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.
August 26, 1918: The Birth of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint
The Papal Artifacts Collection has two letters 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. There is also a signed photograph of her and an additional letter donated to Papal Artifacts.
(A third letter to Miss Rita Schreiber was donated to the Collection and also contains the signature of Mother Teresa. It may be found at Papal History/Saints & Blesseds/Mother Teresa.)
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.