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Orissa, the sisters of Mother Teresa return: we must bring smiles back to the persecuted

ICC Note: Let us pray for the work of healing in Orissa, and that God would indeed bring back smiles to the persecuted.

by Nirmala Carvalho
5/9/08 Kolkata, India (AsiaNews) – Peace begins with a smile, and our population has lost this. Now, the true mission is that of teaching these people how to smile again, after they were ravaged by senseless violence born from false interpretations of religion. These are the remarks to AsiaNews from Sister M. Suma, regional superior of the Missionaries of Charity (MC), who last April visited the district of Khandamal, Orissa, the theatre of anti-Christian violence last Christmas.

The peace of Christ, says the religious, “will heal their deep emotional scars. With the prayers of Mother Teresa in our hearts, we were often rewarded with the sounds of laughter of the children; this was the encouragement we needed to go on. Peace begins with a smile… [Go To Full Story]