“Come, be my light!” (Jesus to our Foundress)
Our Society known as the Missionaries of Charity Contemplative is a diocesan religious Institute composed of Brothers and priests with equal rights and obligations, founded by St. Teresa of Calcutta with Fr. Sebastian Vazhakala, on 19 March, 1979.
It was erected into a diocesan religious Institute in Rome by his Eminence Cardinal Camillo Ruini, on 8 December, 1993, on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The members take public vows of Chastity, Poverty, Obedience and whole-hearted free Service to the poorest of the poor lived according to the Institute’s own Constitutions:
- With a life marked by an intense life of prayer, penance and works of mercy in simplicity and humility within their own communities and in the heart of the world, aided by the Superior who is their father, teacher and guide.
- Who are called by the Lord to reflect, live and diffuse the Spirit, Charism and Mission entrusted to our Foundress, St. Teresa of Calcutta. Currently the Brothers serve the poorest of the poor in Rome, Albania, India, Ghana, Nigeria and Israel.
What are they called to do?
“Little one, give me souls” (Jesus to our Foundress)
To satiate the infinite thirst of Jesus on the Cross and in the Eucharist for love and for souls. Remaining in the heart of the Church we consecrate and sanctify ourselves, our Society and the entire world, especially the world of the poorest of the poor: