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Sister Nirmala witnesses to Christianity in her Hindu home town
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.
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.
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.
Sisters of Mother Teresa helping and assisting the weak
The Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity have dedicated their life and work to building a better Nepal, giving hope to those without hope, helping those who are weak. Sister Leslie, superior since 2003, says that whilst there were problems at the beginning, now things are much better even if there is a lot to be done.
Pope visits the ‘Dono di Maria’ shelter run by the Sisters of Mother Teresa
The shelter, which opened almost 20 years ago not far from the Pope’s old place of work, was the idea of John Paul II and the Blessed Teresa of Kolkata. The Pontiff urges the missionary sisters and brothers to bring “God’s smile” to the world.
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