incorporates natural farming practices; Prayer Lodge in
Busby, Montana, and Nia Kuumba Discernment House
in St. Louis, Missouri and Oldenburg Franciscan Center,
a Spirituality Center on campus. Our foreign mission is
in Papua New Guinea. For further info see http://www.
oldenburgfranciscans.org or call our vocation director,
Sr. Joan Miller (812) 933-6417 or e-mail: vocations@
See ad on page 28. Code #167.
Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
(O.S.F.) We celebrate our mission to be a transforming
presence in society through witnessing Gospel values. We
strive to be prayerful women of faith, prophetic vision, and
courage. As 104 sisters in community serving the poor
and empowering others to live the gospel with hope and
joy, we serve in 15 states in the United States in pastoral
care, education, health care, youth ministry, and social
services. As Franciscans for Earth, we are committed to
working for systemic change in environmental issues.
In the words of our foundress, Mother Ernestine Matz,
“There is no place too far, no service too humble, and
no person too lowly.” Visit our web site at http://www.
franciscansisters-olph.org for information. Vocations, 335
South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122; (314) 965-
3700; fax: (314) 965-3710; e-mail: email@example.com.
See ad on page 33. Code #170.
Franciscan Sisters of Peace (F.S.P.) The Franciscan
Sisters of Peace were founded in 1986 in the Archdiocese
of New York. Their charism is to live the Gospel and to
follow in the footprints of Jesus Christ in the manner of
Francis and Clare of Assisi. They follow the Rule of the
Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis and
are committed to being peacemakers in word and witness.
Franciscan Spirituality forms the common heart of the
congregation. The Associates of the Franciscan Sisters of
Peace are lay women who live the Franciscan spirit and
charism of peacemaking in their own lives. Franciscan
Sisters of Peace minister in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, New Mexico and California in education, religious
education, pastoral and social work, and prison ministry.
Women who are practicing Catholics are welcome to
contact Sr. Ann Smith, FSP (Vowed Membership) or Mrs.
Judith Peterson (Associates), 20 Ridge Street, Haverstraw,
NY 10928; (845) 942-2527; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) As
Franciscans we commit ourselves to promoting sustainability of the environment, seeking peace and justice for
all, and inviting new members to join us on our Franciscan
journey. The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
have prayed 24/7 since 1878. This Eucharistic Adoration
is the essence of who we are and what we do. Today more
than 300 Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and
220 Affiliates and 125 Prayer Partners live a spirituality
of Loving Presence in mission, in community, and in
solidarity with the oppressed. We minister throughout
the United States as well as Canada, Central America,
Mexico and Africa. We offer a wide variety of ministry
options including education, health care, parish—just to
name a few. Let’s talk. Membership Office, 912 Market
Street, La Crosse, WI 54601-8800; (888) 683-FSPA (toll
free); e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.
fspa.org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 61. Code #030.
Franciscan Sisters of Rochester, MN (O.S.F.) The
Franciscan Sisters of Rochester, MN, believe as St. Francis
did: that we are all brothers and sisters, one family under
God. With a rich spiritual heritage and the strength of
prayer and community, we choose ministries guided
by societal needs and the call to justice. You will find
us across the United States, in Cambodia or Colombia,
in inner cities and rural areas, responding to the call to
justice and peace; we are teachers, nurses, spiritual directors, artists, writers, administrators, religious educators,
counselors, social workers, therapists, and healers of
creation. We believe in the empowerment of women
and the worth and dignity of every person. We learn as
we teach, are healed as we heal others, and are changed
as we pray and act with compassion. We hope to join
with others in creating with compassion a just and loving global community. For more information, contact:
Central Minister, Rochester Franciscan Life Teams, (888)
277-4741; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
See ad on page 30. Code #213.
Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth (F.S.S.E.) Following in the footsteps of our Founder Blessed Ludovico
and living under the Third Order Regular Rule of Saint
Francis, we commit ourselves to a Gospel life of poverty,
chastity, and obedience. As a multi-cultural community,
we minister to God’s people on five continents. World-wide we daily unite ourselves as community through our
common celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Divine Office,
Holy Hour, and meditation. We offer our service through
education, health care, parish ministry, care of the elderly,
and evangelization. We joyfully embrace living in community, sharing a life of prayer while being active in our
ministries. Are you called to journey with us? Call, write,
or e-mail. Request information; come visit. The first step
of the journey is yours to take. Let us assist you along
the way. Vocation Office, Franciscan Sisters of Saint
Elizabeth, 499 Park Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054; (973)
539-3797; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 119. Code #056.
Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul, MN (O.S.F.) Known
internationally as the Franciscan Sisters of the Blessed
Virgin Mary of the Angels, we serve in the United States,
Netherlands, Brazil, and Germany. We are committed
to live the Gospel plainly and simply among the people,
to serve each other in community, and be open to God’s
challenge, whatever the time and place, in actively
relieving human suffering. We serve in multiple ministries abroad, and in the U.S. we minister in health care,
education, and social services, especially among the poor.
Prayer is the substance of our choice of life. We invite
any woman between the ages of 21 and 40 who wishes to
accompany us on our journey to join us as a member or
associate. Minimum education required is high school;
college degree preferred. Visit http://www.askmotherrose.
org for more information. Vocation Director, 1388 Prior
Avenue South, St. Paul, MN 55116; (651) 690-1501; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See ad on page 146. Code #031.
Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement (S.A.) We are
a community of women founded in 1898 who share a
vowed life within the context of community. Our spiritual
and community life nurture and make possible our ministries that vary according to ones gifts and background. At
present our sisters minister in the United States, Canada,
Italy, Japan, and Brazil. We are currently involved in faith
formation, pastoral ministry, social services, kindergartens, retreat and guest house ministry. Vocation Ministry,
41 Old Highland Turnpike, Garrison, NY 10524; (845)
230-8200; e-mail: VocationMinistry@graymoor.org;
See ad on page 29. Code 211.
Franciscan Sisters of the Poor (S.F.P.) We are women
who have heard the call from Christ to “heal my wounds
in the poor and suffering.” We walk in the footsteps of St.
Francis of Assisi, committed to a Gospel way of life. An
international congregation in the geographical areas of
the United States, Brazil, Italy, Africa, and the Philippines,
we respond to people in need through our healing
presence and diversity of gifts. Sisters in the United
States are involved in pastoral/spiritual ministry, health
care, social outreach, and direct services to the poor
and homeless. Prayer, contemplation, and community
are central to our lives. You are welcome to “come
and see!” Contact: Vocation Office, 60 Compton Road,
Cincinnati, OH 45215-5105; (513) 761-9040, ext. 132;
e-mail: email@example.com; web: http://
www.franciscansisters.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 86. Code #032.
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Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart (O.S.F.) As
Franciscan women in the church today we share our
lives in prayer, community, and ministry. Located in Indiana, Illinois, California, and Brazil, South America; our
ministries include: health care in hospitals, clinics, home
health, support programs for pregnant teens, and social
service programs; education as teachers, administrators,
librarians, and religious education coordinators; parish
ministry as liturgists, pastoral associates, youth ministers,
and coordinators of parish programs; retreat ministry and
ministry among the base communities of the Amazon
area of Brazil, South America. Contact: Vocation Director, 9201 West St. Francis Road, Frankfort, IL 60423;
(815) 464-3873; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
See ad on page 45. Code #033.
Good Shepherd Sisters (G.S.S.) We are an international
congregation with over 4,000 vowed members both apostolic and contemplative. We have communities in 71
countries throughout the world. Our mission is one of
reconciliation. We believe that, “One Person is of More
Value than a World.” Through our prayer and ministry
we strive to model our lives after the heart of Jesus, the
Good Shepherd, who left the 99 to respond to the one
in special need. Our apostolic work includes a variety of
human services, primarily social work and social justice
advocacy with a particular focus on women and children.
Our contemplative prayer strives to bring the liberating
love of Jesus, the Good Shepherd to all of God’s people.