The Order of the Missionaries of Charity, an organization founded (1948) by Mother Teresa (recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize of 1979), cares for the blind, the elderly, the dying, and people afflicted with leprosy in the poorest sections of the city.
Why did Mother Teresa open Missionaries of Charity?
In 1950, Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries as of 2012. The congregation manages homes for people who are dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis.
|Saint Teresa of Calcutta MC|
|Successor||Sr. Nirmala Joshi, MC|
What is the symbol of the Missionaries of Charity?
Answer: Blue-bordered sari of Mother Teresa has been recognised as an Intellectual Property of the Missionaries of Charity. Blue border pattern is a distinctive symbolic identity of Missionaries of Charity.
What are the four vows taken by the Missionaries of Charity?
Founding the Missionaries of Charity
Members took the traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, but they added a fourth vow—to give free service to the most abjectly poor. In Mother Teresa’s own view, the work of her group was very different from that of secular welfare agencies.
Do the Missionaries of Charity still exist today?
The Missionaries of Charity Center in Calcutta was founded by Mother Teresa in 1950. The center was established to provide support to those in need. Since its foundation, the order has expanded and now comprises 4,500 nuns actively working in more than 600 missions across 133 countries.