As war rages in Iraq, three Indian sisters of the Kolkata-based Missionaries of Charity lead a silent crusade in Baghdad.
Sister Superior Densy, Sister Teresina and Sister Roselyn, along with Bangladeshi Sister Joseph Carole, run a home for mentally and physically challenged children in the Iraqi capital. The bombing has not deterred them from their mission.
“Whenever there is a bombing, the children feel scared and we have to be with them. Every time the siren goes off, we are alerted that a bombing or firing will follow,” said Sister Teresina in a telephone conversation from Baghdad earlier this week. “This morning we could hear the bombing, but it seemed to be somewhere far away.”