Mother Teresa was truly a living saint of our times. Her entire life was dedicated to serving God inside the poorest of the poor. She and Sri Chinmoy established an extremely close friendship. Both dreamed of washing away the sufferings and unhappiness of the world. Sri Chinmoy and his students worked with Mother Teresa on a number of medical projects that were dear to her heart and she fully supported his for peace-oriented activities.
On 1 October 1994, in the courtyard of her Missionaries of Charity Home in Rome, Mother Teresa enthusiastically held aloft the Peace Torch, saying to Sri Chinmoy, "May we continue to work together and to share together, all the glory of God and for the good of man."