- Photograph by Joe Wrinn/Harvard News Office
Some senior classes opt for levity, or substance cloaked in levity, from their Class Day guest speaker. The class of 1982 chose to hear a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who may one day be named a saint. Mother Teresa, who founded the Society of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in 1950, urged her audience to work for Jesus and to live virtuous lives themselves, and received a long, standing ovation from the unusually large crowd in Tercentenary Theatre.
For more on Mother Teresa’s speech, see this PDF from the July-August 1982 issue.
A transcription of the speech has been posted by Saint Catherine Labouré Church in San Diego.