..called to imitate the love

     of Jesus Crucified.


Saint Magdalene of Canossa (1774-1835) though of noble birth and rich, emptied herself of her wealth in order to serve the poor so that she could be a witness of God’s love to those in need. In doing so she identified herself with the love of Jesus Crucified “who though being divine in nature did not claim in fact equality with God, but emptied himself, taking on the nature of a servant, made in human likeness … and humbled himself by dying on the cross”.

The confident abandonment of these our first brothers to God and their lives deprived of all means and of human securities, brought our Institute to experience like Christ that unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it cannot bear fruit.
Today that seed after 176 years of struggle has produced and is producing fruit in Italy, Brazil, Philippines, India, and Tanzania.

Saint Magdalene started the institute for the daughters of Charity in the year 1808 and in 1831 the sons of Charity were born at the foot of the cross”. A few religious brothers, helped by some laymen, for a long time and amidst many difficulties kept alive the divine gift that was entrusted to Magdalene.



We witness to the love of Christ Crucified by responding generously to the needs of the times and the place where we are, in accordance to the local church, through activities such as:


Assistance to the Youth

Youth Centers (Oratory)

Works of Charity towards the poor and the least. 

Dear Friend,

if you feel called by the Lord to ...

 >    be a contemplative in action

>    live a life for the youth and the poor

>    be a Son of Charity

then fill the contact form and write in to:

Vocation Promoter,
Canossian Fathers,
Fr Angelo Pasa Ashram,
Jeevan Pushpa, Pragati Complex,
Fatherwadi, Gokivare, Vasai (E),
Thane - Maharashtra - 401 208

Tel: (0250) 245 0383


Criteria for admission

×   a good Christian life: one who regularly  partecipates at mass, receives the sacraments and meditates on the Word of God.

×   Age limit: Max. 25 years of age.

×   Status: single.

×   College graduate with any degree (BA, B. Com. or BSc.) and those in the final stages of graduation, or XII Std. past.

×   Needs to be a "fresher" (one who has not entered into any religious congregation).

×   Good knowledge of English is necessary.

NB.  A pre-seminary experience is offered for those who are presently studying
   in the X, XI o XII Std.