M O N K
C ONTE P L Trappist Cistercian
A small self-supporting
community in the Ozark
foothills of Missouri.
RR 5 Box 1056
Ava, MO 65608
Enter #121 at VocationMatch.com
nine provinces throughout Canada and the U.S. For more
information contact the Capuchin Vocation Office nearest you.
California: P.O. Box 408, Solvang, CA 93464, (805) 688-4815,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://www.beafriar.com.
Colorado: (303) 981-1111, e-mail: vocations@capuchins.
org, website: http://www.capuchins.org. Pennsylvania: (888)
263-6227, e-mail: email@example.com, website: http//www.
capuchin.com. Midwest USA: (773) 475-6206, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://www. capuchin-franciscans.org. New York/New England: (212) 567-1300,
e-mail: email@example.com, website: http://www.capuchin.
org/vocations. New Jersey/Southeast USA: (201) 863-3871, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http// www.capuchinfriars.
org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 97. Code #091.
Carmelite Friars (O. Carm.) [St. Elias Province] Carmelite
Friars are consecrated religious men who seek the face of God.
Following after the great Prophet Elijah, the Carmelite Friars
hear God’s voice and respond. Founded as one of the first
religious orders to be named after the Blessed Virgin Mary, we
carry on the 800 year tradition of prayer, brotherhood, and work.
While the types of work vary, Carmelites are firmly rooted in the
presence of God. Our saints give heavenly witness to the many
blessings God has besto wed on the Order of Carmelites. Contact
Brother Robert E. Bathe, O. Carm, P. O. Box 3079, Middletown,
NY 10940; (845) 344-2225; e-mail: vocation@carmelitefriars.
org; website: http://www.carmelitefriars.org.
See ad on page 143. Code #307.
Carmelites (O. Carm.) [Most Pure Heart of Mary
Province] Carmelites strive to live in God’s presence, “in
allegiance to Jesus Christ,” through prayer, community, and
ministry. We are engaged in various apostolic ministries to serve
the Church, including a wide range of educational, parochial,
and spiritual opportunities. We are teachers, pastors, campus
ministers, chaplains, counselors, retreat directors, authors,
missionaries, and spiritual directors. Members of our Carmelite
Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary serve in many dioceses
and archdioceses throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico,
and Peru. For more information about the Carmelites, please
contact Fr. Sam Citero, O.Carm., Director of Vocations, 1600
Webster St., NE, Washington, DC 20017; (202) 526-1221 ext.
109; e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.carmel-
Claretian Missionaries (C.M.F.) [Sons of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary] The Claretians are a Roman Catholic community of priests and brothers dedicated to spreading the Gospel
of Jesus in more than 60 countries. Our ministries are devoted
to social concerns and issues of justice and peace in parishes,
foreign missions, and publishing. We reach out to young people
in the inner city and on college campuses. We also serve as
doctors, teachers, parish priests, and in many other roles. The
Claretians were founded by St. Anthony Claret, who embodied
the special charisms of community, mission, evangelization,
and spirituality. Contact: Mario Delgado, Vocation Promoter,
Eastern Province, 205 W. Monroe Street, Room 3001, Chicago,
IL 60606; (312) 236-7846; e-mail: vocations3001@claretians.
org; website: http://www.claretianvocations.org.
Comboni Missionaries (M.C.C. J.) Over 4,000 priests, brothers, sisters and lay missionaries in 41 countries around the
world, this institute focuses on those St. Daniel Comboni loved
as “the poorest and most abandoned people in the world.” In
Africa, the Americas, and Asia, their apostolic work consists
of evangelization—quite often first evangelization—
empowering people in the process of ministering to their own needs
within the religious and the broader human contexts. In North
America, the priests and brothers do ministry among the poor in
New Jersey, Ohio, California, Illinois, and Ontario. The sisters
work among the poor in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Persons interested in checking out vocational opportunities
for Comboni priests, brothers, sisters or lay missionaries can
use the contact information that follows; their inquiries will
be directed as appropriate. North American Province, 1318
Nagel Road, Cincinnati, OH 54255; (513) 474-4997; e-mail:
info@ComboniMissionaries.org; or Fr. Angel Camorlinga, (708)
354-1999; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fr. David
Bohnsack, (773) 480-2522; e-mail: email@example.com;
Fr. Manuel Baeza, (626) 339-6732; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Fr. Luigi Zanoto; (973) 685-6338; e-mail: email@example.com;
website: http://www.ComboniMissionaries.org. See our web ad
See ad on page 30. Code #123.
Congregation of Christian Brothers (C.F.C.) In the tradition
of Blessed Edmund Rice, the founder, the Congregation of Christian Brothers, is an international community of vowed religious
brothers living and praying in community and missioned by the
church for Christian education. The men Christian Brothers seek
to join with them are Catholic men who sense a call to live in
fraternal community and who wish to minister in the educational
apostolates of the church, especially to youth. They are men with
the religious inspiration and dedication necessary to live a life of
consecrated celibacy and who, through vows of poverty and obedience, place their gifts, talents, and possessions at the disposal
of the community in order to meet the needs of God’s people.
Please contact one of the following. Br. James R. McDonald,
C.F.C., 10001 S. Pulaski Rd., Room 111, Chicago, IL 60655-
3356; (773) 429-4496; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
http://www.erbrothers.org. Br. William T. Flood, C.F.C., 419
Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z7; (416) 604-7992; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: http://www.erbrothers.org. See our
web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 101. Code #095.
Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.) The Congregation of
Holy Cross was founded in post-revolutionary France in 1837.
Blessed Basil Moreau, a priest of the diocese of Le Mans, France,
began a community of priests, brothers and sisters, to educate
the children of LeMans and to assist in the diocese as auxiliary
priests. In just four years, Blessed Basil sent seven brothers
and a priest to the United States as missionaries. A year later
in 1842 these men began the school in northern Indiana that
was eventually to become the University of Notre Dame. Since
then, the priests and brothers have begun five other institutions
of higher learning: St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX), the
University of Portland (Portland, OR), King’s College ( Wilkes-Barre, PA), Stonehill College (North Easton, MA), and Holy
Cross College (Notre Dame, IN) and many high schools. Today,
Holy Cross religious serve in parishes, schools, and missions in
15 countries around the world from North and South America
to Africa, Asia, Europe and Haiti. To learn more visit us at
http://www.holycrosscongregation.org. For further information
about a brothers’ vocation, contact: Br. Jonathan Beebe, C. S.C. at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at http://
www.holycrossbrothers.org. Those interested in priesthood,
contact: Fr. Edwin Obermiller, C. S. C. at email@example.com or
visit their website at http://holycrossvocations.org.
See ad on page 109. Code #097.
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (S.S.S.) Blessed
Sacrament religious are an apostolic community of priests,
brothers, and deacons who, in partnership with the laity, share
a common vision: to have Christ in the Eucharist take hold of
their lives so completely that they will live this mystery fully and
proclaim its po wer to transform lives and communities through
their many diverse and engaging ministries. By prayer in the
presence of Christ in the Eucharist, within a full liturgical life
and an active apostolate, Blessed Sacrament religious and their
associates commit themselves to building Christian communities whose center of life is the Eucharist. Visit our website: http://
www.blessedsacrament.com/vocation or call (440) 442-6311.
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
(S.S.C.C.) The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus
and Mary consists of priests, brothers and sisters. We also
have a secular branch of affiliated lay people. Our Gospel
lifestyle is centered in Eucharistic celebration and adoration,
in living communally with a family spirit, and in apostolic
service to the poor and unevangelized. Our members strive
to contemplate, live and proclaim God’s love, symbolized by
the joined Hearts of Jesus and Mary surrounded by a crown
of thorns. Like those hearts, we are united in suffering and in
joy. Saint Damien of Molokai is our most famous missionary,
known for his service to victims of Hansen’s Disease (leprosy).
Serving them cost him his life, making him our icon of Christ
and inspiring us to live with the same human compassion
and religious zeal for our faith. Contact: Fr. Richard Lifrak,
P.O. Box 111, Fairhaven, MA 02719; (508) 999-0500 ext.
309; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:; http://www.sscc.org.
See ad on page 71. Code #230.
Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (C.S.S.) Stigmatine
Priests and Brothers belong to an international community
headquartered in Rome, with houses in the U.S., Italy, England,
German, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Botswana, Brazil
Paraguay, Chile, India, Georgia (Russia), the Philippines, and
Thailand. St. Gaspar Bertoni founded in 1816 and entrusted
the Congregation to the protection and patronage of Mary and
Joseph, the Holy Spouses, because their marriage prepared,
welcomed, and educated the mission of the Son of God. CSS
motto, “Euntes Docete” is Latin for “Go Forth and Teach.”
Apostolic work: seminary formation, spiritual direction,
counseling, retreats, campus/youth/parish ministry, voluntary
foreign missions, parish missions. Stigmatine formation offers a
customized academic program based on individual background,
but maintains a common character by the quest to unity in life
through contemplation and apostolic activity, shared fraternity,
dedication to work, quest for excellence, coupled with humility. Men ages 18-45 are invited to contact Fr. Geoff Deeker,
N. A., Province, 554 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452-3097;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.stigma-
See ad on page 44. Code #046.
Crosier Fathers and Brothers (O.S.C.) For 800 years we
Crosiers have marked each day celebrating the Liturgy of the
Hours and Eucharist as a community of priests and brothers. We
live with the risen crucified Lord transforming us in body, mind,
and spirit to be witnesses of His risen life and new creation. Our
religious habit, marked with the red and white cross, reminds
us daily of our oneness with Christ as cross-bearers. The Rule
of Augustine guides us in fraternal life as we help one another
to live the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and to serve
others. We invite you to consider Crosier religious life. We are an
international Order founded in Belgium in 1210 and headquartered in Rome. We have U.S. communities in Onamia, Minnesota
and Phoenix, Arizona. Contact: Fr. Stephan Bauer, O.S.C. or Fr.
Charlie Kunkel, O.S. C.; 4332 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016;
(800) 407-5875; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org: website: http://
www.crosier.org. Code #099.
Divine Word Missionaries (S. V. D.) As Divine Word Missionary priests and brothers, we are men of prayer and faith, serving
where the Gospel has not yet been preached, or where the local
church is not yet viable. Each of us is involved in a particular,
unique ministry as we spread the Word of God. There are over
6,000 of us ministering in over 70 countries worldwide. As one
of the largest international missionary congregations in the
Catholic Church, we believe that His Mission is our Mission.
Our steady growth is a result of our response to the changing
needs of the Church and the people we serve. Internationalism,
education and professional skills are the foundations of our
society. We offer five formation programs: Divine Word College
in Epworth, Iowa; an Associate Program for college graduates;
Brother Formation Program; our Novitiate is in Techny, Illinois;
and Divine Word Theologate in Chicago. For more information,
contact: Vocation Director, Divine Word Missionaries, P.O. Box
380, Epworth, IA 52045; 800-553-3321; e-mail: svdvocations@
dwci.edu; website: http://www.svdvocations.org. See our web
ad at www.VocationGuide.org.