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Sister Fidelis and Sister Amalia are Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity, part of a small group who came out to Fitzroy from India in 1970 with Mother Teresa to open a community house in Gore Street Fitzroy, at the invitation of Archbishop Knox. They talk about conditions in Fitzroy at the time and their charitable work in Fitzroy, mostly amongst the lonely, the homeless and alcoholic men. They provide many anecdotes of people they have worked with over the years and the changes they have seen, including the growing prevalence of younger people with drug issues.
They also talk about differences in working with the poor in India and the contrasts of physical and spiritual poverty.