Monday, January 8, 2018

Gandhiji Prem Nivas - Missionaries of Charity Leper Colony

Then Mother, now Saint, Teresa of Calcutta started the Leper Colony in 1958.  The Sisters and Brothers of Missionaries of Charity developed the Colony to be a self-sufficient community for the physical, mental, financial and spiritual health of leprosy patients.  In addition to the living quarters, the Colony has a handloom area, a foot wear area for specially designed sandals and boots, a carpentry section, a tailoring unit, an agriculture center, an animal husbandry area, a canteen, and a school.
Entering Gandhiji Prem Nivas

Observing the looms - the fabric for the habits worn
by the Missionary of Charities around the world
is woven at the Colony 

A resident spins the yarn

Families, whether or not infected, 
live together in the community

Fr. Borello explains the fabric dying process to the troops

The team at work

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