The Brothers take a vow of poverty, of celibacy and a strict adherence to Mother Teresa's teachings. 

This is Brother Silas. He was 16 years old when he joined the Brothers. 
Silas' tenure qualified him to attend Mother Teresa's Canonization.

On designated days various groups of the poor line up at the Brothers compound. The line forms on the street and makes its way past their gate and finally to these 3 humble chairs. From here they are called in to meet with one of the Brothers.  Thursday's were for the "Mamas" - unwed mothers struggling to survive. The Brothers do their best to help and are each given a budget to manage in addition to providing clothing, free medical care, and counseling. I saw the three chairs as the seats of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’


The Brothers run a free school in the slum. (one of the few that is free). The kids get a meal every day, for most, it's the only one they get. The school only goes to 5th grade. Mother Teresa felt 5th grade was adequate to learn the basics. The Brothers will not depart from her teachings, even though we know an education requires going further.