Lay Missionaries of Charity



Mother Teresa of Calcutta was canonized on September 4, 2016. Mother Teresa started a group for lay people that now exists in over 50 countries around the world. We have one of these groups right here at St. John Neumann.

Lay Missionaries of Charity is an international association of laypersons founded in 1984 whose members unite themselves closely to Jesus, to the Blessed Mother, and to the poor.  Following in the footsteps of founders St. Teresa of Calcutta and Fr. Sebastian Vazhakala, M.C., the order seeks to quench the thirst of Jesus on the Cross for love of souls, leading members and their families to embrace humility and to strive for holiness.  Members live a life of prayer, Adoration, and close fellowship, and continually offer whole-hearted, free service to the poorest of the poor.

To learn more, feel free to contact parishioner Judy Holladay at or
Lay Missionaries of Charity International:

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better & happier.
Be the living expression of God’s love & kindness;
kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
—   Mother Teresa


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