The superior of the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Mary Prema, reaffirmed the order’s commitment of service “to the poorest of the poor” in the Asia, during a recent visit to Hong Kong.
The Fides news agency reported that Sister Mary visited Hong Kong September 16-21, where she met with Bishop John Tong and with members of the order who live and work there.
According to the diocesan bulletin Kong Ko Bao, Sister Mary spoke to the bishop about the work of the Missionaries of Charity and emphasized their commitment to Mother Teresa’s life-long desire to serve the poor in Asia.
Sister Mary Prema’s first visit to the Far East also took her to Macao, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore, where the Missionaries of Charity also have communities. The order was founded by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1950 in India. The home in Hong Kong was opened in 1983.