Kenya, Africa. Inquire about our “Come and See” programs offered each year in March and October. During Easter Week we
offer a Vocation Discernment Retreat Week in Rome and Assisi,
Italy for men who have previously attended a “Come and See”
at Graymoor. We sponsor a College Age Discernment Program
in conjunction with Stonehill College, Massachusetts. Contact
Vocation Office, P.O. Box 300-Graymoor, Garrison, N Y 10524;
(800) 338-2620, ext. 2126; fax: 845-424-2170; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.atonementfriars.
org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 69. Code #003.
Franciscan Friars of the Holy Land (O.F.M.) The Custody
of the Holy Land, considered one of the most important of all
the Franciscan provinces, includes the land where Jesus was
born, lived, and died, and rose from the dead. The Franciscans
have maintained a presence in the Holy Land for more than 800
years. Friars representing more than 20 countries, including the
United States, staff and maintain churches and shrines in 33
cities throughout the Holy Land, as well as perform charitable,
educational, and social works for the welfare of all who live in or
come to the Holy Land. Friars also provide assistance to schools,
orphanages, and parish centers, and participate in ecumenical,
scientific, and cultural works entrusted to the Custody. In the
United States, contact: Fr. Jacob-Matthew Smith, O. F.M., Vocation Director, Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St., N.E.,
Washington, D.C. 20017; (202) 256-6800 ext. 334 (daytime)
or ext. 852 (evenings); e-mail: email@example.com;
See ad on page 120. Code #276.
Glenmary Home Missioners (G.H.M.) We are a society of
priests and brothers who, along with lay co-workers, serve
the spiritual and material needs of the people in Appalachia,
the South, and Southwest. As home missioners, we form and
nurture Catholic faith communities in areas where the Church
has never been established. We are committed to doing God’s
work in rural America through ministries of ecumenism,
evangelization, social outreach, and service to the poor and
neglected. We staff over 50 missions and ministries in 14
dioceses as well as a research center and a pastoral center
focusing on rural ministry. Fr. Steve Pawelk, Glenmary Home
Missioners, P.O. Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246-5618;
(513) 881-7411; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
See ad on page 12. Code #103.
Jesuits (S.J.) [Society of Jesus] United States Jesuit Conference: 1016 16th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.
20036; (202) 462-0400; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
http://www.jesuit.org. California: P. O. Box 519, Los Gatos, CA
95031-0519; (408) 884-1613; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: http://www.jesuitscalifornia.org. Chicago: 2050 North
Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-4788; (773) 975-6363; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: http://www.thinkjesuit.
org. Detroit: 7303 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48221-
2121; (313) 861-7500; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: http://www.thinkjesuit.org. Missouri: 4511 West Pine
Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108-2191; (314) 361-7765; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: http://www.jesuits-mis.
org. New England: P.O. Box 9199, Watertown, MA 02471-
9199; (617) 607-2800; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
http://www.sjnen.org. New Orleans: 710 Baronne St., Suite B,
New Orleans, LA 70113; (504) 571-1055; e-mail: vocations@
norprov.org; website: http://www.norprov.org/vocations/. New
York/Maryland: 39 East 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028-
0810; (212) 774-5500; e-mail: email@example.com; or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.jesuitvocation.org.
Oregon: P.O. Box 86010, Portland, OR 97286-0010; (503)
226-6977; e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.
nwjesuits.org. Wisconsin: 3400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee,
WI 53208; (800) 537-3736 ext. 231 or (414) 937-6949 ext.
231; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.
thinkjesuit.org. Upper Canada: 43 Queen’s Park Crescent East,
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3; (416) 962-4500; e-mail: vocation@
jesuits.ca; website: http://www.jesuits.ca. See our web ad at
Josephite Fathers and Brothers (S.S.J.) [The Society of St.
Joseph of the Sacred Heart] We are involved in ministry
within city and rural settings. Our involvement includes parish ministry, hospital, prison and first responder chaplaincies,
campus ministry, and operating one high school, St. Augustine’s
in New Orleans. Our Major Seminary in Washington, DC, where
our seminarians reside as they pursue their graduate degree
in theology, also houses The Josephite Pastoral Center that
is dedicated to promoting religious education material that is
centered in the African-American Community. Apostolic Work:
The Josephite Society is dedicated to spiritual educational and
social ministry to the African-American community and has
worked exclusively in the African-American community since
1871. The Josephite Society affords its members the mutual support of community life in an active ministry. Currently serving
in the Archdioceses of Baltimore, Galveston-Houston, Los Angeles, Mobile, New Orleans, Washington and in the Dioceses of
Arlington (VA), Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Biloxi, Jackson (MS),
and Lafayette. Rev. Peter C. Weiss, S.S.J. and Brother Louis, S. S. J.
serve as Vocation Ministers. Josephite Vocation Department,
1200 Varnum Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017-2796; (202)
832-9100; fax: (202) 832-9099; e-mail: vocations@josephite.
com; website: http://www.josephite.com.
See ad on page 129. Code #192.
Legionaries of Christ (L.C.) The Legion of Christ is a Roman
Catholic congregation of priests, founded in 1941, active in
21 countries, with over 750 priests and 2,500 seminarians of
39 different nationalities. The spirituality of the Legionaries
is Christ-centered, and he is the ideal, standard, and example
of each Legionary’s religious, priestly, and apostolic life. Our
priesthood and our daily life are centered on the Eucharist,
guided by Mary’s presence, and lived in fidelity to the Church’s
Magisterium. Our mission is to build the Kingdom of Christ by
forming and placing at the service of the Church a new type of
Catholic who lives his personal call to holiness and spearheads
apostolic action wherever God places him. One life, one chance
to live it. Do something great for God! Call us, visit us. Vocation
Director: Fr. Anthony Bannon, L.C., 475 Oak Ave., Cheshire,
CT 06410; (800) 420-5409; e-mail: email@example.com;
See ad on page 35. Code #226.
Little Brothers of Saint Francis (L.B.S.F.) We are a contemplative community of brothers who live the “Hidden Life of
Nazareth” in prayer and Eucharistic adoration among Christ’s
poor in the inner-city ghettos, favelas, or barrios of the world.
We have an evangelical street ministry of friendship to destitute
homeless and the poorest of the poor. We seek to make a total
gift of self to God while living a fraternal life in radical Gospel
poverty. Vocation Director, 785-789 Parker Street, Boston, MA
02120; (617) 442-2556; website: http://www.littlebrothersof-stfrancis.org.
See ad on page 137. Code #158
Mexico. In the United States, Marianists sponsor the University of Dayton in Ohio, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio,
Chaminade University of Honolulu, and high schools, parishes,
and retreat centers. The mission of the Marianists is to spread
gospel values, educate students, work in lay formation, and
serve the poor. Marianist National Vocation Office, 4425 W.
Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-2301; (314) 533-1207; website:
http://www.marianist.com/vocations. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 80. Code #105.
Marist Brothers (F.M.S.) Founded in 1817 by St. Marcellin
Champagnat, the Marist Brothers work to make Jesus Christ
known and loved through the Christian education of young
people, with special attention to the most neglected. St. Marcellin gave his community the name of Mary because he wanted
them to live according to her spirit. Following the example of
St. Marcellin, approximately 4,000 Marist Brothers work with
their lay colleagues and other members of the Marist family to
put into practice their motto: All to Jesus through Mary; All
to Mary for Jesus. Present in 78 countries, the Marist Brothers
work in all levels of education and a variety of education-related
ministries. Br. Michael Sheerin, F.M.S., Marist Brothers Vocation Office, 1241 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne, NJ 07002; (201)
823-1115; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
See ad on page 98. Code #298.
Marist Fathers and Brothers (S.M.) [Society of Mary] Marists
believe that they are called by Mary to live in her Society,
a religious community of prayer, fellowship and Gospel
ministry to the Church and the world. Marists carry out
the Gospel ministry in schools, parishes, and chaplaincies
in the USA and in other countries throughout the world,
including foreign missions. The Marists accept candidates
for the priesthood and brotherhood who are between the
ages of 21 and 40 and offer discernment programs and Come
and See days and weekends. For more information please
contact the Vocation Office of the Marists at 2335 Warring
St., Berkeley, CA 94704; toll free: (866) 298-3715 or (510)
486-1232 or (617) 262-2271 (the Boston area), or e-mail us at
email@example.com or visit us on line at www.
maristsociety.org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 144. Code #107.
Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd (B.G.S.) Little Brothers
of the Good Shepherd are ordinary men striving to follow the
example of Jesus the Good Shepherd. We are called upon to be
risk takers. . . to be ready and willing to risk all for the sake of
the man, woman or child who is lost, abused, alone, frightened
and bewildered in a world of high-tech productivity and fast
paced living. Impelled by conviction and the spirit of “Charity
Unlimited. . . Never Stop Loving,” to be available, hospitable,
flexible, adaptable and respectful of life, we seek every opportunity to discover the presence of God in the simple movement
of the very ordinary, through various forms of direct service
to the homeless and the hungry, the elderly and the dying,
the battered and the abused. We seek to provide hope to the
hopeless, love to the loveless, a sense of dignified purpose to
the aimless, and faith to the faithless. Vocation Director, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.lbgs.org. See our web ad at
Maryknoll Congregation and Society (M.M.) To mention
Maryknoll is to mention Mission. Maryknoll is the popular
name for the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America,
established by the U.S. Bishops in 1911 to represent the
Church of the United States in the work of foreign missions.
We are from the Church in the United States, but our principal
work is overseas. Currently numbering some 480 priests and
brothers working in some 28 countries in Africa, Asia, and
Latin America, in solidarity with the poor in witnessing to the
Kingdom of God. Contact: Fr. Dennis Moorman, M.M., Vocation Ministries, P. O. Box 305, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0305; (914)
941-7590, ext. 2416; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 103. Code #199.
Missionaries of the Holy Family (M.S.F.) The Missionaries
of the Holy Family were founded as a religious community in
1895 in Holland. Today, we minister throughout the world. We
base our community life on the model of the Holy Family who
lived simple lives in faithful response, love, and care to the mission of Jesus. Our founder taught us to seek out and encourage
vocations. We strive to live a missionary spirit by bringing the
Gospel message wherever it is not sufficiently proclaimed. Here
in North America, we are involved as priests and brothers in
parishes, schools, hospitals, and missions. Our work reflects
the care and concern we have for family life. Vocation Director,
104 Cas Hills Dr., San Antonio, TX 78213; (888) 4 TH Y WILL;
(888) 484-9945; e-mail: Vocations@MSF-America.org; website:
See ad on page 133. Code #129.
See ad on page 75. Code #344.
Marianists, Province of Meribah (S.M.) As Marianists,
we dedicate our lives to Mary. We are honored to follow
her example of humble service and faithful discipleship
in every aspect of our life. We are a religious community
of brothers and priests committed to living the challenge
of the Gospel together in community. At the center of our
lives are the two tables: the altar—the table of faith and
sacrifice, and the dining table—the table of fraternity and
fellowship. We have committed ourselves to the service of
Christ and his Church through the apostolate of education.
We form a new family, based on the Gospel of the Lord, in
which we share in common prayer, friendship, possessions,
work, successes, and difficulties. We aim to make family
spirit the distinctive mark of our communities, growing in
the characteristics of Mary, particularly her faith, humility,
simplicity, and hospitality. Vocation Director, 240 Emory
Rd., Mineola, NY 11501; (516) 742-5555 ext. 598; e-mail:
Vocations@chaminade-hs.org; website: http://www.provin-ceofmeribah.org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 99. Code #334.
Marianists, Society of Mary (S.M.) Blessed William Joseph
Chaminade founded the Society of Mary (Marianists) in France
in 1817. The Marianists are an international Catholic religious
order of brothers and priests. Almost 500 serve in the Province
of the United States, which includes Eastern Africa, India, and
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S) We are a society
of apostolic life, priests, brothers and lay associates sharing a
common mission: to renew the Church through the ministry
of the Word and the saving power of Christ’s most Precious
Blood. Founded in 1815 by St. Gaspar del Bufalo, our congregation carries out a variety of ministries as pastors, teachers,
chaplains, youth ministers, retreat directors, mission preachers
and campus ministers, both in the U.S. and abroad. We reach
out to those on the margins of society—and to each other as we
build a community where members find peace and new energy.
Cincinnati Province (Eastern U.S., including Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, California as well as Chile, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia), (937) 228-6224; e-mail: vocation@cpps-preciousblood.
org. On the web at www.cpps-preciousblood.org. Kansas City
Province (Western U.S., including Missouri, Kansas, Iowa,
Colorado, Illinois, Texas, California as well as Vietnam), (816)