Mother Teresa travels, always with another nun, on a tourist-class pass donated by the Indian government.
|In Mother Teresa's empire are
several institutions for the physically and mentally ill, rehabilitation
centers where people can work, leper colonies for those ostracized because
of disease, mobile clinics and food programs, one of which provides 5,000
meals a day. At Prem Dan (Gift of Love), another part of the Calcutta
mission, Mary Ellen Mark witnessed the treatment of the insane: "In the
early morning, sisters get patients up. Some are miserable, others happy,
manic. Girl in the enclosure recognizes us. 'Hello, Auntie. Hello,
Sister.' The girl who used to be catatonic says 'Ma, Ma.' She sits under
Mother Teresa's robes and makes a nun's habit from the skirt of her sari.
Another girl dances for Mother.