On Sunday, September 4, Sister Ann Marie gave a presentation, "Mother Teresa: A Saint of Mercy in the Year of Mercy" at Good Shepherd Parish in Andover, NJ. Coinciding with the canonization day of Mother Teresa, the presentation focused on the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, its relationship to St. Teresa of Calcutta, and its meaning in our daily lives. As always, Sister Ann Marie took this opportunity to share the good news about the Passaic Neighborhood Center for Women with this crowd of over 50 participants. It is always good to be able to visit various parishes in the Paterson Diocese to thank the parishioners for their contributions to Partners in Faith, the diocese's capital campaign which had the Center as one of its case statements. This Center would not exist without the Partners in Faith donors, to whom we are so very grateful.
In delving more deeply into Mother Teresa's life and ministry, we find that her way of ministry is similar to ours here in Passaic. While we do not take a fourth vow of "giving wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor," as the Missionaries of Charity do, we follow this directive to the best of our ability. Our donors make this possible. Thank you!
We are grateful to Nick Berg, Evangelization Director at Good Shepherd, and to the entire parish family, for this invitation and the hospitality they shared on Sunday.
Here are some photos from the presentation at Good Shepherd: