Mother Teresa: Caring for the World's Poor (Modern by Louise Chipley Slavicek

By Louise Chipley Slavicek

Mom Teresa committed herself to society's forgotten and undesirable, not just in India yet in nations everywhere in the globe. it is a biography of mom Teresa, a lady who gave voice to these quite often missed and overlooked via society at huge, and whose identify has perpetually develop into synonymous with tireless charity.

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Although Loreto Entally bordered one of Calcutta’s numerous slums, Moti Jheel, the compound was truly a world unto itself, providing its residents with a safe and sequestered environment. On all sides, high, thick walls surrounded the complex, and guards were posted continuously at its gated entrance. Obliged by the laws of the Loreto order to live a cloistered existence, the Sisters themselves seldom set foot out of their carefully enclosed and guarded compound. Only in case of a dire emergency or by the express order of the Mother Superior could Sister Teresa or any of her fellow nuns leave the complex.

Later that year, Catholic Missions published a poignant report from Sister Teresa about her experiences at the Darjeeling medical station. Her letter reveals that, at age 21, Agnes Bojaxhiu had already developed the profoundly spiritual attitude toward human suffering for which she would become famous in later years: 29 30 Mother Teresa In the hospital’s pharmacy hangs a picture of the Redeemer surrounded by a throng of suffering people, on whose faces the torments of their lives have been engraved.

It was an order,” she maintained. ”25 During her stay at the mountainside convent, Teresa said little to the other nuns and was obviously preoccupied. From time to time, she scrawled notes on a small pad of paper that she kept with her. When her period of rest at Darjeeling was over, Mother Teresa presented the notes to her spiritual adviser in Calcutta, Father Celeste Van Exem. In them, she outlined what she believed to be God’s plan for her: She was to resign from the Loreto Order and establish 38 “A Call Within a Call” a new missionary order dedicated to serving “the poorest of the poor.

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