Regional Superior: Sister Rose Clara Lee, M.C.
Vocation Director: Sister Joshua Marie Torson, M.C.
Vocation Phone: 718-292-0019
The 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.
Initial formation 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 office.