Here is my post for the Evangelium Institute Blog on the Memorial of St. Teresa of Calcutta.
On Tuesday, February 25, 1986 a 4.7 scale earthquake shook the Western seaboard of Nicaragua which resulted in the immediate destruction of hundreds of thousands of structures and the deaths of many people. Mother Teresa, whom we commemorate today, traveled to Managua with many of her sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, in order to help relieve the suffering.
Daniel Ortega was the communist dictator of the nation, and he did everything he could to be seen in public with the diminutive Albanian woman who was an international hero for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India. At an event in Managua, he had Mother there in front of a crowd….
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