The Kalighat Home of the Pure Heart is better described by its former name, “Kalighat Home for the Dying”. It is a hospice for the destitute, sick and dying in the Kalighat neighborhood of Kolkata, India. What’s so special about this nursing home? It was established by no less than Mother Theresa just two years after she founded the Missionaries of Charity also in Kolkata in 1950. The charitable hospice was established in 1952, on Mother Theresa’s 42nd birthday.
Kalighat neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in South Kolkata. It is in need of help since it is densely populated yet very [Read more…]