Sara Denbok 30th Nov 2022

Today on your show our topic is: “The Legacy of Mother Teressa in Canada”

Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa (Albanian), was an Indian-Albanian Catholic nun who, in 1950, founded the Missionaries of Charity. She was born in 1910 in Skopje Northern Macedonia—at that time it was part of the Ottoman Empire. After eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived most of her life. Saint Teresa of Calcutta was canonised on 4 September 2016. Mother Teresa has impacted the lives of generations of people. Today we hear from a Canadian family deeply impacted by Mother Terresa. She passed in 1997.

Guests – Sara Denbok. Five weeks ago I interview a young women Leah Denbok on the subject “Behind the Veil – A Photographic journey into the Plight of the Homeless”. In that show Leah described her journey as a fashion photographer who also got involved in creating a photographic journey to bring to light the plight of the homeless – to unpack the drama of lives of some homeless people – to humanize the homeless. Well today we talk to Leah’s mother Sara who has an amazing story to tell from an orphan in India to being rescued from the streets by Mother Teressa and who eventually was adopted by loving parents in Stayner Ontario. Sara instilled a sensitivity and love in her daughter for people less fortunate than herself. She traces this family philosophy to her time spent as a child with mother Teressa and the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity. She is a developmental service worker working with elderly and disabled, and she is a published author.

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