Missionaries Of Charity, Kolkata

Location : Kolkata, West Bengal

Importance :
The institution founded by Mother Teresa of Kolkata

Timing :
8:00am to 12 noon and 3:00pm to 6:00pm ,Thursday closed
Time to Visit : All through the year

Missionaries of Charity is a Roman Catholic religious organize founded in 1950. It was established by Mother Teresa, an Albanian, devoted herself to the serve mankind and in service of God amid the poorest of the pitiable, ailing and the dying for in excess of 50 years of her life.

Mother Teresa was born on 26th August 1910 in Skopje, at present the capital of Macedonia to Albanian parents as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhin. Out in the open early to prayer and service, she was profoundly religious. When she attainted the age of 18, she left her residence for Dublin, Ireland, to unite the Loretto abbey and turned into a nun of the Roman Catholic Church. Subsequent to a year in Ireland, she left and joined the Loretto convent in the north east Indian city Darjeeling, where she spent 17 years of teaching and served as the principal of St. Mary's high school in Calcutta.

In 1948 with the consent of the Pope, she left the convent, substituted her robes for a white sari having a blue border, and went to reside in the slums of Calcutta, where she embarked on her job by compassionating for a lone dying person she found on the streets. The Missionaries of Charity was authoritatively established as a religious parishioner for the Archdiocese of Calcutta during October 1950.

Mother Teresa acknowledged quite a lot of national and international awards for social service for the duration of her life span, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Magsaysay Award in 1962, the Pope John XXIII Peace award in 1971, John Kennedy International Award in 1971. Mother Teresa passed away on September 5, 1997, at the ripe age of 87. Her body was buried in the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity. Mother was beatified by Pope John Paul II at St. Peters square in the Vatican City, on October 19th 2003, seven years subsequent to her death. Hereafter the mother will be referred to as the The Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.

Calcutta turned into the hub of holy mother's charitable and caring dedications. Mother's primary dwelling was Nirmal Hridoy for the ailing and the dying. She also founded Sishu Bhawan for the destitute people, orphans and mentally challenged children, Shanti Nagor, a dependency for lepers where they were concern for; they could become skilled at, erect their own houses and could toil on their individual fields, AIDS hospice and many more. The first abode outside India was originated in 1965 in Venezuela. The other centers were later opened in Italy, Tanzania, Australia, US, Communist Cuba, past Soviet Union and so on.

The institute committed to the functioning for the insolvent, at the moment comprises more than 550 charitable trust homes in more than 120 countries. One can glimpse numerous volunteers crosswise the world. A volunteer does not need to be Catholic, or yet religious and as well not obligatory to link in the daily prayer and Mass at the Mother House. Prayer moment is at 6 am and 6pm. The working days are six days every week and Thursday is the rest day. The Volunteer effort is alienated into morning and afternoon shift. People can effort either or both. But there are definite homes stringently for male or female volunteers.
If an individual wants to volunteer, one have to make contact with at the administrative centre for volunteers,

Mother House Contact No: 033-22497115
Time for Registration: 3 pm Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In addition volunteers can put their effort for as several or only some days. The job can be passionate but without prior experience. Works consist of the whole lot, from the laundry, serving to clean a injury or clutch a paralyzed woman to have a bath. Breakfast for every volunteer is obtainable at the Mother House.

The Mother House houses a little museum, where the personal belongings of the Mother such as books, cot and many other things are preserved. Admission is free. Visiting Hours: 8:00 am -12.00 and 3:00 pm -6:00 pm
On Thursday The Mother House remains closed.
At the present moment, this charitable organization comprises of more than 4,950 sisters all round the globe, engaged in 766 centers in 120 countries. In Recent years, German born Sister Mary Prema has selected as the superior general of the Missionaries of Charity (MC).

How to Reach

Kolkata is well linked by road, train and air with all major cities in India and other parts of the world. One can hire a cab, use the public transport system, which includes buses and the metro rail.

Contacts :

  • West Bengal Tourism 3/2, BBD Bag (East), Kolkata, Phone : 033-22485917/ 5168/ 8271 Fax: 22485168
  • Missionaries of Charity, 54A, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata 700 016,Phone: 033- 245 2277, 249 7115
  • Nirmal Hriday, 251, Kalighat Rd, Kolkata 700026, Phone: 033- 24644223, Friday to Wednesday 8 to 11.30am, and 3-5pm


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