gation of women founded by St. Magdalene of Canossa,
canonized in 1988. Our actions arise from our identity
born of Christ crucified, the Greatest Love. We are called
to journey in simplicity, sharing a common life at the
service of our brothers and sisters on every continent.
Through ministries of education and human promotion,
evangelization and faith formation, and pastoral care
among the suffering, we strive to touch each person with
the love of God. Our motto is “to make Jesus known and
loved,” especially to those most in need. Our ministries
find us in a wide variety of ecclesial and other settings
as we continually discern together the most pressing
emergent needs and a creative response to the Gospel’s
challenge. We are serving in five continents (America,
Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and in 34 countries. Sr.
Kay Taylor, FdCC; 8500 James Ave., NE, Albuquerque,
NM 87111; (505) 332-3240; email@example.com or
Sr. Stella Negri, FdCC; 1858 38th Ave., San Francisco,
CA 94122; (415) 759-6685; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
See ad on page 159. Code #335.
Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey Our contemplative
Carmelite vocation is a call to serve God exclusively
through prayer, sacrifice, and penance. In a hidden way,
living in the presence of God is the center of our life.
We pray for all, especially interceding for priests and the
intentions of the Church. Through our solemn religious
vows and life of simplicity, we strive to imitate our Blessed
Mother, the most excellent disciple, as guided by the
charism of our Holy Parents St. Teresa of Avila and St.
John of the Cross, with papal enclosure, full habit, and
blend of silence, solitude, and joyful community. Novus
Ordo/Tridentine Masses, Divine Office (including Gregorian chant), Lectio Divina, community rosary, Eucharistic
Adoration and Benediction Service. Bilingual (Eng/Sp)
in deference to the heritages of our Holy Parents and our
foundation (1927) which fled religious persecution in
Mexico. Require fluency in either language. Ages: 18-37,
some exceptions. Sound mental judgment and physical
health. Contact: 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA
94118-4227; (415) 387-2640; Fax (415) 751-5330; e-mail: email@example.com; website: cmcrnuns.org.
See ad on page 13. Code #333.
Carmelite Nuns (O.C.D.) Beacon, NY The Carmel of
the Incarnation embraces the Carmelite way of life as
envisioned by St. Teresa of Jesus. Our Scripture-based rule
informs a joyful life of prayer, silence and solitude lived
within a vibrant community. We are women of diverse
background and interests, united in our search for God.
St. Teresa’s desire was to create an environment in which
the purity and fervor of the desert hermits was nourished
by a warm and generous community life. We share that
vision! We strive to grow together as individuals and as
community. Living at the heart of the Church, we bring to
our prayer—Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, and prayer
in solitude—the concerns of our world, our Church, its
people, its leaders. If you have a passion for Christ and
a love for his Church, come journey with us! Vocation
Director, 89 Hiddenbrooke Drive, Beacon, NY 12508;
(845) 831-5572; e-mail: srmarita@carmelitesbeacon.
org; or firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
See ad on page 148. Code #070.
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm
( O.Carm) Founded by Mother M. Angeline Teresa in
New York in 1929, Mother sought to render loving care
of the aged with deep respect for their dignity, loving them
as children of God. The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged
and Infirm together with hundreds of dedicated staff and
volunteers care for their beloved elderly in 23 home-like
residences, in eight different states within the USA, with
one home in Dublin, Ireland. The Carmelite Sisters wear a
distinct religious habit, and have a regular prayer schedule
including: Liturgy of the Hours, daily Eucharist, Rosary,
an hour of daily meditation, and a week of retreat each
year at the Motherhouse. Strengthened by community,
being of one heart and mind, they continue their mission
as loyal daughters of the Church rendering compassionate
care to the mystical Body of Christ in the aged and infirm.
Sr. Maria Therese Healy, O.Carm., St. Teresa’s Motherhouse, 600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526; (518)
537-5000; fax: (518) 537-4579; e-mail: vocationdirector@
valstar.net; website: http://www.carmelitesisters.com. See
our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 113. Code #153.
Carmelite Sisters of St. Thérèse (C.S.T.) We are a
small and lively group of women dedicated to prayer and
community life in the Carmelite tradition, while serving
the needs of others in any kind of ministry offered to us
within our capacity. If you are a female, single, Catholic,
21 or older, consider allowing us to minister to you as you
discern your call to follow Christ in a religious vocation.
Vocation Director, 1300 Classen Drive, Oklahoma City,
OK 73103; (405) 232-7926; e-mail: srbj@stjohn-catholic.
org; website: http://www.oksister.com.
See ad on page 20. Code #010.
Carmelites ( O.Carm)—Congregation of Our Lady
of Mount Carmel—Motherhouse, New Orleans As
Carmelites we desire to be a community of contemplative
women following “in the footsteps of Jesus” by living and
serving in the midst of God’s people. A Pontifical Apostolic
congregation, presently we are in Louisiana, Illinois, and
the Philippines. Our zeal is rooted in our contemplative
prayer and a prophetic call in the tradition of the prophet
Elijah and of Mary, our sister and mother. We cherish
community life from which we go forth striving to
bring about a more peaceful, just, and loving world in a
variety of ministries based on the needs of God’s people
and on the gifts, talents, and educational preparation of
each sister. Above all we desire that each sister become
the woman of God that she is created to be. Vocation
Counselor: Sr. Alice Abate, O.Carm., 420 Robert E. Lee
Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-2596; (504) 302-9795;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://home.
See ad on page 17. Code #013.
Cenacle Sisters (r.c.) Cenacle Sisters are active women
with contemplative hearts, called to live and pray in union
with each other for the sake of the mission. We do this
principally through retreats, religious education, and
other forms of pastoral activity whose aim is to awaken
and deepen faith. This is done most often in places of
retreat, in people’s homes, in centers for spiritual direction
and religious development, and in parishes. In addition
to sisters, there are lay members, vowed and non-vowed,
who share in the Cenacle mission and charism. Sr.
Janice Bemowski, r.c., The Cenacle, 513 W. Fullerton
Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60614; 773-528-6300; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.
See ad on page 17. Code #188.
Cistercian Nuns ( O.Cist) Founded in 1098, the Order
of Citeaux is one of the Church’s ancient monastic orders.
The primary sources of Cistercian monasticism are the
Sacred Scriptures, the Rule of St. Benedict, the traditions
of the Desert Fathers, and the spirituality of our own 12th
century Fathers. Our daily life is a balanced alternation
between the Divine Office prayed in Latin with Gregorian
Chant, lectio divina, and manual labor. Silence, solitude in
community, ascetic practices, the cultivation of continual
interior prayer, together with the monastic vows of obedience, stability and unceasing conversion, are the means
by which we hope to attain to purity of heart, tranquility
of mind and spiritual union with God. Monastic life is a
radical participation in the self-emptying of Christ which
transforms humanity and the cosmos into the New Creation. Requirements for candidacy: age 20-35 with two
years of college or work experience, possession of good
physical and psychological health, emotional maturity,
and the desire to fulfill God’s will. Valley of Our Lady
Monastery, E11096 Yanke Drive, Prairie du Sac, WI
53578-9737; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 42. Code #011.
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Cistercian Nuns (Trappistine) (O.C.S.O.) Our
community follows the Rule of St. Benedict, and is
wholly oriented towards contemplation. We dedicate
ourselves to the worship of God in a hidden life within
the community. Our life is structured according to
a special rhythm of prayer, work, and Lectio Divina,
which continually calls us to deeper conversion, love,
and self-awareness as we grow in our relationship with
Jesus. Lectio Divina is the prayerful reading and pondering of God’s Word. Our manual work is the prayer of
our hands. There are specific times for the Divine Office
and for personal prayer. We are located on the bluffs of
the Mississippi River, surrounded by our organic farm
and rolling hills. Women 18-39 years of age may apply.
For more information contact Sr. Martha; Our Lady of
the Mississippi Abbey, 8400 Abbey Hill Lane, Dubuque,
IA 52003; (563) 582-2595, ext. 21; e-mail: vocations@
olmabbey.org; website: http://www.mississippiabbey.org.
Congregation of Divine Providence (C.D.P.)—Marie
de La Roche Province Our mission is to make God’s
Providence more visible in the world. With our God of
Providence, we are committed to co-creating a world of
compassion, justice, and peace. Our Sisters serve by meeting the needs of the times through a variety of ministries.
We are risk takers, always open to new ministries. The
Marie de La Roche Province is spread across the United
States, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic; our
Sisters come from many parts of the world. We are a
welcoming and diverse group of women who have chosen
to live in community, embrace a deepening prayer life,
and serve the needs of today’s world. If you would like
to join us, please contact Sister Judith Connor at (412)