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Editor’s note: David Van Biema, the chief religion writer at Time Magazine for ten years, is author of the illustrated biography “Mother Teresa: The Life and Works of a Modern Saint,” now being reissued and made available in Spanish as “La Madre Teresa: La Vida y las obras de una santa moderna.”

By David Van Biema, Special to CNN

Fifteen years may be less than an instant in celestial time, but here on earth it’s a lot of news cycles.

Mother Teresa departed this Earth on September 5, 1997. What more can we say about the woman who became synonymous with love for the “poorest of the poor,” picking up a Nobel and tweaking the conscience of millions? What do we know about her now that we didn’t know then?

A lot, it turns out.

Here’s a quick Blessed Mother Teresa primer, emphasizing the stuff that…

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  1. Ugh! How can you stand to have these pics that CNN picks out?
    Anyway, here’s my new email. I lost the password to the old one. Sorry.
    I don’t often email people, so I will sometimes use a throwaway account.
    When you never replied here in your own damn blog I assumed you were just using it for name-security and not actually doing much with it.
    Had you replied that day or the next, I would have been able to remember the silly password, but it has been too long since that other post….

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