in one of the highest honors by receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Her name has become synonymous with good deeds. Pope John Paul II called her a luminous example of humanity for her care of the desperate and the downtrodden.
Now a world already grieving from the loss of a Princess had more grief, this time from the loss of a Saint.
The reaction to her death was similar. The outpouring of love and compassion, as mourners lined up and stood for hours to view her remains lying in state. The country of India even honored her by giving her a State's funeral, but the world was left in a state of grief and mourning, having lost two humanitarians so close together.
I have included quotes from Mother Teresa herself on this page. Her words speak more elloquently than any others I could find or write about her.
Do not think that love, in order
to be genuine, one has to be extraordinary.
How does a lamp burn? Through
the continuous input of small drops of oil.
What are these drops of oil in
These are the true drops of love.
Then there is no hurt, but only more love.
We must continue to remember that "The flame of love is indestructible. "
The Healing Spirit
These words of Mother Teresa's are truly inspirational to me. I often wonder if this website has been my answer to healing a call. From the many responses that I have gotten from visitors, they may think this is my calling.
There is a light in this world.
Creating Flames & Answering
We hope that Journey of Hearts A Healing Place in CyberSpace, inspired in part by two humanitarians will create another flame and allow people to heal. Once healed they can then reach out to others less fortunate and create other flames. We also hope that people will emerge from their suffeing to answer their call in extraordinary ways.