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By Maura Roan McKeegan, Catholic Exchange, April 4, 2022

Maura Roan McKeegan is the author of several children’s books, including the award-winning The End of the Fiery Sword: Adam & Eve and Jesus & Mary; Into the Sea, Out of the Tomb: Jonah and Jesus; and St. Conrad and the Wildfire. …

In 1996, when Mother Teresa’s health was deteriorating, she was often in the hospital. One of the priests who attended to her said that she always wanted to have the Blessed Sacrament in the room with her, and she was given that grace.

In the book Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, the same priest tells the story of a time when Mother went into heart failure, and a tube was inserted down her throat to help her breathe and to relieve the pressure on her heart. When at last the time came for the tube to be removed, the doctor—who was not Christian—had an unusual request for the priest. …