One hundred years to the day after Mother Teresa was born, Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula — where the famed humanitarian once spoke — held a Mass in her honor Thursday. About 150 students and teachers from the college, along with a small number of parishioners from around the county, attended the event. The Rev. Cornelius Buckley, a Jesuit priest, offered Mass and praised Mother Teresa for transforming her love for Jesus Christ into help for the sick and dying. He urged his listeners to see the caregiver, who died in l997, as a “spiritual guide.” He quoted from a commencement speech that Mother Teresa gave to the graduating class at Thomas Aquinas in l982, in which she told students that “the fruit of faith is always love. And the fruit of love is action.”
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