Saturday, September 5, 2009
Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
I love Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity. I had the good fortune to get to know some of them better when we lived in Charlotte. Before Una's birth, I did some volunteer work with the Sisters, tutoring the kids in the Vietnamese community after school. We prayed in their chapel, were honored by their presence at Una's baptism, and Bret did repair work in their house. In fact, he was at their house, on his knees installing shoe molding, when the word came to the sisters (by phone) that Mother Teresa had died.
Today we will honor the memory of this wonderful woman who saw Christ in everyone she met, and who reflected Christian joy like no one else in the last century.Here is Sr. Drita Maris holding Una. I still have the baby bath they gave me for her, and bathe Gemma in it.
I have plans for today in this post. And I'd better get to work--there is much to be done!
P.S.: Please note in my sidebar the link for information on the retreat on the life of Mother Teresa to be given by the Fathers of Mercy on November 7th, 2009.