Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Missionaries of Charity welcomed to DTES

Mass on feast of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta draws large crowd

On Sept. 5, St. Paul's Church in downtown Vancouver was filled to the brim for a Mass to welcome Blessed Teresa of Calcutta's Missionaries of Charity to their new convent.
Archbishop Miller blesses convent chapel

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, extended his thanks to the sisters for agreeing to take over for the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement who left after 85 years of ministry to the poor.

The nuns are in the midst of determining how their ministry will unfold through discussions with local charitable organizations and the archdiocese.

They will, said superior Sister Damascene, continue to pay visits throughout the neighbourhood, something they started to do some years ago.
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