Pilgrimage of Hope - India

In October 2013 we embark on the 9th Pilgrimage of Hope to India. The focus is service to others and the expectation is that the Pilgrims will gain much from reflecting upon this “experience of a lifetime”.

Building on the success of eight previous Pilgrimages of Hope to India, Pilgrims will work for two weeks alongside Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity Sisters helping them to serve the “poorest of the poor”. This will take the Pilgrims to Kalighat, a Home for the “Destitute and Dying”, to Prem Dan, a Home for the sick and mentally ill, to Dayadan, a Home for abandoned and mentally ill children, Shishu Bhavan, an Orphanage for infants and involvement with Calcutta Stations Mission.

Pilgrims will also work at Nabo Jibon, a Home run by the Missionaries of Charity Brothers for orphans and abandoned children and the Loreto School, Sealdah (The Rainbow program), founded by Sister Cyril Mooney IBVM, which is a rooftop school for street children. Many of the children at this amazing school come from the slums of Kolkata.
The Pilgrims will have the privilege of joining with Mother Teresa’s modern day disciples in Orphanages, Schools and Homes for the dying. They will also work with Loreto nuns and Salesian Brothers in schools and in places of special care.

The Pilgrimage plans to depart Australia for India on .... October  2013, returning on  .... October 2013.
Dates may change slightly once flight arrangements are confirmed. A detailed itinerary will be issued to all participants prior to departure.

Proposed flights as follows (please note this may adjust slightly)

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