Teresa House is named after Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, a woman who devoted her life to serving God through the work of serving the poor. In fighting for the dignity of the destitute, she gave the world a moral example that bridged divides of culture, class and religion.
In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace. When Mother Teresa received the prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” Her answer was “Go home and love your family.”
A real sense of family is what our House will be about, as Mother Teresa said:
“The child is God’s gift to the family. By working together, each of us, different branches of an oak tree with our different skills, we can achieve a lot individually and together. What I can do you cannot. What you can do I cannot. But together we can do something beautiful for God.”
|Mr Norman Cole|
|Head of Teresa House|