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Missionary Spirit

At the same time as Mother Theresa was trying to dialogue with the hierarchical Church and experiencing her “Dark Night,” the congregation was being invited to various other countries. Before she was put under “interdict” she often accompanied sisters to new missions, including New York City in 1847. This missionary spirit is narrated by S. Mary Ann Kuttner, SSND.

The plaque at the right commemorates the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the congregation of the Schools Sisters of Notre Dame, celebrated on October 24, 1858.

Mother Theresa hoped to provide education to African children as narrated in Letters #2650 and #2787.

The picture of Mother Theresa with the children appears within the center of the plaque.
It depicts her teaching children including an African child.

Cultural Context
Sent in Time
A Woman's Place
Gathering Storm
Papal Appeal
Theresa's Dark Night
Missionary Spirit
Bavarian Hall of Fame
Letter of De Lubac

John of the Cross Poem

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