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PAGE 2B THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 11, 1982 Photos by Jon LeMay With Pete Majors Studio 663-9375 Dear Friends: Bishop's Office 2415 N. Tyler Little Rock, Ark. Mother Teresa of Calcutta will visit Little Rock on June 2nd and 3rd. You and your family are invited to participate in a prayer service at Ray Winder Field, 2:00 P.M., Thursday, June 3rd. I attended a graduation recently. The speaker said, "Close your eyes and picture where you will be five years from now." About fifty years ago, a humble peasant girl in Yugoslavia closed her eyes and said, "I want to love all the poor of the world personally." Her name is Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa went to India where some people are so poor, they are born in the streets of Calcutta; they live in the streets; they die i the streets. She and the young women associated with her minister to; the poor, the sick, the homeless, the dying. World leaders who seek true world peace, long ago, recognized the connection between peace and poverty. Thus several years ago, the King of Sweden awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Mother Teresa. The money received was immediately given to the poor of the world. Mother Teresa, in ministering to the poor, has never faltered in her respect and in her love for life. Mother Teresa is a strong advocate of life. She has said that the nations permitting abortions are the poorest in the world. In fact, we hope she will see our needs in Arkansas to help women who are distressed and pregnant. We hope she will send devoted sisters to staff Abba House, a place of hope, help, refuge for such women. We ask men and women of good will to join us in prayer. May we all be closer to God, more ready to serve the poor, become stronger advocates of life because Mother Teresa has touched our lives. Your friend, + Andrew J. McDonald Bishop of Little Rock Legend Mother Teresa of Calcutta, with His Ex- cellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald im- mediately behind her, is nearly crushed by the large crowd welcoming her to Little Rock in upper left photo. A spiritual bouquet and flowers are given to the diminutive nun by one of a group of children on hand at Adams Field (middle left). Mother Teresa is looking somewhat surprised by the number of per- sons greeting her as Bishop McDonald and her traveling companion, Sister Priscilla, look on (above). A large number of news media were on hand for a press conference at Television Station KTHV, Channel ll,as Mother Teresa answers a question (bottom left).