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Christmas 2012

May the grace and peace of the new born Babe of Bethlehem be with you all in this holy season of Christmas and may the New Year 2013 be a year of better and greater dedication to the Lord in the service of God and of one another, particularly in the service of the poor [...]

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The Year of Faith

The Holy Father pope Benedict XVI has declared a “Year of Faith” starting from 11th October 2012 to 24th November 2013. The last time the “Year of Faith” was observed in the Church was during the pontificate of Pope Paul VI, in the year 1967-1968, to commemorate the martyrdom of Sts. Peter and Paul on [...]

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The M.C. Spirit

Introduction. In preparation for the Society feast on 22nd August, every year the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity of Bl. Teresa M.C. of Kolkata spend three days in prayer and reflection on the Spirit of the Society, which is one of loving trust, total surrender and cheerfulness, as lived by Jesus and Mary in [...]

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No Life without Death

Easter message from the Missionaries of Charity-Contemplative Once again we have come to the most important days of the year, Holy Week. What strikes me always is the inseparability of Good Friday with Easter Sunday. They are like two sides of one coin. Here on earth, there is no life without some pain, without some [...]

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S. Agapito History

This is the story of the Missionaries of Charity-Contemplative. In the first place we give thanks to God for the little oasis, the little Mount Tabor, as some people like to call Via S. Agapito. Brothers of the Word, Acilia, 2nd June to 3nd October 1978 The first stage was in Acilia, near Ostia, where [...]

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India History

Letter from Kolkata and journey to India In the month of February 1994 or thereabout His Excellency Most Rev. Henry Sebastian D’Souza, the Archbishop of Kolkata sent me a letter stating that His Excellency Most Rev. Cecil Desa, the then Archbishop of Agra would like very much to have a community of Brothers of the [...]

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Albania History

Missionaries of Charity Brothers Contemplatives in Bushat, Shkoder, Albania (1991 – 2011) Introduction: “Who knows the mind of the Lord? Who is able to give him advice?” (Rom 11: 34). It was Monday 22nd July 1991. I was travelling with Rev. Deacon Earlyin in his car from Carmel, Indiana, to Airlington, Virginia (U.S.A.) after our [...]

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Nazareth School

Christmas and the revolution of Love It was in Nazareth where eternity merged with time; it was here where heaven and earth met in the Virgin of Nazareth through her unconditional response. It was here where the all powerful Word leaped down from the Royal Throne into the virginal womb of a village girl betrothed [...]

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The Eucharistic Jesus

Annunciation of the Lord, 2011 THE EUCHARISTIC JESUS IN THE LIVES OF BL. JOHN PAUL II AND BL. TERESA OF KOLKATA The world of believers and non-believers alike had been eagerly awaiting Divine Mercy Sunday, 1 May 2011. St. Peter’s square was filled with vast numbers of people from every corner of the world to [...]

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It is Better to Light a Candle

IT IS BETTER TO LIGHT A CANDLE THAN TO CURSE THE DARKNESS On Tuesday, 21 September 2010, Fr. Sebastian Vazhakala M.C., Superior and Co-founder of the Missionaries of Charity-Contemplative, spoke on the mission of Blessed Mother Teresa at the Campidoglio, the City Hall of Rome, celebrating the centenary of her birth. The following are excerpts [...]

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