Missionaries of Compassion is a Religious Society of Apostolic Life of diocesan right, founded by Rev. Dr. Jose Kaimlett under the patronage of the Archbishop of Hyderabad. Rev. Dr. Jose Kaimlett is the Founder also of the Clerical Missionary Society of Heralds of Good News and the Missionary Sisters of Good News. Fr. Jose was a philanthropist who undertook many developmental activities for the benefit of the poor and the downtrodden in the remotest villages of the central-south and north east regions of India and East Africa. The Lord called him to Eternal Rest on 27 June 2018.
The charism of Missionaries of Compassion is alleviation of the sufferings of our brethren by compassionate service. Thus, the objective of the Missionaries of Compassion is to take care of the poor, the sick, the destitute, the old and the abandoned. It is a religious Society oriented towards the immediate relief of the pain and problems of the sick and suffering, of the poor and the needy, without any discrimination of religion, sex, caste or creed.
The Missionaries of Compassion has established different homes for the elderly, primary health centers, hospitals, dispensaries, asylums, boarding homes, orphanages and schools for the education of the poor and abandoned children with the aim to reach out to the maximum number of people by establishing our centers among the poor and the abandoned.
In January 2020, the Missionaries of Compassion formed St. Mary’s Province and St. Joseph’s Province in India and a Region named St. John for the East African Areas with its headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania. The St. Joseph’s Province has its headquarters at Eluru and does compassionate services through formation centres, orphanages, soup kitchens, health care centers, hospitals, village development services etc., at the North East and the South-Central regions of India.