» 08/03/2005, 00.00
British journalist makes accusations against the Sisters of Mother Teresa
According to the reporter (who pretended to be a volunteer), the Missionaries of Charity keep disabled children tethered to their cots and are unprofessional in providing medical care to their patients. Sister Nirmala responds saying that criticism is welcome but we are alone with the children and no one is helping us.
For Sisters of Mother Teresa, disabled not “vegetables” but “wealth” for humanity
The Missionaries of Charity run a centre for physically and mentally disabled children in Mumbai. The disabled are not “vegetables” but people with “special needs” and a “blessing” for a world that imposes models based on “productivity.”
29/09/2005 INDIA SYNOD ON THE EUCHARIST
Sister Nirmala Joshi speaks about the importance of the Eucharist in Mother Teresa's life
In an exclusive interview with AsiaNews, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity remembers how central the Eucharist was in the mission of the Blessed Mother. From its adoration, she drew "light and energy to recognise, love and serve Jesus amongst the poor". "May It lead to an explosion of charity," says the message of the Missionaries of Charity.
Sr Nirmala Joshi: Kolkata today celebrates Mother Teresa's legacy
Crowds take part in the celebrations to honour the Blessed on the eight anniversary of her death. Many people from other religions volunteer for the 'Special Meal' for the poor. "Mother Teresa is still alive," says Sister Nirmala. "Her legacy: everyone needs love and to feel loved".
Sister Nirmala Joshi on Mother Teresa’s living heritage
In an interview with AsiaNews, the superior of the Missionaries of Charity takes stock of what her congregation has done in the ten years since the Blessed’s death. She discusses the rejection of God in today’s world and thirst for God in Mother Teresa’s dark nights. Even the many anti-conversion laws in India cannot stop the sisters’ peaceful and loving mission.
26/08/2008 VATICAN – INDIA
Orissa: Vatican expresses solidarity to victims; Indian bishop calls events shameful for the state
The Holy See has called on everyone to rebuild an atmosphere of dialogue and reconciliation. Cardinal Gracias, who chairs the conference of Indian bishops, accuses the government of being too slow in acting and the police of being ineffective. He expresses sorrow for the death of Hindu fundamentalist leader Swami Laxamananda. Violence against nuns and missionaries, who give their life for the social development of the population, is “diabolic”. Mother Teresa’s successor Sister Nirmala Joshi says that one cannot be disciple of Christ without paying the price, on the Cross.
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