Missionaries of Charity Visit Holy Family College!
Holy Family College Durban was blessed to have a visit from two Missionary of Charity Sisters, Sister Ryan MC and Sister Rita MC from the house in Shallcross in Durban, who follow the order started by Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Sister Ryan is a South African. Sister Ryan and Sister Rita took time to speak to staff and learners, who were privileged and so delighted to be witnesses of this love and dedication.
Missionary of Charity Sisters can be recognised by their white saris with a blue border and joyous smiles. They take vows of obedience, chastity and poverty. They do not use technology in their mission, never owning cell phones or having money of their own. Most of the Missionary of Charity Sisters live and work far from home, learning different languages and customs and embracing everyone.
The Sisters visited a Grade 8 Religious Education class. Learners were given the opportunity to ask the Sisters questions. One of the learners asked how they survive without a salary to which Sister Ryan MC responded that God provides for all their needs. The Missionary also receive donations in order to fulfil their work. On hearing this and without hesitation, Grade 8 learner Ntuthuko Gumede (above) raised his hand, donating R20 towards the Missionary. What a beautiful gesture from a young man!
Missionaries care for those who include refugees, former prostitutes, the mentally ill, sick children, abandoned children, lepers, people with AIDS, the aged, and convalescent. They have schools that are run by volunteers to teach abandoned street children and run soup kitchens as well as other services according to the community needs. These services are provided, without charge, to people regardless of their religion or social status. They rely totally on God to provide.
University student Dylan Howard, whose assignment was to uplift the community learning a new skill in the process, chose to make masks to help fight the global pandemic. These masks were donated to the Missionary of Charity Sisters for their patients.
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