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Convent Fire

One of the earliest letters from Mother Theresa relates an incident that must have caused her great pain. The fire related to the care given to some very poor children. Through her direct communication, Mother Theresa gives specific details to those who are accusing her sisters of negligence.

As you read the letter consider her love for the poor children entrusted to the sisters as well as her philosophy of education. She defends her sisters and risks the ridicule of those who had accused them.

Love for Children
Holy Work of Education
Perspective on American Children
Convent Fire

Mother Theresa's Letter on Convent Fire

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