Mother Teresa and Lou Torok Collection

Dublin Core

Title

Mother Teresa and Lou Torok Collection

Subject

Teresa, -- Mother, Saint, -- 1910-1997.
Torok, Lou.

Description

This collection includes papers collected by Lou Torok of his correspondence and friendship with Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Saint Teresa of Calcutta, M.C.). While serving a prison sentence in Kentucky the last decade of his life, Lou Torok petitioned a number of United States governors to proclaim October 7 (some chose another day) as Love Day. October 7 was the anniversary of the day Mother Teresa received permission to establish the congregation that would later be known as the Missionaries of Charity. The Missionaries of Charity observe October 7 as a special day of prayer for those who were hungry, suffering, or abandoned. The collection contains mostly original copies of the gubernatorial proclamations of Love Day in the mid-1990's from various states. There are also writings by and about Lou Torok and information about Mother Teresa receiving the Bellarmine Medal from Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University).

Creator

Torok, Lou.

Date

1991-1998

Contributor

Teresa, -- Mother, Saint, -- 1910-1997.

Rights

Copyright The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University. All rights reserved.

Photographs copyright of the Merton Legacy Trust. Not to be used without written permission.

Relation

http://www.merton.org/Research/Manuscripts/Related.aspx?SubSec=I.1

Format

Text

Language

English

Identifier

Sub-Section I.1

Items in the Mother Teresa and Lou Torok Collection Collection

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, 1991 December 16
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Mother Teresa offers blessings and encouragement to Lou while in prison

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, 1992 March 14
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Mother Teresa offers blessings and encouragement to Lou while in prison

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, 1992 May 16
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Mother Teresa offers blessings and encouragement to Lou while in prison

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, 1992 July 5
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Mother Teresa offers blessings and encouragement to Lou while in prison

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, 1992 November 10
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Mother Teresa offers blessings and encouragement to Lou while in prison. Discusses Love Day proclamation

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, 1993 February 22
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Gives permission to use quotations from their letters for a publication

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, 1993 May 28
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Mother Teresa offers blessings and encouragement to Lou while in prison

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, June 1993
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Mother Teresa offers blessings and encouragement to Lou while in prison

Envelope of June 1993 letter
Envelope of June 1993 letter

Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok, August 1993
Letter from Mother Teresa to Lou Torok. Mother Teresa offers blessings and encouragement to Lou while in prison