We ask you to consider helping us feed the hungry at the Missionaries of Charity by donating to our Charitable Giving Fund with a “Match of the Cost of your Dinner” donation or whatever amount you are comfortable in donating (you can make the donation at our cashier station). Founded by St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Missionaries of Charity sisters assigned to the St. Louis convent continue her mission of feeding the hungry. We thank you for any donation! If you can’t attend a Fish Fry but still want to donate, please drop your donation at the parish office or in the K of C donation box on the wall next to our Rack-In-The-Back in the south church vestibule.
From the St. Louis Review (newspaper of the St. Louis Archdiocese):
History of Missionaries of Charity in St. Louis
Cardinal John J. Carberry requested that Mother Teresa (St. Teresa of Kolkata) send some members of her order to work in St. Louis. During a meeting for inner-city priests at a forum in Minnesota in 1976, Cardinal Carberry said he invited Mother Teresa to visit St. Louis and “if she could see a way for it, to establish a convent of her sisters in the north St. Louis area.”
In April 1978, Mother Teresa visited St. Louis to participate in the Congress of the Institute on Religious Life. At the time, she took a tour of north St. Louis with Cardinal Carberry, searching for what she described as “the poorest of the poor.”
Cardinal Carberry repeated his request to her at that time, and the tour was intended to convince the nun that the sisters were needed in St. Louis. The Yugoslavian-born saint worked in Kolkata among the poor, lepers, homeless and starving. Her work was recognized worldwide, including a nomination for the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize.
As of 2015, there were 5,150 active and contemplative sisters serving in 758 houses in 139 countries, according to information from the Missionaries of Charity website. There are 17 houses in the Midwest.
If you would like to donate to the very worthwhile cause, you can go to our online ordering page that you would go to to place your online fish fry orders by clicking here and then scroll down to the bottom of the menu.
Missionaries of Charity continue mission of serving poorest of the poor
With a new soup kitchen, Missionaries of Charity continue mission of quenching the thirst of Jesus through serving needy
By Jennifer Brinker, St. Louis Review (August 24, 2018 | 10:25 AM)
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(St.) Mother Teresa of Calcutta Center
established by the Missionaries of Charity, aims to promote and support authentic knowledge of, and devotion to, Mother Teresa by the study, development and dissemination of her work, spirituality and message.
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The Missionaries of Charity Sisters
A religious community in the Catholic Church, founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta (now St. Teresa of Calcutta) in 1950 in Calcutta, India.
Our community is totally dedicated to the service of the poorest of the
poor, irrespective of social class, creed or colour. We deliberately choose to show God’s concern for the poorest and the lowliest, remaining right on the ground, while offering immediate and effective service to those in need, until they can find someone who can help them in a better and more lasting way.
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