'Mother Teresa of Calcutta lit a flame of love, which her daughters and sons must now carry forward. The world badly needs that flame.' Pope John Paul. 'She would always say 'Go in peace, my son'. As she grew older her heart appeared to become more golden.' Basil O'Dath, 45, of Calcutta, for 10 years a driver for the Missionaries of Charity. 'I feel a sense of loneliness, as if my second mother has passed away.' Maya Gomes, a volunteer worker with the Missionaries of Charity. 'We had never seen a saint, and for us Mother Teresa was an angel in flesh and blood.' Vireshwar Chatterjee, one of almost 100 residents at Nirmal Hriday (Compassionate Heart) founded by Mother Teresa. 'To be honest, there was a sense of revulsion. But she inspired us with her example . . . She tended to the wounded and lepers as if they were her children. She would tell us 'Remember you are treating the broken body of Jesus'.' Sister Dorothy, one of the first disciples of the 87-year-old missionary. 'Her goodness was contagious. It invited others to share.' Henry D'Souza, Catholic Archbishop of Calcutta. 'I have learned a lot from her ways. It is unique in the world, the way she preached love.' Sumit Ganguly, a businessman. 'The Missionaries of Charity is dependent on divine providence. God will provide whatever we need.' Sister Nirmala, the new leader of Mother Teresa's order, asked how the order would continue without Mother Teresa. 'I couldn't pay my regards during the last week. I came all the way from Pondicherry (in the south). She is the greatest soul of our period.' Rumki Biswas, a Hindu, one of the scores who managed to break through police cordons to touch Mother Teresa's face. 'The people closest to her are not being allowed to take part. I don't know who this Hillary Clinton is.' Anugrah Tiwari, a 42-year-old blind man from Durgapur, 200 kilometres from Calcutta.