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Wetaskiwin Group home renamed Mother Teresa House

Wetaskiwin Group home renamed Mother Teresa House

Staff at a Wetaskiwin group home unveiled the new name of their residence during a special house blessing ceremony on Tuesday, August 23.  The residence, formerly known as Group Home 1982, is now named the Mother Teresa House, in dedication to the late Sister.

Mother Teresa House first opened in Wetaskiwin in 1989, where they have been serving as a community disability residence for 27 years. The home provides round-the-clock care to ensure all residents have their individual needs tended to in a comfortable environment. The residence currently serves five individuals ranging from 47 to 70 years of age.

Father Nico Macapinlac of Sacred Heart Parish in Wetaskiwin performed the house blessing ceremony, which was attended by special guests who drove in from Red Deer and Edmonton for the event.

Mother Teresa was best known for her unwavering commitment to the Lord through her lifelong, selfless dedication in providing charity and care for individuals who were sick and underprivileged. She has inspired thousands of individuals worldwide through her religious vocation and universal message of serving all with love and compassion. Mother Teresa is set to be canonized as a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, September 4.

Touched by her legacy and humility, the staff chose to rename their residence after Mother Teresa as a reminder of the impact the late Sister has made through serving all individuals. The staff strive to exemplify this compassion through their own work of providing care to residents within the home on a daily basis. With the unveiling of their new name, the staff also hope to emulate Mother Teresa’s message by being an impression of God’s kindness.