Missionaries of Charity is an international religious family of
pontifical right composed of active and contemplative branches
with perpetual public vows of chastity, poverty, obedience, and
wholehearted and free service to the poorest of the poor,
leading each sister to the perfect love of God and neighbor and
making the Church fully present in the world of today.
The Society was
founded by Mother M. Teresa, M.C. in Calcutta, India, and now
has houses on every continent and in most of the countries of
the world. Their particular mission is to labor for the
salvation and the sanctification of the poorest of the poor all
over the world. Each member of the Society goes where she is
sent and does not choose the place or kind of work.
Candidates must be
between 18 and 35; guided by the right intention; healthy in
body and mind, and so able to bear the hardships of this
vocation; able to acquire knowledge, especially the language of
the people they serve; of a cheerful disposition; and able to
exercise sound judgment.
periods are six-months pre-aspirancy, six-months aspirancy,
one-year postulancy, and two-year novitiate. All candidates must
come for a two-week "come-and-see" in the Bronx, New York house
before they can be considered for entry.
If you wish to send donations to the Missionaries, please
send them to their New York office listed above. We regret that
we are unable to accept them on their behalf at the CMSWR