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Missionary/ Missionaries of Charity is a charitable organization set up by Mother Teresa in the city of Kolkata/ Calcutta, India.

Missionary of Charity

Missionary of Charity
The Missionary of Charity
The Missionary of Charity is a society founded by Mother Teresa in the city of Calcutta. In the year 1950, she received permission from the Vatican to set up her own order, originally known as Diocesan Congregation of the Calcutta Diocese. Thus was born the society or charitable institution, which later came to be known as the Missionaries of Charity. The main aim of the Mother Teresa Missionary of Charity is to help all those people who are sick, poor, needy and have been discarded by the society.

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu at Skopje on August 26th 1910. By the time she attained the age of eighteen, she realized that her mission in this life was to serve God and Jesus. She joined the Convent of Our Lady of Loreto in Dublin. Impressed with St. Therese of Lisieux, she adopted the name Teresa and took her vows in 1931. In 1937, she came to Calcutta (now Kolkata) and joined St. Mary's High School. It was there that she realized her true calling and devoted her life in service of the sick, poor and needy people in the society.

The Mission The mission of the Missionaries of Charity, started in Kolkata city of India, is to care for…

"The hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone." --- Mother Teresa

Pope Paul VI granted a Decree of Praise to Mother Teresa in the year 1965 and with it came the permission to expand the order to other countries. From a small Order with 12 members, today it has expanded to over 4,000 nuns running a number of charitable institutions. The Missionaries of Charity now has branches in almost 133 countries of the world. It has set up orphanages, AIDS hospices and charity centers throughout the world.

Sister Concerns
Training of Active and Contemplative Sisters

The training period ranges from six months to six years. After the completion of six months training, you become an aspirant, while, at the end of the sixth year of training, you become a Tertian. The exact duration of the stages is…
How to Reach The Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India

By Air
The airport of Kolkata has direct flights to all the major cities in India. There are also direct flights to most of the South-Asian cities.

By Rail
There are two main railway stations in Kolkata, at Howrah and at Sealdah. Both the stations are well connected with all the key cities in the country.

By Road
An extensive network of roads link Kolkata with the other cities of the country.

Local Transport
Trams, buses, rickshaws, metered taxis, minibuses and Metro are available for traveling within the city.