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.
if you feel called by the Lord to ...
> be a contemplative
> live a life for the
youth and the poor
> be a Son of Charity
then fill the contact
form and write in to:
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.