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Sr. Malgorzata, “the Polish Mother Teresa,” helping Ukrainian refugees

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Marzena Devoud - published on 05/06/22

Everyone in Poland knows Sr. Małgorzata Chmielewska, who runs homes for hundreds of homeless people.

Everyone in Poland knows Sr. Małgorzata Chmielewska. Often called the “Polish Mother Teresa,” this consecrated laywoman runs 11 houses with her community Chleb Zycia (Bread of Life), which today take in 300 homeless people.

It’s a vocation that was born of a personal encounter with Christ 30 years ago, followed by various efforts by the then-young woman to put into practice what she understood of the Gospel. She discovered that some things are explained in the Gospel in a very simple way: “I was hungry, and you gave me food…”

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