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"There are no great things, only small things with great love" - Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is a woman beyond description, beyond words and beyond introduction. An Albanian by birth, she had been brought up by a single mother. On a yearly trip to the chapel of the Madonna of Letnice, she knew what her calling in life was, and that's when she decided she wanted nothing from the world but to provide peace and solace to those who were suffering. She moved to India in 1929; by 1931 she had taken her vows, and by the end of 1950, she had set up her first Missionaries of Charity. It was an honest effort to serve ?the hungry, the homeless, the naked, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared? and basically anyone and everyone who was in need of comfort or care.

At the time of her death in 1997, the Missionaries of Charity was operating in 123 countries on over 610 missions which included providing hospices to the homeless/ the ones diagnosed with AIDS/HIV or leprosy, in addition to operating several orphanages and schools and charity homes for the orphans and the elderly. One of these charity homes is based in Agra and goes by its staple name- Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. It works for the upbringing, well- being and education of the orphaned kids in addition to caring for the elderly and the homeless.

We recommend you to stop by at the Missionaries centre for an hour or so, to pay respect to the commendable effort taken up by Mother Teresa and the ?mothers? who selflessly follow her. Spend some time with the unprivileged, share some smiles, and realise your many privileges. Take a tour of the premises and observe the unconditional love and nurturing that the nuns share with the kids and the elderly. If possible, leave a small donation and help make a huge difference for the good work to continue. If nothing, we promise you peace and extreme thankfulness, on your return.

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The centre has been divided into three chambers. They have a reserved section each for old men and women. The nuns care for them in all their capacity, not only providing them with food, shelter, clothing but also with words of comfort at all times. They are made to feel at home and are tended with extreme care and love. The next section is reserved for the kids. Besides providing the much love, care and understanding the young ones need for healthy growth and lifestyle, the non - government institution aims at giving parental love and motivation to the abandoned children to overcome apathy and grow up to be strong individuals. The foundation not only facilitates free education, healthcare, clothing, and shelter but also assists children to pursue quality education at higher levels. In order to inculcate moral values and compassion in the young minds and to promote peace, the nuns conduct daily spiritual sessions and personality development classes to inculcate the feeling of amity and familial fellowship. Any amount of appreciation is little for this noble work.

1. If possible, try and carry small donations in the form of clothes, detergents, snacks, cereals, medicines etc.

Located in the heart of the city on the Ajmer Road, just 6 kms away from the Taj Mahal, the charity centre can be reached through local rickshaws if you are in the vicinity. In case, you are slightly far off; you can take an auto to the site. Alternatively, you can book a private taxi cab from any end of the city to reach here.

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