The Active Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity

A Catholic priest, Father Thomas Maikowski has served in diocesan and parish ministry, as an educational administrator, and as a teacher of preschool thru college students for nearly four decades. He also spent many years as an Air Force chaplain. Father Maikowski also serves Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity by providing seminars and supporting the Sisters with pastoral ministry.

The active Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity family have a twofold apostolate. First of all, they strive to love Jesus and adore Him every day through attending Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Secondly, they go out to the poorest of the poor and provide for their material and spiritual needs in order to recognize in them God’s image and likeness. While fulfilling this mission, they rely entirely on God’s Divine Providence for their own needs and those of the people they serve.

Founded in 1950 by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, the Missionaries of Charity take public vows of perpetual poverty, chastity, and obedience, and also pledge to dedicate their lives to serving the poorest of the poor. They have houses across the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. For more information about the Sisters or to volunteer with them, visit