This past Saturday the Mount St. Mary’s University Women’s Tennis team went on their main service trip of the semester. The team usually does at least one service event per semester lead by their team seminarians, Deacon Adam Grelinger and Brendan Glasgow. The team went to Missionaries of Charity in D.C. to help the sisters of the convent as they serve the community around them.
The sisters keep Mother Teresa as their inspiration and because of this she is depicted in nearly every room of the convent. Mother Teresa founded Missionaries of Charity originally in India and since the world has watched it develop into a worldwide program of about 5,000 nuns helping in charitable programs. The team went to the D.C. location in order to aid the sisters in whatever they found necessary in attempt to make the experience for those who reside in the home.
“During our time at the Missionaries of Charity, we were able to assist the sisters by making the resident’s beds, sorting out their laundry, serving them lunch, and engaging in conversations with them,” said team co-captain, Erin Benefiel. “It was truly special to see how the sisters live out their devotion to God by putting the needs of others before their own. It was a positive and uplifting experience for our team and it brought us closer with the community.”