CNA Staff, Aug 27, 2020 / 16:00 pm
The Missionaries of Charity canceled their customary birthday celebrations for their founder, Mother Teresa, this year after nine religious sisters tested positive for COVID-19.
Wednesday marked the 110th birthday of Saint Mother Teresa, who died in 1997.
Among other celebrations, the Motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity, which houses the saint's tomb, was forced to call off a public nine-day novena, Mass, and children musical event.
Sunil Lucas, a Missionaries of Charity volunteer, said out of nine sisters who have tested positive for COVID-19, seven had recovered as of Aug. 26. She said the sisters have been going out to visit the poor and ill even after the headquarters restricted visitors and gatherings in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.