Branches on the vine

see the list of the houses of the Missionaries of Charity

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in response to Christ’s plea that she make Him known to the poorest of the poor by her humble service of love. She envisioned a congregation of women and received her first companion in March 1949. The “little Society” of twelve members was officially established on 7 October 1950.

Mother Teresa’s Successor

Sr. M. Prema MC (Superior General) of both the active as well as of    the contemplative branch

ADDRESS:

Motherhouse

Missionaries of Charity

54 A AJC Bose Road

Calcutta WB 700016 India

 

In 1963 Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity Brothers. Two years later, Jesuit Father Ian Travers-Ball (Brother Andrew, M.C.) joined the Brothers in 1965 and became their first Superior. The Brothers were officially established as a diocesan congregation in 1967.

The superior General of the Brothers (the General Servant ) is Br. David Roberts

Address:

Missionaries of Charity Brothers

7 Mansatala Row

Kidderpur

Calcutta 700 023 India

tel. 0091(33)    24497480

                         24497080

e-mail yesu_das2001@yahoo.co.in

 

In 1976 Mother Teresa began a contemplative branch of the Missionaries of Charity Sisters under the direction of Sr. M. Nirmala, M.C. Their mission is to go in search of the souls of the poorest of the poor through the apostolate of prayer, in particular Eucharistic Adoration, and the spiritual works of mercy.

  

MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY – CONTEMPLATIVE BROTHERS

In answer to a similar desire of men for a more contemplative life in the service of the poor, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity Contemplative Brothers on 19 March 1979 with Fr. Sebastian Vazhakala, M.C. Consisting of brothers and priests, they were formally established as a Diocesan Congregation in Rome on 8 December 1993.

FATHER GENERAL:

FR. SEBASTIAN VAZHAKALA, M.C.

MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY-CONTEMPLATIVE BROTHERS

VIA DI S. AGAPITO, 8

00177 ROMA – ITALY

TEL.:  06/ 21.70.77.02

FAX :  06/ 21.70.77.03

Email: MCCbrothers@libero.it

 

 In 1984, Mother Teresa founded, with Fr. Joseph Langford, the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. Their purpose is to give priestly service to the poorest of the poor, spiritual assistance to the MC Family, and to spread Mother Teresa’s spirituality and mission. The Fathers became a congregation of diocesan right in Tijuana, Mexico in 1992.

Superior General

Fr. brian kolodiejchuk, M.c.

M.C. Fathers mother house:

padres misioneros de la caridad

TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA

MEXICO

 

TEL: 52 664 624 67 96

 52 664 462 46 51

FAX: 52 664 623 06 21

mcfathers@yahoo.com

 

 

MAILING  ADDRESS

MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY FATHERS 

PMB 815

2498 ROLL DRIVE

SAN DIEGO, CA 92154-7275

U.S.A.

 

 

PADRI MISSIONARI DELLA CARITA'

VICOLO TOR DEL FISCALE n° 73

00178 ROMA, ITALIA

tEL: 06 7807817

FAX: 06 7825011

E-MAIL: mcfrome@yahoo.com

 

As a religious family the active and contemplative Sisters comprise one congregation, while the Brothers and Fathers are three separate congregations. All share in the charism of Mother Teresa to satiate God’s thirst for love by personal holiness and by working for the salvation and sanctification of the poorest of the poor. For all of the Sisters, Brothers and Fathers, Mother Teresa is “Mother.”

Co-Workers of Mother Teresa

From the beginning of her work, Mother Teresa welcomed and sought the help of lay persons. Eventually those attracted to her and her work formed a group called the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa. Coming from all religions, nations and walks of life, these men and women share in Mother Teresa’s aim to quench the thirst of God for love and souls by seeking to give Him their love and to bring His love to every person with whom they have contact, especially the poorest of the poor, and, above all, those most needy in their own families.

 

Jacqueline de Decker was a young Belgian social worker who in 1948, while on a “working” visit to India, was introduced to Mother Teresa. At the time, Mother Teresa was learning the rudiments of medical care from the Medical Mission Sisters in Patna, Bihar. The two were drawn to each other by a common love for Jesus and a desire to help the poor. Miss De Decker wanted to join Mother Teresa, but serious health problems prevented her. When Jacqueline returned to Belgium, Mother Teresa asked her to become her “second self,” that is, to be united with Mother Teresa as her spiritual sister, offering her sufferings to God for the sake of the poor. Jacqueline took up the task of promoting this apostolate of prayer and self-offering among the sick, linking each person who became a “Sick and Suffering Co-Worker” with an individual Missionary of Charity. Jacqueline De Decker died on Friday, April 3, 2009.

For information, contact:
Sick and Suffering Co-Workers
c/o Missionaries of Charity
Elisenstrasse 15
45139 Essen, Germany
Tel.: 49-201-235-641

 

Mother Teresa had a great love and reverence for the priesthood. Prior to founding the Missionaries of Charity Fathers, Mother Teresa began the Corpus Christi Movement for Priests as a plan of life and holiness with the help of Fr. Joseph Langford, M.c. The Corpus Christi Movement has continued to spread among diocesan priests worldwide under the present leadership of Fr. Pascual Cervera.

 

Address

Fr. Pascual Cervera

P.O. Box 1389

New York e-mail: corpxti@gmail.com

www.corpuschristimovement.org

or

Movimento del Corpus Christi
Archivio Storico di Propaganda Fide
00120 Città del Vaticano
VATICANO

 

Mother Teresa sought to assist priests further by beginning the Veronica Intercessors for Priests, a program of spiritual adoption by which a priest is supported by the prayers and sacrifices of a particular sister. The program is promoted by bishops around the world and has expanded to include many religious congregations.

 

The LAY MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY is an association of lay persons, both married and single, who apply the spirituality of Mother Teresa to their family life. An off-shoot of the M.C. Contemplative Brothers, they began in Rome, April 1984. They have spread to over forty countries.

Mailing address

VIA DI S. AGAPITO, 8

00177 ROMA – ITALY

TEL.:  06/ 21.70.77.02

FAX :  06/ 21.70.77.03

Email: MCCbrothers@libero.it

 

Postulation of Mother Teresa

524 West Calle Primera, Suite #1005N, San Ysidro, CA 92173 USA, USA 0052 664 621 3763