A motherhouse or Mother House is the principal house or community for a religious institute,[1] for example the Missionaries of Charity's "Mother House" in Kolkata, which functions as the congregation's headquarters.[2] A motherhouse would normally be where the residence and offices of the religious superior of the institute would be located.[1] If the institute is divided geographically, it is referred to as the provincial motherhouse and would be where the regional superior would be in residence.

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  1. ^ a b YourDictionary, Motherhouse
  2. ^ Kolkata Tourism, Mother House Kolkata (Timings, History, Entry Fee, Images, Built by & Information), accessed 14 February 2023