Some snippets of my time in Kolkata by Verity Worthington

With a family who live on the street of AJC Bose Road. We became quite friendly during my stay.

 

 

The view of Motherhouse from our terrace [we lived so close that we would talk to the sisters over the roof!]

 

 

Sitting on the doorstep of Motherhouse, waiting to be let in for meditation on my last day! January 27 2009

 

 

With some of the children from Shishu Bhavan

 

 

Outside Motherhouse with two street children and Sr Karina and Sr Margaret - the sisters in charge of volunteers.

 

 

Christmas Day 2008 - serving food at Shishu Bhavan

 

 

 

Christmas Day 2008 - serving food at Shishu Bhavan

 

 

Christmas Day 2008 - serving food at Shishu Bhavan

 

 

The crowds outside Shishu Bhavan on Christmas Day, waiting to be fed

 

 

 

Christmas Day 2008 - serving food at Shishu Bhavan

 

 

Christmas Day 2008 - serving food at Shishu Bhavan

 

 

A scene from the volunteers christmas play, Motherhouse, Christmas Eve 2008

 

 

A scene from the volunteers christmas play, Motherhouse, Christmas Eve 2008

 

 

 

The park in Shishu Bhavan, which I painted in October 2008, with a group of volunteers

 

 

 

Another wall of the park we painted

 

 

 

It was great fun painting the park, although hard work in the heat!

 

 

 

With Sr Andrea in the courtyard of Shishu Bhavan on Christmas Day

 

 

 

First Professions 2008 - with Sr Cyril-Rose and Sr Lina

 

 

 

With Sr Geneviva and her family at a market in Kolkata

 

 

 

With Asha, one of the mashis at Shishu Bhavan

 

 

 

With Sr Andrea on my last day - it was so sad to say all the goodbyes!

 

 

 

Madeleine and I with Sr Geneviva at First professions; we decided to wear sarees for the occasion!

 

 

 

Saying goodbye to Sr Gertrude, the third sister to join the Missionaries of Charity

 

 

 

With some volunteers at breakfast in Motherhouse

 

 

 

With Sr Joann, one of the MC councillors, at first professions, December 6th 2008

 

 

 

With Sr. Joann at Mother's tomb

 

 

 

Myself and Madeleine, my room-mate from Connecticut, with Sr Nirmala and 4 of the councillors [Sr Prema is missing!] at Mother's tomb on my last day

 

 

With Srs Dominica, Benicitta and Cyril-Rose, at the gate, Motherhouse.