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Louisville man remembers Mother Teresa's visit to Bellarmine

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Mother Theresa gives a speech at Bellarmine University in 1982. Mother Theresa gives a speech at Bellarmine University in 1982.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- To this day, her face represents compassion, hope and promise in this world. Many consider Mother Teresa the kind of icon we won't again see in our lifetime.

And as Mother Theresa's canonization approaches, Michael Nabict still holds his memories of her close.

"She made an enormous impression on me," he said.

Nabict is a Louisville-based producer, who was hired in the early 1980s to make a film about Mother Teresa. 

While the Bellarmine grad was in India, he offered a helping hand in getting her to accept the Bellarmine Medal.

That was 1981. 

Not only did she accept the award, she agreed to visit the school's campus in Louisville.

"(That) was unusual, because she didn't make personal appearances," Nabict said.

The speech at Knights Hall was a little less than a year later. Nabict accompanied her before, during, and after her Louisville stay. 

"It took me several years to really think about how significant it was that she came to Bellarmine," he said.

His film about her is called "Work of Love."

He had a good idea at the time that his footage would end up being invaluable. He was right. 

With her canonization set for Sunday, Nabict feels thankful for the time she gave him.

"I do know that it's an enormous privilege to have the time with her that I did."

Not many people get to the chance to know a saint.

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