With the piece of land in the care of the Missionaries of Charity of Motijheel now, one recalls the life and trials of the order’s founder, Mother Teresa. Her inspirational choice has changed the course of life for many and continues to do so.
Contemporary Christian spirituality attempts at avoiding two extremes: “spiritualism” (the individualistic and escapist fuga mundi and contemptus mundi) on one hand, and “activism” (human and social promotion disconnected from prayer and contemplation) on the other.
The first fortnight of September is full of memories of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. It was on a train journey, during the night of September 10, 1946, from Calcutta to Darjeeling, India, that Jesus called her to found the Missionaries of Charity. She passed away on September 5, 1997 and the Church annually celebrates her feast on this date. However, as she was canonized by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016, the 4th joins the 5th and the feast lasts for two days.
The Sisters of Charity Mission celebrated Mother St Teresa’s Day on Sunday, September 5, at 10:00 am. As always, families and seniors were invited to join the Sunday Mass.