MC Contemplative
The Missionaries of Charity – Contemplative (Brothers)

Tribute to Sr. Nirmala Joshi M.C.

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul 2015 Our life on earth is a gift and a mystery. We are all God’s gifts to be lived for him and for others. Our life on earth is a mystery to be contemplated and shared. Sr. Mary Nirmala Joshi M.C., born in Doranda, Ranchi, on 23rd July 1934, [...]

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Sr. Nirmala Joshi M.C.’S Funeral and Burial

Sr. Nirmala Joshi M.C. went home to God on the night of 22nd June 2015, at 12.05 a.m. She was born in Doranda, Ranchi, on 23rd July 1934. Her parents named her Kusum. She was the eldest of ten children. She met Bl. Teresa of Kolkata in March 1958, at the age of 24. She [...]

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Easter 2015

NO EASTER SUNDAY WITHOUT GOOD FRIDAY Praise the Lord, Christ is risen, alleluia, alleluia. He is risen indeed, alleluia, alleluia. We were suffocated for forty days, because we couldn’t say or sing “alleluia”, and if by chance anyone of us due to distraction or routine said or sang alleluia, everybody’s eyes were upon him or [...]

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Christmas 2014

Dearly beloved Brothers and Sisters in Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Liturgically and humanly speaking we are celebrating one of the most beautiful and joyful seasons of the year. Even though we have the season of Advent to prepare us all for the great Christmas event, its spirit is so different from the season of Lent. [...]

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Blessed Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity-Contemplative

Yesterday, today and tomorrow Introduction. We are the fourth Branch on the M.C. Tree, which is the contemplative dimension and expression of the M.C. Charism. Our branch came into existence in Rome, in Via S. Agapito 8, on Monday 19th March, 1979, on the fifth centenary of the great feast of St. Joseph, the patron [...]

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Called to Serve

On Thursday 13th March 2014 the Holy Father Pope Francis completed one year since his election as bishop of the city of Rome and of the whole world; while on Wednesday 19 March 2014, on the feast of St. Joseph, the patron and protector of the universal Church, Pope Francis completed one year since his [...]

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Prayer is the fruit of silence

(Bl. Teresa M.C.) Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the Foundress of the Missionaries of Charity Family and winner of more than 700 awards, was very fond of speaking about the need and importance of silence in our day-to-day life. In her visiting card she wrote about the fruit of silence, which according to her is prayer. [...]

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Diaconate Ordinations 2013

The journey and mission in India “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his mercy endures for ever” (Ps 136:1) Our life on earth is full of surprises, events with profound significances. At times we go through frighteningly impenetrable darkness  with the little torch of faith, although it does not remove all [...]

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Easter Season 2013

Mary Magdalene and the empty tomb It was fifteen minutes past three in the afternoon of the first day after the great Easter Sunday, i.e. Monday in the Octave of Easter. The telephone rang. The call was for me. “Is it a good time? Am I disturbing you?”, the voice was soft and sad. The [...]

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Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

The news that surprised the Church and shocked the world It was Monday 11th February 2013, the 155th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes that the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI held the consistory at which he made a declaration which not only surprised many in the Church but shocked the whole [...]

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