Missionaries of Charity

Missionaries of Charity Contemplatives, reside in Chinsurah. Founded by Mother Theresa in the year 1976, in New York, USA, with St. Prema as the first Superior and in charge of the branch. We were founded for helping the spiritually poorest of the poor.

Our house here at 22 Khirki Lane, Chinsurah, was opened on the 19th of March 1987 with Sister Ancy MC as the first Superior. Our main apostolate is prayer, therefore, we have Eucharistic Adoration everyday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to quench the Thirst of Jesus. All are invited, and many non- Christians drop in for silent prayer and thus come to know Jesus. Besides this, we go out to the streets and families, seeking souls who are hungry for God, and for whom God hungers so much. We pray with them and listen to their problems.

Our Regional House is at St. John’s, Sealdah, Calcutta. Sr. Fatima is the regional Superior and incharge of the Contemplative branch, while Sr. Nirmala MC is our Superior General of both the active and contemplative branches.