God’s love and compassion visible in 30 countries in Asia,
Africa, the Pacific Islands and the Americas. We serve as
pastoral workers, social workers, community based health
workers, doctors, nurses, catechists, farmers, teachers,
theologians, spiritual directors and advocates for justice
and peace, preservation of the environment and integrity
of all creation. We journey with the people especially the
poor and oppressed in the search for truth, for justice,
and for peace. Come. . . join us. . . . Contact: Vocation
Ministry, Maryknoll Sisters, P. O. Box 311, Maryknoll, N Y
10545; (914) 941-7575 ext. 5676; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website: http://www.maryknollsisters.org.
See ad on page 103. Code #199.
Mater Redemptoris Convent and House of Formation Founded in 2000, this is a place for young women
(ages 17 to 25) to discern if God is calling them to Consecrated Life. While receiving their academic education, the
aspirants learn what religious life is all about by living in
the convent during the school week. They may go home
to their families 3 weekends a month. One weekend a
month, the Sisters and aspirants take time to learn about
religious congregations, their spirituality, prayer, and
way of life. Formation Weekends and retreats are also
open to those young women who believe God may be
calling them to religious life but cannot live at the House
of Formation. Over 400 young women have visited the
convent and over two dozen women have entered nine
different religious congregations. The House of Formation is staffed by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr
St. George whose apostolic presence is found in schools,
health care, and parishes in over 10 dioceses in the nation.
For more information: Sr. M. Stephania Newell, FSGM,
3730 East Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54602; (608) 788-
4530; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
Medical Mission Sisters (M.M.S.) Medical Mission
Sisters are an international community of Catholic Sisters
and Associates whose lives are committed to healing and
wholeness. We live out this commitment in 19 countries
on five continents, including North America. Our call
“to be present to life in the spirit of Jesus the healer”
takes shape in our involvements in primary health care,
hospitals, holistic health, women’s groups, community
development, social work, global education, environmental concerns, and justice and peace issues. Our approach
is to work closely with local people, helping them learn
how to experience health and healing in their own lives,
communities and nations. We invite women who want
to live the love of God for all people through a mission
of healing to join us on our journey. For more information, contact: Sr. Marguerite Papineau, 8400 Pine Road,
Philadelphia, PA 19111; (215) 742-6100 or (215) 205-
8979; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.
See ad on page 104. Code #042.
Medical Missionaries of Mary (M.M.M.) Inspired by
our Blessed Mother’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth, the
Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM) follo w her example,
bringing Christ’s healing love to those most in need.
Sustained by prayer and community life, each sister, in
self-surrender, seeks God through a life-long commitment
of poverty, celibacy, and obedience in service to the sick,
poor, marginalized and most neglected of our world.
MMM is particularly drawn to those services that heal and
empower women. MMM presently serve in nine African
countries, Brazil and Honduras ministering in a variety
of professional capacities such as midwives, nurses, doctors, social services, administrators and various pastoral
ministries. The sisters strive to identify, respect and affirm
cultural differences and wisdom with particular regards to
health and healing. Primary Health Care, in continuous
dialogue with the local people, is a MMM priority. Contact: Sr. Madeleine LeBlanc, Vocation Director, Medical
Missionaries of Mary, 179 Highland Ave., Somerville,
MA 02143-1515; (617) 666-3223; e-mail: srmadeleinem-
Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart (M.H.S.H.) Mission Helpers can be found visiting poor families in their
homes to inquire about their needs; acting as advocates for
the handicapped and hearing impaired; feeding the homeless of our cities; reaching out to the Hispanic community
in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela; counseling and challenging young people; comforting families of
the terminally ill, including those with AIDS; counseling
families dealing with social, economic, or psychological
pressures and proclaiming the Gospel through spirituality
programs and formal religious education. Becoming aware
of an existing need, a Mission Helper responds. Vocation
Director, 1001 West Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21204;
(410) 823-8585, ext. 255; fax: (410) 296-4050; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: http://www.mis-sionhelpers.org.
See ad on page 132. Code #043.
Missionary Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.)—Immaculata
Monastery & Spirituality Center Missionary Benedictine Sisters commit themselves to Jesus Christ through
their monastic life and ministry. Community and personal
prayer, active ministry and a communal, simple lifestyle
blend together to form a dynamic of grace as they seek to
know and serve God in their day-to-day lives. The sung
Liturgy of the Hours, daily Eucharist, and Lectio Divina are
irreplaceable parts of their day. Their missionary focus is
to bring the Good News of Jesus in word and deed, especially to those most in need. 1,400 Missionary Benedictine
Sisters reach out to the people in need in 19 countries.
The sisters do a variety of ministries, e.g., health care,
education, social work, spiritual direction and retreats,
along with youth ministry. In the United States, 40 Sisters
serve in Nebraska and Minnesota. Vocations Office, 300
North 18th Street, Norfolk, NE, 68701; (402) 371-3438;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or vocations@norfolk-osb.
org; website: http://www.norfolk-osb.org. Our blog is
See ad on page 100. Code #249.
Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (M. F.I.C.) The Missionary Franciscan Sisters of
the Immaculate Conception, a community of about 250
Sisters, serve the church, especially the poor and needy,
in 10 countries of the world including nine East Coast
states of the U.S. In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi we
seek to embrace a radical following of the gospel, calling
one another to holiness, living in community. In a world
of division, we strive to be peacemakers by our presence.
Our ministries are quite varied and include: education,
health care, foreign missions, social services, pastoral
ministry, prison chaplaincy, campus ministry, counseling,
spiritual direction, legal services. We have vowed and
associate members. Vocation Director, Sr. Anna Theresa,
790 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458; (617) 969-1024;
fax: (617) 527-2528; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 107. Code #179.
Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity
(M.S.B. T.) Love means service! The Holy Spirit is seeking qualified young women to become our sisters as we
work to open NEW MISSIONS, and to help us continue
to serve at our established missions. Our call is to take on
“abandoned work”—work of the Church that wouldn’t
get done without us. We find ourselves in poor or remote
places where people need material help and spiritual encouragement. We are missionaries! We work to preserve
the Catholic Faith among traditionally Catholic people,
often immigrant populations who desperately need support. We are in the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Jamaica.
We adapt to the needs we find. Our work includes: parish
ministries of all kinds, social services, young adult ministries, outreach to migrant workers, prison work, health
care, at-risk children’s programs, retreat ministries, and
family life development programs. Glory to the Triune
God! Sr. Mary Kay McDonald, MSBT, and Sr. Olivia
Montejano, MSBT, 3501 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
19136; (215) 335-7534; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
See ad on page 125. Code #278.
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary (M.S.H.R.) The
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary seek to continue
Christ’s mission in today’s broken world. We are diverse
in ministries, ethnicities, and cultures. As women of faith
and prayer, we strive to give witness to missionary zeal.
We are ready to be sent beyond the boundaries of our
own country and culture. As we go forth, we endeavor
to find, nurture, and share the Divine Life and its abundance, especially with those on the margins. Through
our apostolates in Africa, the Americas, and Europe,
we work to establish a Christian presence, to empower,
especially women, and to foster spiritual and economic
development. Our missionary life allows those on the
margins to challenge us to become more compassionate
and to work with them to create a more human and thus,
more Godly world. Contact: Sr. Florence Enechukwu, 741
Polo Rd., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010; (610) 520-1974; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: http://www.holyrosary-sisters.org See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
(S.M.I.C.) We are an international community that lives
and breathes a deep love for St. Francis and St. Clare as
well as for mission. Through our mission, we express our
contemplative compassionate presence to all, especially
the most needy. Our foundation was in Brazil in 1910.
Now we are on all continents to live the gospel and to give
witness to God’s love. Our ministries are fine-tuned with
the needs of the people we serve. Going to Angola/Africa
is our newest endeavor. We Missionary Sisters of the
Immaculate Conception invite you to consider religious
life! Please contact Sr. Andrea Westkamp, S.M.I.C., 779
Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07514; (973) 279-3790; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.smic-mis-sionarysisters.com.
Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
(M.S.C.) We are missionaries who are called to be the
heart of God in the world. United in faith and prayer,
we are 850 women risking for the Gospel in the U.S.A.
and in 17 other countries. Our mission is to serve those
most in need of the compassionate love of Jesus, wherever that may be. Our ministries are diverse, including:
evangelization, social work, health care, education,
pastoral care, counseling, and parish ministry. We invite
women 20 - 45 years of age to join us in spreading the
message that God loves all people. Vocation Minister,
2811 Moyers Lane, Reading, PA 19605; e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.mscreading.org.
See ad on page 95. Code #305.
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(M.S.C.) “Lord, when did we see you hungry, thirsty,
naked. . .? Whatever you did for the least of my brothers
and sisters, you did it to me.” We are Missionaries of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus—passionate and bold in responding
to the most urgent needs of our world. Our works include
health care for the poor and uninsured, elder care, education, low-income housing, advocacy for immigrants and
persons who are trafficked, faith formation and human
promotion. We are in 16 countries around the world. We
are vowed sisters, lay missionaries, volunteers and many
others who collaborate in our works—all seeking to be a
creative and compassionate expression of Christ’s love in
the world. Come. Join us. For more information on how
to share your gifts as a Missionary for one year, two years,
or the rest of your life, visit our website www.mothercabri-ni.org. MSC Vocation Director, 610 King of Prussia Rd.,
Mansion, Second Floor Wing, Radnor, PA 19087; (610)
902-1039; e-mail: MSCvocations@mothercabrini.org.