Structure of the Congregation

Structure of the cong

To enable us as a faith community to respond to God and to minister effectively, we establish governmental structures that free us for the ways of the Spirit. Our government flows from and animates our shared life and mission. …

Our governmental structures at the local, provincial, and international levels provide for the participation of each member and for the exercise of authority. …

We share Mother Theresa’s conviction that for our congregation central government strengthens us in our proclamation of the good news and is indispensable for fostering unity.

You Are Sent, Constitution 40, 42, 43


We are organized into 10 administrative units called “Provinces”:

  • Province of Africa (AF)
  • Atlantic-Midwest Province (AM)
  • Central Pacific Province (CP)
  • Province of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALC)
  • Bavarian Province (BY)
  • Hungarian Province (MG)
  • Province of Austria-Italy (ÖR-IT) includes Czechoslovakian Province (CE)
  • Polish Province (PO)
  • Slovenian Province (SI)
Learn more about the provinces

The Generalate

The Generalate is the name given to the house in Rome where the General Council lives and works. There are six sisters on the General Council: the General Superior and five General Councilors. Also living and working at the Generalate are staff who support the work of the General Council, coordinate various congregational offices and maintain the property. This is a multicultural, multilingual community with sisters from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Poland, Slovenia and the USA.

Since 2016, the congregational novitiate has also been part of the Generalate building. The novitiate is also multicultural with sisters and novices from Brazil, Germany, Ghana, Kenya,  Nigeria, and Poland.

Location:  Via della Stazione Aurelia, 95  – 00165  Roma, Italia
Tel.  + 39 06-6652-01
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Learn more about the Generalate


“Many things have changed in the history of our congregation, but neither political revolutions, persecution and suppression, nor radical social, philosophical, or theological developments have been able to destroy our unity. … Over the years we have become diversified in our externals and lifestyles, yet remain united in the essential of our religious life. The fact that the diversity in dress, name, lifestyle, and traditions does not separate us reflects the vitality of our spirituality.” (Mirroring Our Charism, 2007)