The Catholic University of America

Sept. 14, 2016

Catholic University to Host Day of Service to Honor Mother Teresa

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) In celebration of Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s recent canonization, more than 600 members of The Catholic University of America community will answer the call to #FindYourCalcutta by participating in a day of service honoring her legacy on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Joined by President Garvey, students, faculty, alumni, and families will serve as Mother Teresa did by participating in community service events throughout Washington, D.C. The day, which takes place during the Year of Mercy, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, where Rev. Jude DeAngleo, O.F.M. Conv., and University President John Garvey will rally the participants. The day of service is a longstanding fall tradition at Catholic University that helps connect the University with the local community and organizations that serve those in need.

The theme Find Your Calcutta was chosen for this year’s day of service because of this quote attributed to the saint: “You can find Calcutta anywhere in the world. You only need two eyes to see. Everywhere in the world there are people that are not loved, people that are not wanted nor desired, people that no one will help, people that are pushed away or forgotten. And this is the greatest poverty.”To join the conversation about the Mother Teresa Day of Service, follow #FindYourCalcutta.

MEDIA: To schedule an interview or attend this event, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at cua-public-affairs@cua.edu or 202-319-5600.

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