Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Call Within A Call

While Mother Teresa felt satisfaction from doing God's work at the school, she felt a call to serve in a greater way. Mother Teresa saw the suffering and misery of the people during the Bengal famine of 1943, which led her to receive the; "Call within a Call" to serve the poor. Teresa felt that failing to do so would be "to break the faith". 21 She was required to receive permission from her superior and from Rome, however. This took time, but eventually she was granted permission to start her new order. She wrote:

"I saw a woman dying on the street outside Campbell Hospital. I picked her up and took her to the hospital but she was refused admission because she was poor. She died on the street. I knew then that I must make a home for the dying, a resting place for people going to heaven" 22

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