They are diligently and lovingly carrying on the work of a beloved saint, and their work takes place right here in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
September 5th marked the 25th anniversary of the death of St. Teresa of Calcutta, but in the Diocese of Brooklyn, fond memories of the woman known simply as Mother Teresa remain.
The Missionaries of Charity congregation has been forced to shut Nirmala Shishu Bhawan, a home for orphaned, destitute and abandoned children in Uttar Pradesh state, after its lease expired. The Defence Estates Office demanded $250,000 from the nuns for trespassing.
Pope Francis visited the Vatican’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Good Friday as volunteer doctors, nurses and pharmacists continued vaccinating the poor, homeless and refugees assisted by charities in Rome.
Sitting on the floor of their little chapel in Bedford-Stuyvesant, surrounded by the women they serve, the Missionaries of Charity celebrated the silver jubilee of their work in the Brooklyn Diocese with Mass on the morning of the Feast of Annunciation, April 9.
The Salesian priest from India was kidnapped March 4, 2016, from a home for the aged and disabled run by the Missionaries of Charity in Aden, Yemen. On that day, four Missionaries of Charity and 12 others were murdered in the attack by uniformed gunmen.
Prayers were offered April 1 in Brooklyn for the four Missionaries of Charity murdered in Yemen March 4. Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski celebrated Mass at Our Lady of Victory Church, Bedford-Stuyvesant, with about two dozen Missionaries of Charity, and women representing other religious congregations.