Bangalore, September 5, 2022: Missionaries of Charity Convent in Venkatala beamed with exuberance as it was the feast day of their founder St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore, presided over the festal Eucharistic celebration along with other priests. The delegate superior of the congregation, sisters and inmates of the house participated in the Holy Eucharist.
Speaking in his homily, the Archbishop elaborated on the importance of the virtue of charity. “Charity by rule, charity by custom and charity by nature. When we reflect the life of Mother Teresa, we come to know that her very nature was for the virtue of charity. For which she dedicated her entire life.” the prelate added.
Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Catholic nun who, in 1950, founded the Missionaries of Charity. She is also the recipient of Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa of Calcutta on September 4, 2016 in Rome.
Compiled by: Fr. Vivek Lionel, Secretary to the Archbishop
Mr. Ajay Raj, PRO Office