The twentieth century had been defined as the ‘century of women’ and we thank the Lord, because with a renewed apostolic dynamism, our community of Tamanna has opened its door to a new form of service. Last year the home for the street children had to be temporarily closed due to the many obstacles by the Government. This year, in response to the call of the church and of the Institute, after much discernment and prayer, we decided to take up a new service in the existential peripheries: the service of the mentally disoriented and abandoned women.

We started it because of the many women who wander about aimlessly in the streets of Delhi and are disowned by their home because of their disoriented mind. Very soon the number increased: the police brought us a psychiatric patient and six other inmates from an NGO «Earth Saviours Foundation» at Gurugram were sent to our home. Thus, the community of Tamanna, in addition to the coaching of the children of the nearby farms and of study centres in the Colonies, is responding to the new poverties that challenge us as sisters of charity. Thanks to the open vision and to the wisdom of our provincial superior Sr. Therese and to her team, we have managed to turn Tamanna into a place of hope and peace for the ones whom society disowns. May God strengthen our hearts in love and our hands in service, as we venture into this challenging service of the «signs of the times».