Alexian Brothers (C.F.A.) “The love of Christ compels us” to
dedicate our lives to care for sick, poor, dying, and marginalized people in our society in collaboration with others. Daily
Eucharist, communal prayer and private prayer support us in
our way of life. The foundation in the religious life of prayer
and life in community sustains us in Christ’s healing mission.
“Whatever you do for one of these least brothers of mine, you do
for me.” (Mt 25: 40) We provide health care services in a hospital
network. We provide health care and housing services for older
adults in a variety of settings: adult day care, P. A. C. E., assisted
living facilities, nursing homes, and retirement communities.
We provide transitional housing for people with AIDS. We have
medical missions in the Philippines and Hungary. Director of
Vocations: Br. Dan McCormick, C.F. A., 3040 W. Salt Creek Lane,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005; 1-800-556-0332; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.alexianbrothers.
org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 2. Code #141.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.)—Midwest Province of Our
Mother of Good Counsel The Augustinians are called to
deepen their interior life through prayer and respond in service
to the needs of the church. Our service to the church is nurtured
by a commitment to individual and communal prayer and a
dedication to build community among our members, as well
as within our apostolates. Like Augustine, we believe God is
at the very core of the human heart, and we strive to be “one
mind, one heart” in God. The Midwest Province of Our Mother
of Good Counsel has 100 priests and brothers involved in a
variety of work. Our apostolates include (and are not limited
to) work in parishes, high schools, universities, hospitals, retreats, and foreign missions. Vocation Office, 7740 S. Western
Avenue, Chicago, IL 60620; (773) 776-3044; e-mail: vocations@
See ad on page 64. Code #207.
Augustinian Friars (O. S.A.)—Province of St. Joseph, Canada Augustinians in Canada minister to pilgrims and retreatants
at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace near Toronto. We also serve
in four parishes in the Toronto and Vancouver archdioceses. Our
province has traditionally fostered theological study and pastoral service in a setting of common life, liturgical celebration,
and fraternal support. Vocation Director: Fr. Francis Galvan,
O.S. A., Augustinian Monastery, P. O. Box 550, King City, Ontario,
Canada; (905) 833-5368; e-mail: email@example.com.
See ad on page 64. Code #207.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.)—Province of St. Thomas of
Villanova The Villanova Province consists of over 200 friars
living in communities in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Florida, with missions in
Japan, Peru, and South Africa. With two institutions of higher
learning, three high schools, a retreat house, and a number of
parishes along the East Coast, we friars are found in various types
of ministries and settings, working with the People of God and
striving to be united in mind and heart intent upon God, as St.
Augustine challenges us. Vocation Director: Fr. Kevin DePrinzio,
O.S.A., St. Thomas Monastery, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova
University, Villanova, PA 19085; (610) 519-7548; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.augustinian.org.
Latino inquirers please contact: Fr. Luis Madera, O.S.A., Casa
Agustin, 16401 N. W. 37th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054; e-mail: email@example.com.
See ad on page 64. Code #207.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.)—Western Province
The Augustinians in the West are a small fraternity who work
with and minister to both Anglo and Hispanic. No human
being is a stranger to an Augustinian. We minister to youth at
St. Augustine High in San Diego and Villanova Prep School in
Ojai. We minister in seven parishes in Oregon and California.
We serve the poor in Tijuana, Mexico, where we conduct an
orphanage. We enjoy pioneering efforts and in the past two
decades have established a high school in California’s Central
Valley, a retreat center in Oregon, and low income housing for
families in south San Diego. Vocation Director: Fr. Tom Whelan,
O.S.A., 108 Cole St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1116; (415)
387-3626; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See ad on page 64. Code #207.
Augustinians of the Assumption (A.A.)—The Assumptionists are an international Augustinian congregation in the spirit
of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Since our foundation
over 150 years ago, we have lived in “apostolic community,”
balancing a common life where we strive to be brothers of one
mind and one heart intent upon God and an active engagement
in the world where we try, in the footsteps of our founder, Fr.
Emmanuel d’Alzon (see Wikipedia article), to address the modern ills of indifference, ignorance of the faith, and unbelief. We
are a world-wide congregation of 1,000 religious located in 30
countries. We have acquired experience in, and a reputation for,
education in all its forms, journalism, ecumenism, pilgrimages,
and popular evangelization, to name a few. Contact: Fr. John L.
Franck, A. A., Assumption College, 512 Salisbury St., Worcester,
MA 01609; (508) 767-7517; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
Barnabite Fathers and Brothers (C.R.S.P.) [Clerics Regular
of St. Paul] The Barnabite Fathers, the Clerics Regular of St.
Paul, inspired to follow the spirit of St. Paul by their founder,
St. Anthony M. Zaccaria, profess solemnly the vows of poverty,
chastity, and obedience and live in communities that, from our
beginnings in 1530, have been characterized by an intense life
of interior renewal, centered on Christ Crucified and on the
Eucharist, by a remarkable communal spirit, and dedication
to spiritual renewal whose true purpose is the genuine honor
of Christ, genuine availability to one’s neighbor and profound
humility. We serve in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe,
and South America in a variety of ministries including Spiritual
Centers, parishes, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, NY, education,
and the missions. For information see our website: http://www.
catholic-church.org/barnabites or contact Rev. Peter M. Ca-labrese, C.R.S.P., P.O. Box 167, Youngstown, NY 14174-0167;
(716) 754-7489; e-mail: BarnabitesUSA@fatimashrine.com. See
our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 65. Code #254.
Basilian Monks (O.S.B.M.)—Exarchic Greek Abbey of St.
Mary of Grottaferrata We constitute one Catholic Order of
Byzantine-Greek Rite, established in 1004, fifty years before
the separation between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.
Our ascetic life is based on the integral observance of the Holy
Gospel according to the spirituality of the Holy Greek Fathers,
transmitted to us especially by our Holy Founders Nilus and
Bartholomew. Our days are organized around the Liturgy,
personal prayer, and work: spiritual direction, maintenance
of our monastic library open to the public, publication of
periodicals and books, restoration of ancient books, teaching
at our Monastery high school, monastic museum, and cultivating the earth. We are committed to service for the unity of
Christians, particularly between Catholics and Orthodox, and
we contribute to the dialogue with daily efforts in conversion,
penance, asceticism and prayer. Our lives are animated by the
desire to live and accomplish the prayer of Jesus to the Father
“so that they may all be one.” God calls you. The Church
needs you. Come join us! Fr. Antonio Costanza, O.S.B.M.,
Corso del Popolo, 128, I-00046 Grottaferrata (Rome) Italy;
0039.06.9459309; fax: 0039.06.9456734; e-mail: segreteria@
abbaziagreca.it; website: http://www.abbaziagreca.it/en. See our
web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Conception Abbey The simple
existence of the monks of Conception Abbey is defined in the
order’s motto: Ora et Labora (“Pray and Work”). Conception
monks gather six times a day for common prayer. Individual
prayer, or Lectio Divina, is also an essential part of daily life. As
members of the faculty of Conception Seminary College, the
monks provide formation for young men pursuing a priestly
vocation. The monks welcome guests to the abbey and offer
a wide array of retreats, tours, and youth programs. They provide pastoral care in hospitals, convents, and parishes in four
states, and spread the Gospel of the written word through their
Printery House. The monks tend the abbey grounds and care for
farmland and orchards. They are carpenters, historians, writers,
scholars, teachers, musicians, and artisans. Fr. Benedict Neenan,
O. S. B., P. O. Box 501, Conception, MO 64433; (660) 944-2857;
fax: (660) 944-2800; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Mount Saviour Monastery Mount Saviour is a small contemplative community of men
seeking God together through an ever more complete availability to
God. That “in all things God may be glorified” we strive to witness
to God’s presence in the world by living a simple, genuine and full
monastic life through a harmonious balance of prayer, study, work,
hospitality and leisure. We support ourselves by work within the
enclosure of the monastery. Our location is rural and picturesque
and provides a peaceful environment that encourages us to listen
for the voice of God. To men who believe seeking God to be primary in their lives—come join our family. For more information,
to arrange a visit, or for a copy of our documentary “The Everyday”
contact: Vocation Director, Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Rd., Pine City, NY 14871; (607) 734-1688; e-mail: vocations@
msaviour.org; website: http://www.msaviour.org.
The Xaverian Brothers,
a community in mission,
falling in love with the
service of God
and inviting others
to join in mission with them.
For further information contact:
Bro. Jim Connolly, CFX
Xaverian Brothers Generalate
4409 Frederick Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Newark Abbey What are
Monks doing in the City? The Benedictine Monks of Newark
Abbey have been in the center of Newark, Ne w Jersey since 1857.
Living in community according to the Rule of St. Benedict. We
follow a daily schedule that balances prayer and work. We serve
the people of God through our ministries in Saint Benedict’s
Preparatory School, Saint Mary’s School, and Saint Mary’s Parish.
We offer assistance to local parishes, chaplaincies in hospitals
and colleges/universities. So why don’t you come live the Rule
of St. Benedict with us! Men ages 21-35 may contact the Vocation Director, Br. Patrick Winbush, O.S.B., Newark Abbey, 528
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102; (973)
792-5772; e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.
Enter #198 at VocationMatch.com
See ad on page 139. Code #182.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Saint Anselm’s Abbey Set in
its peaceful 40 acres in northeast Washington, DC, St. Anselm’s
is a community of men dedicated to seeking God in prayer,
work, and living a communal life under the Rule of St. Benedict
and an abbot. Central to the common life are praying the
Divine Office in choir and personal prayer, so “that nothing be
preferred to Christ”; and manual and scholarly work, so “that
in all things God may be glorified.” The monks share their life
with others by teaching in the Abbey school—on site with 250
male students in grades six through twelve—and at the nearby
Catholic University; in offering hospitality, spiritual direction,
and giving retreats; in chaplaincies and parish assistance. St.
Benedict insists in his Rule that newcomers be warned of the
hardships monastic life entails, and that the beginning is bound
to be difficult. But he promises that fidelity to the discipline
of the monastic life will lead to “hearts overflowing with the
inexpressible delight of love.” Contact: Vocation Director, St.
Anselm’s Abbey, 4501 S. Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, DC
20017; (202) 269-2335; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Saint Gregory’s Abbey St.
Gregory’s Abbey, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, is a community of 28
priests and brothers, living and working and praying together
according to the Rule of St. Benedict. Our French founders
established the Catholic Church in what eventually became