witnessing to, proclaiming and building God’s Kingdom,
dedicating our prayer and ministry to: evangelization,
education, elder care, and ecumenism. We are based in
the U.S., serving in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois,
Indiana, New York, Texas, and South Carolina. If you feel
God may be calling you to a lifetime of service, or simply
have questions about consecrated life, please contact: Sr.
Deborah Marie, SS.C.M., at Villa Sacred Heart, Danville,
PA 17821; (570) 275-1093; fax: (570) 275-5997; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.sscm.org.
See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 62. Code #181.
Sisters of St. Casimir (S.S.C.) The Sisters of St. Casimir
invite a new generation of women to share their lives of
prayer, community, and service. We are women religious
who follow Jesus and offer the hope and joy of a deep
faith life to those whose lives we touch. We are involved
in education, health care, parish, prayer, and social ministries, journeying with others toward the gospel vision
of a peaceful, loving and just world. Presently we serve
in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas and Argentina.
We thank God for the many blessings of our vocation and
for our foundress, Servant of God Maria Kaupas, whose
vision and spirit continue to inspire us to greater compassion and service in meeting the needs of our world today.
Please contact: Sr. M. Janine Golubickis, SSC, or Sr. M.
Dolorine Lopez, SSC, 2601 W. Marquette Rd., Chicago,
IL 60629; (630) 243-8349; e-mail: sscvocation@yahoo.
com; website: http://www.ssc2601.com.
Sisters of St. Francis (O.S.F.), Sylvania, OH Women
of Peace. Seekers of Justice. Called like Francis of Assisi
to live the Gospel as joyful servants, the Sylvania Franciscans are a diverse community of 202 vowed religious
and 80 Associates who express their commitment to all
people through the way they live and in a wide and varied
range of ministries in 13 states and the island of Haiti.
Committed to lives as messengers of peace, the Sylvania
Franciscans are active in ministries that reverence human dignity and embrace the poor and marginalized.
Their advocacy efforts include respect for life, social
and economic justice, the Earth Charter and ecological
integrity, democracy, nonviolence and peace. For further
information, go to: http://www.sistersosf.org or e-mail:
See ad on page 162. Code #085.
Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi “Women of faith touching a world in need.” Our Franciscan Congregation is
committed to bringing the teaching, healing, reconciling,
and liberating power of Jesus to every life we touch. We
stand in solidarity with women and those who are poor,
oppressed, and disenfranchised. We promote social justice, preservation of the earth, harmony and world peace.
We seek to deepen our Franciscan identity. Our ministries
are as diverse as the women who serve them: administrators; teachers; health-care providers; social workers and
counselors; campus, prison, and parish ministers; child
care workers; artists and musicians. Community members
are located across the United States and in Taiwan. We
invite women who are seeking the simplicity, meaning,
and heartfelt joy of a Franciscan lifestyle to risk their future with us. Sr. Kathy Cairns or Sr. Rose Sevenich, 3221
South Lake Drive, St. Francis, WI 53235; (414) 744-1160;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.lakeosfs.
org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 84. Code #072.
Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (O.S.F.) Led
by the Spirit, we, as Joliet Franciscans, embrace the Gospel
life by commitment to Franciscan values and respond
to the needs of our time through prayer, community,
and ministry. We minister in preschool through adult
education, in parish ministry, health care, social services,
religious education, and as musicians and artists. Ministering in 13 states and in Brazil, we invite inquiries from
women who feel called to our Franciscan way of life as
vowed members. Inquiries are also welcomed from both
men and women interested in the Associate relationship.
Vocation Minister: Sr. Barbara Kwiatkowski, O.S.F.,
1433 Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435; (815) 725-8735;
fax: (815) 725-8648; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.jolietfranciscans.org.
See ad on page 115. Code #252.
Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity
(O.S.F.)—Holy Name Province We are a worldwide
congregation striving to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ
in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, and
Magdalen Damen, our foundress. We contemplate the
Word of God, living community together with the sisters
God gives us. We live as Sisters minor, vowing obedience,
poverty, and celibate chastity. Within the United States
and Chiapas, Mexico we serve wherever needed, with
special attention to the poor and marginalized, reflecting
gentle courtesy toward all creation. New or experienced
we walk together with courage, open to risk and trusting
God’s goodness and providence. We invite you to join us
as we bring a Franciscan presence of simplicity, joyful
service, and peacemaking to the world of today. Contact:
Sr. Ann McDermott, St. Francis House, 2647 Pierce St.,
Hollywood, FL 33020; e-mail: sannmcd@bellsouth.
net; (954) 925-5875 or; Vocation Office, 4421 Lower
River Rd., Stella Niagara, N Y 14144; (716) 754-4312, ext.
9701#; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 161. Code #142.
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration (O.S.F.)
Western Province (Colorado Springs, CO) We are
women who strive to live in a contemplative relationship
with God and with all of creation through our prayer life,
especially Perpetual Adoration. We seek to live simply
while serving in a complex world, anchored in our
prayer life, supported in community, and responding to
the unmet needs of our times, especially to women and
children, with generous love, justice, mercy, and compassion. Discover who we are via our website: http://www.
nunsarewe.org and contact Sr. Frances Sedlacek, O.S.F.,
7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80919; (719)
955-7015; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (O.S.F.) Are you
called to make a difference? Join our committed risk-takers! Committed to the needs of others, especially the
economically poor, marginal, and oppressed. We are willing to take necessary risks to be a healing, compassionate
presence in our violent world—especially for women,
children, and those who have no voice. A community of
nearly 700 Catholic women religious, we choose a Gospel
way of life lived in community. We uphold a long tradition of loving God and being in relationships through loving service. Today we minister in the U. S. and beyond in
various ministries—wherever God’s people need us most.
Contact: Sr. Mary Beth Antonelli, Vocation Director, East,
609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA 19014; (610) 558-6789; Sr.
Patricia Novak, Vocation Director, West, 2408 SE 16th
Avenue, Portland, OR 97214; (503) 233-1878; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: http://www.osfphila.org.
Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception
(O.S.F.) Called to make God’s compassionate presence known through our vowed life in community, the
Sisters of this diocesan religious congregation dedicate
themselves to prayer, community life, and service in the
spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, whose personal lifestyle
was expressed in prayer, joy, and simplicity. The Sisters
presently serve the people of God throughout Illinois
through prayer and community witness, and a variety of
ministries to all ages. These include caring for the aging,
teaching, religious education for adults and children,
adult literacy, parish ministry, social work, chaplaincy,
teen and adult retreat programs, spiritual direction, and
campus ministry. Sr. Paula, 2408 West Heading Avenue,
West Peoria, IL 61604; (309) 674-6168; e-mail: srpaulav@
yahoo.com; website: http://www.westpeoriasisters.org.
Enter #189 at VocationMatch.com
Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
(OSF) As women of vision, rooted in the Gospel and
energized by the spirit of Francis and Clare, we live in
right relationship with God, one another, and all creation.
Ministries: education (infant to post graduate), religious
education, health care, child care, elder care, care of the
dying, care of the homeless, care for the earth, peace and
justice, pastoral care, spiritual care, retreat ministry,
prayer ministry, social ministry, music ministry, art
ministry, technology, clinical psychology, law and theology. As one of the largest Franciscan communities of
women religious, we serve internationally in 32 dioceses
including the Hawaiian Islands, Kenya, Peru, and Puerto
Rico. You are invited to join us in serving people who are
most in need. Become a vowed Franciscan woman who
spreads the good news of God’s love through word and
deed. Contact: Sr. Kathy Adamski, OSF, (412) 215-7708;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.sosf.
org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 31. Code #294.
Sisters of St. John the Baptist (C.S.J.B.) We are an
international group of consecrated women in the Catholic
Church living together in community to give hope and
prophetic witness to Jesus of Nazareth. We work for
the glory of God in the service of our neighbor—
especially the youth and children who are poor, abandoned,
marginalized and at risk of losing their faith—through
evangelization, education, and human promotion. As
women religious, we serve as teachers, administrators,
pastoral and social workers, health professionals, and
care givers. Founded in Italy in 1878 by Blessed Alfonso
Marie Fusco, our religious family continues to move in