Blessed Mother Teresa's room
There are just three days left now to see the unique exhibition on the life of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, at St Patrick’s in Soho Square, central London. The show includes a life-size replica of her little room, complete with a cardboard box with the inscription 'Awards' which she tucked away under the bed. Many visitors are stopping to pray in the chapel.
The presentation includes a series of posters, handwritten letters, family photographs, her prayerbook, sari, headband and cardigan. There is a copy of the chapel typical to houses of the Missionaries of Charity, the order Mother Teresa founded in 1950.
A film being screened through the day, shows rare interviews with Mother Teresa, with her sisters and footage from the state funeral given Mother by the Government of India in 1997.
Father Alexander Sherbrooke, parish priest of St Patrick’s, said: “This exhibition has just so much to say for today. Mother Teresa lived the love of God in a most profound and powerful way – that is what the exhibition shows. It gives a real sense of who Mother was, and what she is calling us into. Mother always spoke of how we must marvel at God’s love for us and share it with our brothers and sisters. She radiated that love in her whole being,"
Some of the 20 missionaries of Charity based in London may be present at the exhibition, on some days. But their schedule is busy – in their three houses in London (out of a total of 11 in the UK) the Sisters run soup kitchens, visit old people at home and in hospital, run a hostel for homeless women, and organize days of prayer, pilgrimages and a summer camp for 100 children.
The exhibition is open from 11am-7pm until 15 September in the crypt of St Patrick’s church, Soho, 21a Soho Square, London W1D 4NR. Getting there is difficult as there is major building work taking place on the new Cross Rail station. Follow the signs from the church and you should find it!
If you would like to hold the exhibition in your parish, contact the sisters at:
Missionaries of Charity
177 Bravington Road,
London W9 3AR
For more information see: http://www.motherteresa.org/