Life Style of Missionaries of Charity
- Deliberately and voluntarily choosing to live
a life of poverty and austerity
- choosing to be poor and simple.
- Dressed in simple and modest cotton attire of a
three-striped blue bordered sari (worn in Bengali style),
simple footwear and a simple cloth
handbag, with no wrist watch, no
finger ring or other accessories.
- Living as communities in convents, in simple
dwellings and common rooms, with no provision
of private rooms.
- Going out in pairs, conveyancing in the
cheapest forms of transports, praying the
rosary while travelling.
- Sustained from a common fund of the
Congregation, with no personal bank account
or property in one’s name, no personal money.
- No partaking of any food or drink in the
houses of the poor the rich visited,
providing food for oneself for the day’s journey.
- No participation in social entertainments
such as theatres, parties, restaurants
- Use of electric and electronic appliances only
for absolute necessity i.e. lawful requirements.