2300 or (800) 650-1257 e-mail: email@example.com;
website and blog: http://www.smmsisters.org. See our web
ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ads on pages 25, 83. Code #152.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), St. Joseph, MN—St.
Benedict’s Monastery The rhythm of our life is centered
in daily communal and individual prayer: Liturgy of the
Hours, Lectio Divina, personal prayer, and sacramental
celebrations. Our life in community commits us to one
another in a lifelong search for God. We support and
challenge each other to live joyfully and responsibly. In
response to the needs of the times in the world, church,
and locale, we engage in a variety of works and ministries
with a particular focus on enriching the spiritual lives of
women. At present our monastery numbers about 260 and
shares a campus with the College of Saint Benedict. We
invite women, ages 18-45, who are interested in exploring
our way of life to participate in one of our Benedictine
Live-In Experiences. Visit us at our website: http://www.
sbm.osb.org. Sr. Mary Catherine Holicky, 104 Chapel
Lane, St. Joseph, MN 56374-0220; (320) 363-7180; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.sbm.
osb.org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ads on pages 37, 83. Code #175.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), St. Leo, FL—Holy Name
Monastery The Benedictine Sisters of Florida, the only
Motherhouse of Sisters in the diocese of St. Petersburg, is
a monastic community of women seeking God together
in a life of prayer and ministry. Our prayer life is centered
in Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, and Lectio Divina.
Our ministries depend on local needs and the gifts of the
Sisters. Our prayer overflows in ministries that express
our corporate commitment to respond to the hungers of
the people of God: education, retreats, spiritual direction,
hospitality, and direct service to the poor. Presently there
are 20 sisters who seek God together in community, praise
God through prayer/ministry, and listen with the ear of the
heart to the Spirit’s call into the future. We invite women
between the ages of 20-50 who hear a call to prayer and
community to “Come and See” the Florida Benedictines!
For more information see our web page: http://www.
floridabenedictines.com. Sr. Mary David Hydro, O.S.B.,
Box 2450, St. Leo, FL 33574-2450; (352) 588-8320;
e-mail: email@example.com. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 83. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), St. Mary’s PA—St.
Joseph’s Monastery We, the Benedictine Sisters of Elk
County believe that we are called to seek God and witness
Jesus Christ through prayer, community life, hospitality,
and service. We are dedicated to fostering spirituality,
supporting education and being wise stewards of God’s
creation. Established in 1852, in St. Marys, Pennsylvania
we are the first Benedictine convent in the United States.
The founding sisters came to this area to teach the children
of German immigrants and bring Benedictine spirituality
to this area. In the years since our inception, we have
served and continue to serve the people of St. Marys. We
are a small community of 19 women who minister according to our gifts and talents. Our mission includes hospital
care, teaching, religious education and a variety of other
works. We invite you to come and see if God is calling
you to this way of life. Contact: Sr. John Paul Bauer, OSB,
303 Church St., St. Mary’s PA 15857; (814) 834-2267;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.
benedictinesistersofelkcounty.org. See our web ad at
See ad on page 83. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), St. Paul, MN—St. Paul’s
Monastery If you yearn for life and desire to seek God with
other seekers, come. We are 56 monastic women who seek
God together in community and celebrate Liturgy of the
Hours, Lectio Divina, personal prayer, and the sacramental
life of the church. Through the Gospel and the Rule of Saint
Benedict, we respond through ministries of prayer, good
works, and hospitality. We work in spirituality, education,
pastoral care, health and child care as well as other areas
of need among God’s People today. We welcome women
who are seeking a balanced life of prayer, work, and leisure
and who have completed college or an occupational education to a Come and See experience and share our life at
the monastery. Please contact the Vocation Director: Sr.
Marie Fujan, O.S.B., 2675 Larpenteur Avenue E., St. Paul,
Minnesota 55109-5097; (651) 777-8181; e-mail: srmarie@
stpaulsmonastery.org; website: http://www.stpaulsmonas-tery.org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 83. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Tulsa, OK—St. Joseph
Monastery This is our story. . . .God called us to
Oklahoma in 1889 even before OK was a state. We were
called to work with the Native Americans and African
Americans. We established schools and traveled the
territory teaching vacation Bible school. Today, we
are a community of 22 women—nurses, educators,
administrators, catechists, spiritual directors, liturgists,
consultants, and pray-ers. As Benedictine women we have
one special calling—to pray and to build community. The
Eucharist and Divine Office are central to our life. We pray,
we work, we share meals together, and we play together
as we minister to the needs of the people of OK. We’ve
been telling our story for 130 years now and OK is still a
mission territory, less than 4% Catholic, on the edge of the
Bible Belt. We invite you to come and help us continue
to write and tell our story as we build up this Benedictine
community for the kingdom of God in OK. Vocations,
St. Joseph Monastery, 2200 S. Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74114;
(918) 742-4989; e-mail: vocations@stjosephmonastery.
org; website: http://www.stjosephmonastery.org.
See ad on page 110. Code #293.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Watertown, SD—Mother
of God Monastery We are a community of 55 monastic
women living in the peaceful prairie land of rural South
Dakota. We are called to seek God joyfully in community.
We respond to the needs of others through our ministries,
our prayer, our advocacy, and our hospitality. Currently
our sisters are involved in teaching, health care, pastoral
care, parish work, in ministry to Native Americans,
Latinos and other cultures, in spiritual direction and
retreats, ministry to the elderly, and in environmental
stewardship. We invite women who desire to seek God
to journey with us. We offer several discernment retreats
throughout the year. Visit our website for a description
and dates or contact Adrienne Kaufmann, O.S.B., 110 28th
Avenue SE, #214, Watertown, SD 57201; (605) 886-4159;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.
watertownbenedictines.org. See our web ad at www.
See ads on pages 83, 121. Code #157.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Yankton, SD—Sacred
Heart Monastery The charism entrusted to Benedictines is, in essence, the gift to seek God in community,
to praise God through prayer and ministry, and to listen
with eagerness to the Spirit’s call into the unknown
future. Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton is home to
126 Sisters, four of whom are in formation. Called first to
prayer and community life, we then reach out in service
in a variety of ways, depending on the needs of the people
and the gifts of the Sisters. We invite women who desire
to grow as people of prayer, who desire the support of
community life, and who want to serve our church and
world to come to meet us at Sacred Heart Monastery. Sr.
Eileen O’Connor, 1005 West 8th St., Yankton, SD 57078,
(605) 668-6000; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sr.
Barbara Mc Tague; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
http://www.yanktonbenedictines.org. See our web ad at
See ad on page 83. Code #143.
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (O.S.B.) We
are a contemplative monastic community. Our life is
guided by the tradition and the wisdom of the Rule of
Saint Benedict. We serve the Church through a ministry
of prayer. We support ourselves by work within the
enclosure of the monastery. We strive to witness to God’s
presence in the world through our prayer and community
life and by offering a welcoming and peaceful space to
those who visit. Our three monasteries are located in
Clyde, MO; Tucson, AZ; and Dayton, WY. If you’re a
single woman between the ages of 18 and 49 and drawn
to a life of prayer, we invite you to contact us. Sr. Ruth
Starman, 31970 State Highway P, Clyde, MO 64432-8100;
(660) 944-2221; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
See ad on page 38. Code #008.
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters (O.S.F.) Founded in the
United States in 1894, our mission is to live the Gospel
in the spirit of Francis and Clare! Over 350 Bernardine
Franciscan Sisters reach out in the Name of Jesus to God’s
people across the continental United States, Puerto Rico,
and Brazil. Our missions include the Dominican Republic,
Mozambique and Liberia (West Africa). We minister in
education at all levels, catechetics, retreat work, health
care, and parish ministry as well as with and on behalf
of the poor—especially with women and children. The
Gospel, Francis and Clare permeate our Formation
Programs for Sisters, Lay Associates and Volunteers in
Mission! Do you have a Franciscan heart? Are you willing
to journey in faith and joy, sister and servant to all? If so,
please contact S. Shaun Kathleen, O. S. F., Vocation Director, 450 St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607-1737;
(610) 777-2967; e-mail: FollowFrancis@bfranciscan.org;
See ad on page 22. Code #214.
Canossian Daughters of Charity ( Fd.CC) The Canossian Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Poor (aka
Canossian Sisters) is an international missionary congre-