Mother Teresa remembered and celebrated across communal divides

Published Thursday, September 10, 2015  | photo of Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony, 1985 (File photo).

New Delhi: Cutting across religious divide several people came forward to join the prayer meeting in order to mark the death anniversary of Mother Teresa on 5th September. The meeting was organized by the nuns of Missionaries of Charity.

The United Nations observes September 5 as the "International Day of Charity."

At Ahmedabad, several citizens rising above the religious barriers gathered at Mother Teresa Chowk to remember the lady whose life has set an example of service and self-sacrifice among the poor and untouchables.

The residents of 'Shanti Nilaya', the Mother Teresa Ashram for the dying destitute, along with the children of Shishu Bhavan, offered the floral tributes to Mother Teresa. The Shishu Bhawan is located in Ahmedabad at Bhimjipura and is the home to abandoned children.

At the Saturday's function Missionaries of Charity Sister Clare Agnes draw inspiration from the Blessed Mother's life and reflected upon her compassion and service to the poorest of the poor.

Thomas Macwan, the Archbishop-elect of Gandhinagar, asked all those present to remember the life and works of Mother Teresa.

On the same day in Nagpur, people on both sides of the communal divide gathered at the Missionaries of Charity Convent in, Mohan Nagar, to express their tribute to Mother Teresa.

Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara of Nagpur, paid homage as he shared the fruitfulness of his meeting with the Mother when he was the bishop of Khandwa diocese in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.