chapter  6
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From church rebel to church asset

This chapter concentrates on Mother Teresa’s expectations about the nature of her work in Calcutta before arriving in India in January 1929, her initial disappointment and growing frustration with her superiors at Loreto, and the support she received from the Roman Catholic establishment in Calcutta, Delhi and the Vatican by the time she began to challenge the long-established missionary tradition from the mid-1940s onwards. Particular attention is paid to efforts made by Mother Teresa and some of her friends and biographers to cover some of the details about the tension between Mother Teresa and some Loreto superiors before she finally left the Loreto order in 1948 to set up her congregation two years later.