Father John A. Hardon, S.J., Spiritual Director for
Mother Teresa - Missionaries of Charity
Source - Marian Catechist Manual
Some twenty years ago, our Holy Father John Paul II asked Mother Teresa of
Calcutta to train her Sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, to be catechists.
At the same time, the Holy See asked Father John Hardon, S.J., to organize the
catechetical training program for the Missionaries of Charity. The fruit of
the catechetical work of the Missionaries of Charity has been extraordinary.
Mother Teresas Sisters are now in over one-hundred countries, teaching the
faith and its practice, faithful to their charism of service to Christ in the
poorest of the poor.
One of the special fruits of Father Hardons work with the Missionaries of
Charity has been the foundation of the Marian Catechists to work with the Missionaries
of Charity and eventually to carry out the apostolate of evangelization and
catechesis throughout the world. He has founded and developed the association
of Marian Catechists in faithful service to the See of Peter, in accord with
the original request of his help in the spiritual and doctrinal formation of
pages XI and XII
Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke
Bishop of La Crosse
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