Missionaries of Charity Missionaries of Charity motherhouse in Kolkata On 10 SeptemberTeresa experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" when she travelled by train to the Loreto convent in Darjeeling from Calcutta for her annual retreat. It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith. Teresa adopted Indian citizenship, spent several months in Patna to receive basic medical training at Holy Family Hospital and ventured into the slums.
Bose Road, Calcutta, is the headquarters of the international religious congregation of the Missionaries of Charity. It has been home to Mother Teresa and her sisters from February to the present day. It is here that Mother lived, prayed, worked, and guided her religious family of sisters spread across the world.
It is here that her body was laid to rest. How to get here: You can get a prepaid Taxi before you exit the Airport; currently, the fare is approximately Rs.
At present, the fare ranges between Rs. From Howrah Railway Station, the current taxi fare does not exceed Rs.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi, which, should not cost you more than Rs. When using taxis, please insist that drivers switch on the meter. To calculate the taxi fare, double the amount shown on the meter and then add two rupees to that amount. Both are located opposite the Mother House.
The Mother House is easily identifiable: Walk into the narrow lane running along the left side of the Motherhouse, to reach the main entrance.
The Missionaries of Charity do not have any lodging facilities for pilgrims. Toilet facilities are scarce too.
Her tomb has become a place of pilgrimage and quiet meditation to people of all creeds.
The site of the tomb is a place of profound silence and peace despite the persistent noise of passing Calcutta traffic. At Mother's Tomb, you can: All petitions are offered on the altar during the weekly Friday Mass.
Petitions can also be emailed, and they will be placed at Mother's tomb for you. Celebrate Holy Mass Fridays at 4. Special mass offered for the intentions placed at Mother's tomb during the week.
Mass is followed by a special blessing with Mother's relic. Prior notification is needed. No Mass stipends are accepted for Mass intentions. Mass is held every morning at 6 a.
Please note that the Missionaries of Charity do not sell books or souvenirs. Mother Teresa's Room This is the room where Mother Teresa lived and worked from the s until her death in It is from this room that Mother went home to God on September 5th, All other areas of the Mother House are private except the main Chapeland entry is strictly prohibited.
Visitor Etiquette An atmosphere of silence and prayer is to be maintained at all times. Please bear in mind that the Mother House is also a residence for the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity.
Please keep mobiles on silent mode. During any service at the tomb, please maintain strict silence. Although Mother's Tomb is a sacred place, you do not need to remove your footwear. We are concerned about the loss of shoes and the distress caused thereafter. Being a site of reverence and pilgrimage, visitors are requested to be appropriately attired when coming on visits.
Please do not encourage professional beggars around the Mother house or be under the impression that the Missionaries of Charity have appointed them as guides to MC homes. Please approach sisters available at the main entrance, Tomb and Museum for further queries.
Nirmala Shishu Bhavan Children's Home: Bose Road just down the road from the Mother House Tel: Nirmal Hriday Home for Dying Destitutes:At the age of 14, on Christmas Eve in , Therese had a conversion that transformed her life.
From then on, her powerful energy and sensitive spirit were turned toward love, instead of . Mother Teresa responded, expressing her fear of incurring ridicule, loneliness, deprivation, and failure should she leave her happy life as a Loreto nun, exchange her habit for a rough sari, and take up the uncertain life Jesus was demanding of her.
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The life and times of Mother Teresa. [Tanya Rice] -- A biography of the nun who founded the order known as "The Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity" to work with the sick and destitute in Calcutta and other places and who was awarded the Nobel.
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