On the 7th of October in the year 1950, Mother Teresa got the Vatican permission to start the missionary of charity in Calcutta, the mission of which would be to take care of the poor, needy, crippled, homeless, and people who are shunned by the society. The missionary has got a number of branches all over the country. The journey of Mother Teresa's missionaries of charity started with the setting up of home for 'the Dying' in space.
Mother Teresa Missionary of Charity started at a small level with 13
members. However, things have changed now. Today, the missionary has a
wide network containing thousands of nuns that are running charity
centers, orphanages and AIDS hospices etc. The missionaries run schools
to provide education to the street children. For them, the facility of
soup kitchen is also available that offers food at subsidized rates.
The missionary of charity in Calcutta runs nine homes like homes for
women, the dying, orphans and many more. It has also established a
colony for the lepers. In the year 1990, Mother Teresa was asked to
resign from the post of head of the missionaries. But, in a short span
of time, she was voted back as the Superior General of the missionaries.
Later, on the 13th of March in the year 1997, as in six months before
the death of Mother Teresa, Sister Mary Nirmala Joshi was appointed as
the new Superior General.