Thursday, August 19, 2010

The saints who live among us

NEW BEDFORD — Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton wrote, "Oh my God! You see what a barren and desolate place this world is —- send us saints!"

The answer to his prayers, our city is blessed by the good works of saints.

Walk along our streets, and you'll see Mother Teresa's nuns in their white and striped-blue habits, ministering in our neighborhoods.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta sent her order, the Missionaries of Charity, to New Bedford, and on June 14, 1995, she visited the city, worshipped at the Church of St. Lawrence Martyr and touched the lives of countless SouthCoast residents.
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Thanks to Sue Cifelli for sharing.

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