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The Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity gather for 7:00 a.m. Mass at their Gift of Love residence in lower Manhattan.
Fr. James Miara, Pastor of the Shrine of the Holy Innocents, celebrates Mass for the Sisters, residents and volunteers in the small chapel at the Gift of Love residence.
The Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity at the moment of Consecration of the Blessed Sacrament.
After Mass Fr. Miara prepares for Holy Hour.
Adoration, Holy Hour and the Rosary.
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima that was crafted at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal as it visits the Missionaries of Charity.
Tom, a lifetime assistant to the Sisters, and Fr. Louis -- two men who both knew and worked with Mother Teresa at the Gift of Love residence.
Len, one of the very first helpers at the home, who recounted several memories of Mother Teresa and the early days in the neighborhood.
On the chapel wall is a list of all the residents who passed away at the Gift of Love home --a stark reminder of days gone by, when the Sisters established the home as the city's first AIDS hospice, and the darkness that was countered by the blinding light of love the Sisters brought to the community.
Fr. Miara packs up the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to transport it to the Shrine of the Holy Innocents for several scheduled events there.
Marta, a resident of the Gift of Life home, watches intently as Fr. Miara carefully packs up the statue of Our Lady of Fatima for its journey to the Shrine of the Holy Innocents.
The Sisters waving farewell, holding Our Lady near in their hearts as they wave joyfully, grateful for the time to contemplate the message of Fatima.
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