Volunteered here, changed my life-Mother Teresa's home for the destitute and dying in Kolkata, India

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This nun may be praying for Blessed Mother Teresa, founder of the convent order she belongs to.

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"I cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples" - Mother Teresa, founder of Missionaries of Charity. The sisters ran hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis at a time when such people were treated as outcasts by most of society. #WomensHistoryMonth

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from Away Point - a former nun with Sisters of Charity, Mary Johnson: "Supporters of the Missionaries of Charity are often theologically similar to the sisters, interested not so much in the short-term goal (to their minds) of helping the poor as in the long-term goal of getting everyone to heaven. It’s a little bit like certain evangelical Christians who look forward to nuclear holocaust in the Middle East..."

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Teresa

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Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity pray last month at the Mother House, the Missionaries' head office, in Kolkata, India.

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Blessed Mother Teresa (26 Aug 1910 – 5 Sept 1997). Founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters & is active in 133 countries. Members adhere to vows of chastity, poverty & obedience. The 4th vow, to give "Wholehearted & Free service to the poorest of the poor". The Missionaries of Charity have 610 missions including hospices & homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy, tuberculosis; soup kitchens; orphanages…

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"One Heart Full of Love" gathers together stirring addresses and interviews given by Mother Teresa to her Missionaries of Charity and other groups worldwide on such topics as self-giving, the call to love our neighbor, spiritual poverty in the West, and a life of joy-filled sacrifice. Here is spiritual food that will nourish your heart and soul.

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volunteering with missionaries of charity in Kolkata. A humbling and eye-opening experience. Absolutely incredible.

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