In October 1983, Shri Mataji came to Toronto and on the first morning announced that She wanted to go out shopping. There were about twelve of us in the room with Her.
‘Who wants to come out shopping with Me?’ She asked, and practically everyone in the room except me volunteered. She turned to me and said, ‘All right, Patrick, you can come out with Me.’
The puja was on the Canadian Thanksgiving Day. In Toronto there were just a few of us and we were all men. Shri Mataji cooked up the puja dinner for us; She came into the kitchen and cooked it.