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About JennK

Jennifer Kelly is a Regnum Christi member from Atlanta who reports on her mission trip to Calcutta with the Missionaries of Charity.

June 3: Jenn Kelley reporting from Calcutta

Today was story day – got to hear from Sister Michael about her adventures in Ethiopia, stories about living with Mother Teresa, Sisters of Charity’s work in communist countries… We ended the day with tea with a man named Edward, … Continue reading

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WARNING: Spiritual Reflection Ahead

Meeting the other volunteers, the typical questions are: where are you from and how long are you here? What has blown my mind is that so many people say they planned on being here for month and stayed two, coming … Continue reading

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Jenn Kelley — reporting from Calcutta

Down to my last few workdays in Calcutta. The rest of my group left yesterday to go back home, and I leave for Bangkok next Friday. So I work today and tomorrow, and then Sunday and Monday I am going … Continue reading

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May 30: Report from Calcutta

Deviation from normal: Yesterday we went to FreeSet, a ministry that helps get women out of prostitution and sex trafficking (http://freesetglobal.com/). Their mission is to provide women with work, skill training, and care that makes leaving the sex trade a … Continue reading

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Days 6-8: Garbage Mountain

So many adventures!! I’ll start with today, which was a highlight – Calcutta by motorbike! We wanted to take a tour of Calcutta, so this morning we got up and headed towards the tour street, and asked around until we … Continue reading

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Days 4-5 — Jenn Kelley and lessons from Calcutta

We had a good few days – a bit more relaxing. It has been incredibly hot here, and it is exhausting to just simply exist! Thursday the temperature was 106°, and with humidity it felt like 123! Wednesday after Mass, … Continue reading

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Days 3-4 — Jenn Kelley in India

Most memorable experiences so far: – Being in the Mission homes: The Missionaries of Charity do such a beautiful job with their homes and the people they take care of, as well as for the volunteers who come to help … Continue reading

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Day Two — Jenn Kelley reports from Calcutta

Today after Mass and breakfast at the Motherhouse, we went to a place called Nabo Jibon, a house for handicaped teenage boys. On Sundays, they open up the yard and playground for the street children to come in, play, get … Continue reading

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Day One — Jenn Kelley reports on India mission

Today was the first day of work with the missionaries of charity (MCs). Yesterday we arrived and joined them for orientation and holy hour. We are staying at a wonderful place – the Baptist Mission Society. It is less than … Continue reading

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