The Dominicans (O.P.) [Order of Preachers] Pope
John Paul II, when he received the General Council of the
Dominicans in his private library, told them: “Only those who
have the experience of God can speak of him convincingly to
others. At the school of Saint Dominic and of all the Dominican
saints, you are called to be teachers of truth and of holiness.”
Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221) was on fire with the love of
God when he found the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans)
and gathered around him a group of men dedicated to preaching
the truth of God’s endless love. Since that time Dominicans have
continued their legacy of preaching in any given time or place,
and in the most effective and suitable ways, the gospel message
of Jesus Christ. Feel free to contact any of the four geographic
Provinces for more information: Central United States, St.
Albert the Great Province; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; (312)
829-0295; website: http://www.domcentral.org. Eastern United
States, St. Joseph Province; e-mail: vocations@dominicanfriars.
org; (800) 529-1205; website: http://www.dominicanfriars.org.
Western United States, The Most Holy Name of Jesus Province;
e-mail: email@example.com; (510) 596-1821; website: http://
www.opwest.org. Southern United States, St. Martin de Porres
Province, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; (504)
837-2129 ext. 23; website: http://www.dominicanvocations.
com. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 128. Code #228.
Edmundite Fathers and Brothers (S.S.E.) [Society of St.
Edmund] The Society of St. Edmund is a clerical religious
congregation of pontifical right dedicated to evangelization
whose priests and brothers share a common life and profess
the public vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. It was the
original purpose of the Society to work for the glory of God
and the salvation of neighbor through preaching. By preaching
we understand both the witness of our common and personal
pursuit of holiness and the service of the Gospel. Fr. Stanley
Deresienski, SSE, Vocation Director,, 270 Winooski Park,
Colchester, VT 05439; (802) 654-3400; Fax: (802) 654-3409;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.sse.org.
See ad on page 75. Code #119.
Fiat Spiritus Community (FS) The Fiat Spiritus Community is a community of single and married baptized men
and women called to live an apostolic life according to the
spirituality of Catherine Kasper and to share the charism
of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. The members live
this way of life through formal vowed commitment. The
members strive to model Mary’s response in the Annunciation to listen to the Spirit and in the Visitation to act on the
Spirit’s initiative to become God’s presence in the world
especially to the needy and underserved. The Fiat Spiritus
Community embraces not only Mary’s response and action
but also the response and action of the disciples at Pentecost;
and continue to be inspired by holy people throughout history, to our present day as followers of Catherine Kasper and
each other in community. For information contact: Brother
Bob Overland, FS, P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513; (574)
935-1726; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn (O.S.F.) The Religious
Brothers of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, known as
the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, were founded in 1858 in
Brooklyn, N Y, USA. We are a Community of all Brothers living
in the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Our evangelical Franciscan life is composed of prayer, community life, and
apostolic work meeting the needs of God’s people, mostly
through secondary and higher education as well as other service
apostolates. The religious habit, worn by the Brothers consists
of a simple black tunic and capuche and girded at the waist with
a white cord with three knots at the right. From the cord on the
left is suspended the Franciscan Crown (seven decade rosary).
Initial Formation consists of at least one year of Candidacy, one
year of Canonical Novitiate, three years of Temporary Vows
after which Perpetual Vows are taken. For more information
contact the Vocation Director: Brother Louis Miritello, OSF;
e-mail: LMiritello@sfponline.org; (631) 418-8522; website:
See ad on page 98. Code #102.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary Province The Franciscan Friars of the Assumption BVM Province joyfully strive to witness to the presence of
Christ in the world and proclaim the Gospel through our prayer,
our life in fraternity and in a life of minority after the Rule and
example of our founder, St. Francis of Assisi. As Franciscans,
we serve the People of God in a variety of ministries, including
parishes, education, preaching, chaplaincies, working among
the poor, and in both foreign and domestic missions. We seek
to serve wherever people need to hear the Good News of Jesus
Christ and to experience God in their lives. Visit us at www.fran-ciscan-friars.org. Contact: Fr. John Puodziunas, OFM, SS. Francis and Clare Friary, 9230 W. Highland Park Avenue, Franklin,
WI 53132; toll free (877) 636-3742; e-mail: vocationdirector@
hotmail.com; website: http://www.franciscanfriars.org.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Province of the Most Holy
Name of Jesus Holy Name Province is the largest community of Franciscan friars in the United States. An evangelical
and missionary fraternity of more than 350 men, we serve
the people of God in a wide variety of ministries—colleges,
parishes, urban ministry centers, and social outreach—along
the East Coast as well as in foreign countries. Rooted in the
Catholic and Franciscan tradition, we seek to bring the Gospel
into the everyday experience of all people through teaching,
popular preaching and pastoral leadership. We foster Christian
discipleship by collaborating with those whom we serve and by
standing in solidarity with all people, especially the alienated,
the immigrant, and the poor. If you are between the ages of 21
and 38 and would like more information on the Franciscan
friars, please contact Fr. Brian Smail, OFM, Vocation Director,
at 1-800-677-7788 or email@example.com, or visit our website
at http://www.BeAFranciscan.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 78. Code #313.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Province of the Most Sacred
Heart We welcome you to the Franciscan vision of the world, a
world where love is more powerful than hate, forgiveness more
powerful than revenge, hope more powerful than despair, community more po werful than isolation and God is more powerful
than all that mitigates against goodness and hope. Become an
instrument of change. Become a messenger of peace. Belong to
something bigger than yourself. . . WWW.BEFRANCISCAN.
COM. Contact: Brother Jack A. Carnaghi, OFM Vocation Director, Sacred Heart Province; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Saint John the Baptist
Province We Friars of Saint John the Baptist Province are part
of the world-wide Franciscan Order which was founded by
Saint Francis of Assisi 800 years ago. The first members of our
Province arrived in Cincinnati, OH in 1844. Since then we have
been serving the Catholic Church in a wide variety of ministries.
Presently we serve in schools (high schools and universities),
parishes, hospitals (as nurses and chaplains), inner city ministries, retreat ministry, publishing (books, catechetical aides,
CDs and audio books at Saint Anthony Messenger Press), and
foreign missions. In all of our ministries we preach the Good
News of Jesus by both word and action with a special emphasis
on giving a voice to the marginalized in our society. See our
website ( www.franciscan.org) for more information. Or contact
our Vocation Director, Fr. Don Miller, O. F. M. at (513) 542-1082,
at email@example.com, or at Vocation Office, 5000
Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223-1213. See our web
ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
Franciscan Friars, Conventual The Conventual Franciscans
are one of the three branches of the First Order of St. Francis.
The word Conventual is derived from the Latin convenire, “to
come together”; hence we live together in “convents” or friaries.
Our Order is spread throughout the world, and includes about
4500 priests and brothers who are all commonly called Friars.
There are five provinces in North America, and a jurisdiction in
the UK and Ireland. We wear a black or gray habit with a simple
three-knotted cord representing our Vows of Poverty, Chastity,
and Obedience. The Spiritual Center of the Order is in Assisi,
Italy, where our Friars care for the Basilica of St. Francis, which
includes his tomb. In addition, the Conventuals are the Vatican
confessors at St. Peter’s Basilica. In Christ’s name, we continue
the ministry of healing so fundamental to the understanding
of Saint Francis. For more information go to our website.
Friar Paul C. Schloemer, OFM Conv., Province of Our Lady of
Consolation Vocation Office, 6901 Dixie Highway, Louisville,
K Y 40258; (800) 424-9955 or (502) 933-4439; e-mail: franvoc@
aol.com; website: http://www.franciscans.org.
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular (T.O.R.) We are a
religious community of priests and brothers who follow the
crucified and risen Christ in the spirit of St. Francis. We are
committed to a life transformed by prayer and service; to personal and communal conversion of heart, mind, and soul; and
to bearing Christ to a broken world. We actively embrace the
NEW EVANGELIZATION of Pope John Paul II. Our priest and
brother Friars serve as educators, parish ministers, promoters of
church renewal, advocates of social justice, hospital chaplains,
and foreign missionaries. We administer two institutions of
higher learning: St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania
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For further information contact:
Br. Patrick Winbush, O.S.B.
Director of Vocations
973.792.5772 . firstname.lastname@example.org
and Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville,
Ohio. If you are between the ages of 20-35 and would like more
information on the Franciscan Friars, T. O. R., please write, call,
or visit our website at http://www.franciscanstor.org. Province
of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Vocation Office, P.O. Box
104, Loretto, PA 15940; (814) 472-8060; fax: (814) 471-1866;
See ad on page 99. Code #232.
Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular (T.O.R.)—
Immaculate Conception Province Mission Statement: “Following
Christ in the footsteps of Saint Francis, we are a fraternity of
men who freely vo w ourselves to living in communion as brothers. We strive to live the Gospel through gentleness, hospitality,
and service. We seek to address the changing needs of the
Church and the world by calling ourselves and others to prayer
and conversion.” Our friars use their gifts to respond to the
needs of the Church and world serving as parish priests, retreat
directors, educators, chaplains, campus ministers, artists, advocates for ecological and social justice and pastoral ministers. The
strength of our formation program is its flexible response to each
person’s unique personality and gifts. Our friars serve in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, Florida,
Texas, Ohio and Minnesota. For more information contact: Fr.
Patrick Foley, T.O.R., Vocation Office, 3811 Emerson Avenue,
North, Minneapolis, MN 55412-2038; 1-800-220-0867; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: http://www.franciscanfriarstor.
com. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 27. Code #295.
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement (S.A.) The Franciscan
Friars of the Atonement have long been leaders in the worldwide
ecumenical movement to heal divisions within Christianity. In
1908 we began an annual prayer movement (January 18-25)
that developed into the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Today, the Friars mission of “at-one-ment” includes dialogue
among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists; serving the
homeless and those suffering from alcoholism, drug addictions, and HIV/AIDS; preaching the gospel in parishes around
the world, and offering respite and hope to those in need of
spiritual renewal. In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, we
offer a prayerful communal life with active service to the Church
in the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, England and soon,