Mother Teresa of Calcutta
The Co-Worker Newsletter
Mary, mother of Jesus, be a Mother to each of us, that we, like you, may be pure in heart; that we, like you, love Jesus; that we, like you, serve the poorest, for we are all poor. Amen.
The Papal Artifacts’ Collection is primarily dedicated to artifacts connected to the papacy. Individual popes, their biographies and multiple items belonging to them, including first and second class relics, make up the majority of this Collection. But that isn’t all it is.
Father Kunst has a deep devotion to the saints as can be readily seen in viewing the Saints & Blesseds section of this site. We invite you to visit Papal History/Saints & Blesseds to view the many canonized and beatified men and women who make up this section of the Collection.
St. Mother Teresa is one of them.
The Letters of Mother Teresa to Richard Kunst
1990 & 1995
These two letters were written by Mother Teresa to Father Richard Kunst. One chides him for asking for her autograph, but she still signs the letter. The other is in answer to a request for prayers during a time of discernment regarding his vocation. She offers both her promise of prayers and her advice.
The Collection also has a signed photograph of her and an additional letter donated to Papal Artifacts.
Recently Father Kunst was given First & Second Class Relics of the Saint from the retired bishop of San Diego, Robert Brom, now deceased. They are also shown below.
But above all be convinced of Jesus’ tender love for you in and through this present situation and no matter what its outcome is, listen to Jesus speak in your heart. — Words of Mother Teresa addressed to Richard Kunst. These words became the inspiration for the new stain glass window in the Curator’s present parish. (Window shown below.)