Missionaries of Charity, Our Lady, Gate of Heaven – West Coast
164 Milagra Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044
We are an international religious family completely attached to the person of Jesus and His work. Our aim is to quench the infinite thirst of Jesus on the cross for the love of souls by profession of the evangelical counsels and our fourth vow of wholehearted and free service to the poorest of the poor. “Whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do to me.” (Mt. 25:40)
Worldwide, our apostolates include mobile dispensaries, homes for abandoned babies and children, and homes for the dying. In the United States, our apostolates include care for men and women dying with AIDS and the homeless and hungry, summer day camps, catechesis and after-school programs, and visiting families, shut-ins, prisons, hospitals, and nursing homes. We have 760 missions in 139 countries.
Girls desiring to join us must be between the ages of 18 and 35. They must be sufficiently mature to adopt our way of life and healthy in body and mind. They need to be of a cheerful disposition, able to exercise sound judgment, and full of common sense.