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“Come and work with me”: Mother Teresa told Priyanka after Rajiv’s murder | India News

NEW DELHI: “Come and work with me,” was what Mother Teresa told Priyanka Gandhi when she visited the family of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi after his assassination in 1991.
This anecdotal account was shared by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Twitter as she remembered Saint Teresa on her 110th birthday.
“Shortly after my father’s death, Mother Teresa came to see us. I had a fever. She sat by my bed, took me by the hand and said ‘Come and work with me,'” said the Secretary General of Congress in a tweet.

“I did it for many years, and I owe him a great debt of gratitude for the lasting friendship of all the MC (Missionaries of Charity) sisters who continue to show me the path of selfless service and love,” she tweeted along with two photos. of her work with the Missionaries of Charity sisters.
Special prayers were held at the Mother House in Kolkata, the world headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, on the 110th anniversary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, but the entry of visitors was restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. .
Saint Teresa was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, present-day capital of North Macedonia, in a family of Albanians. She left home at a young age and came to India in 1929 as a novice with the Loreto nuns. She left the congregation in the late 1940s and started the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 to work among the poor.
She died on September 5, 1997 in the city, which had made her home, and was canonized on September 4, 2016 by Pope Francis at the Vatican.

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