On September 27th, 2007, a diminutive and humble woman from a small fishing village in Kerala, Southern India, turned 54. Her birthday party was huge. 150,000 people attended. Former US President Bill Clinton sent his birthday wishes, as did the President and Vice President of India, the head of UNICEF and many other leading world figures. Amma, who is known around the world as the Hugging Saint, was a year older. However, the message she has spent more than three decades tirelessly spreading is timeless. Read full article >
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"Spreading the word of love and peace" The Gold Coast Bulletin - Friday, 16 April 2004
“The essence of motherhood is not restricted to women who have given birth…..it is an attitude of the mind, it is love, and that love is the very breath of life,” she says. Full article (PDF) >>
"Hugs for true believers"by Annika Priest The Sunday Times PERTH - 4 April 2004 "In a time of terrorism, disease, national disasters and skepticism, it seems that all people want is a good old-fashioned hug from a modern-day fairy godmother." Full article (PDF)>>