In an attempt to prove that the world is not the same after Mother Teresa died, one woman has been attempting to convince the public that she has survived.
In an interview with The Jerusalem Times, the woman claimed that she was able to communicate with her dead mother, Teresa Persis, and that she still has contact with her.
“I am here, I am here,” she said, speaking from a mobile phone on her balcony in Rome, Italy.
“She is with me, I see her every day.
I hear her crying every day.”
She said that she is now in the process of building a memorial to her mother, who was the founder of the Catholic Church and who died on July 5, 2005.
The first concrete steps towards her goal came after the publication of a book, The Last Mother Teresa: A Journey Through Life, by Teresa Heinz, which claimed that her remains had been found in a churchyard in the Indian city of Hyderabad.
She also alleged that a secret cache of documents and photographs of the deceased were discovered in a storage room in Rome.
Despite the allegations, it has been widely reported that Teresa was cremated in her own home and that her body was not brought to the Vatican, although her ashes were kept in a safe place.
The Italian media, however, reported that the Vatican was said to be planning to place a permanent marker at the spot where she was found, although it is not known whether the remains of her were actually buried there.
“I have the feeling that if the Vatican does decide to place the grave marker, it will not be there for years, if ever,” the woman, who goes by the name Sigrid Marini, said.
Sigrid is currently working with the National Foundation for the Disappeared to help create a memorial for her mother in the city of Rome.