Thursday, November 17, 2016

Local woman volunteered with the Saint of Kolkata

Days began with prayers, ended with Adoration of the Eucharist
St. Teresa of Kolkata blesses the rosary of Sharon Rempel (centre) in the Mother House in Kolkata while Henrietta (right), a volunteer from New Zealand, looks on. Photo submitted.
I went to Kolkata to work as a volunteer at Shishu Bhavan, a Home for Children, run by the Missionaries of Charity, in 1990. I had written to Mother Teresa asking to volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Religious freedom report notes rise in religiously motivated violence
Marie-Claude Lalonde, national director of Aid to the Church in Need Canada. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Aid to the Church in Need's biennial report on religious freedom calls religiously-motivated violence an emerging trend in religious persecution. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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