time with the Holy Spirit in responding to the challenges
and needs in our society. In sixteen countries, our sisters
strive to live the Founder’s words: “I wish that even my
shadow might do good.” Is God Calling you to respond
to these challenges? What is your answer? For more
information see: http://www.baptistines.org or contact
our Provincial Office (718) 518-7820. See our web ad at
See ad on page 154. Code #075.
Sisters of St. Joseph (S.S.J. and C.S.J.)—
Federation Does loving God and neighbor without distinction
stir your heart and energize you for living in today’s
world? In 1650, six ordinary women came together to
share their gift of God’s love. They prayed daily, lived
simply in community and responded to the needs of their
area. Over 350 years later, this same mission continues
in over 50 countries worldwide. We are vowed religious
women from all walks of life who share the mission of
Jesus that all may be one. We do this through prayer,
living in community, and responding to the needs of our
time. Our mission calls us to work toward union of God
and neighbor without distinction. Together with our
Associates and Volunteers we respond to the needs of
our Church and world with compassion, creativity, and
courage by using our individual and collective gifts in a
variety of ways. Would you like to live the challenge of
the Gospel with us? For more information please contact
one of our Vocation Ministers Albany, NY: Sr. Joan
Mary Hartigan, CSJ, (518) 783-3605; e-mail: jhartigan@
csjalbany.org; website: www.csjalbany.org; Baden,
PA: Sr. Dorothy Pashuta, CSJ, (412) 661-2528; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.stjoseph-
baden.org; Boston, MA: Sr. Mary Theresa O’Reilly, CSJ,
(617) 746-2045; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: www.csjboston.org; Brentwood, NY: Sr. Mary
Walsh, CSJ, (516) 483-6799; e-mail: vocationcsj@aol.
com; website: www.brentwoodcsj.org; Buffalo, NY:
Sr. Patrice Ryan, SSJ, (716) 759-6454; e-mail: pryan@
ssjbuffalo.org; website: www.ssjbuffalo.org;
Chambery-West Hartford, CT: Sr. Elaine Betoncourt, CSJ, (860)
233-5126; e-mail: email@example.com;
website: www.sistersofsaintjoseph.org; Concordia,
KS: Sr. Beverly Carlin, CSJ, (785) 243-2149: e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.csjkansas.org; CSJ
Volunteer Program: (785) 243-2149; e-mail: cdoman@
csjkansas.org; Congregation of St. Joseph: Sr. Ileana
Fernandez, CSJ, (225) 388-2262; e-mail: vocations@
csjoseph.org; website: www. csjoseph.org; St. Joseph
Worker Volunteer Program (in New Orleans): (504)
909-0091; e-mail: email@example.com; Erie, PA: Sr. Linda
Fusco, SSJ, (814) 836-4127; e-mail: formation@ssjerie.
org: website: www.ssjerie.org; Honolulu, HI: Sr. Eva
Joseph Mesina, CSJ, (808) 244-8123; e-mail: sevajm@
msn.com; website: www.csjhawaii.org; Los Angeles, CA:
Sr. Anne Davis, CSJ, (310) 889-2117; e-mail: vocations@
csjla.org; website: www.csjla.org; Orange, CA: Sr. Mary
Elizabeth Nelsen, CSJ, (714) 633-8121 ext. 7108; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.csjorange.org;
Philadelphia, PA: Sr. Kathy Claflin, SSJ, (215) 248-7236;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.ssjphila.org;
Rochester, NY: Sr. Donna Del Santo, SSJ, (585) 733-
4422; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
ssjrochester.org; Sisters of Saint Joseph Volunteer Corps,
(585) 529-5689; e-mail: email@example.com;
Springfield, MA: Sr. Natalie Cain, SSJ, (413) 536-0853
ext. 249; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
ssjspringfield.org; St. Augustine, FL: Sr. Kathleen Po wer,
SSJ, (904) 610-9228; e-mail: ssjflvocations@bellsouth.
net; website: www.ssjfl.org; St. Louis, MO: Sr. Marianne
Keena, CSJ, (314) 678-0315; e-mail: email@example.com;
website: www.csjsl.org; St. Paul, MN: Sr. Jill Underdahl,
CSJ, (651) 696-2872; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: www.csjstpaul.org; St. Joseph Worker Volunteer
Program, (651) 690-7049; e-mail: email@example.com;
website: www.stjosephworkers.org; Watertown, N Y: Sr.
Gregory Munger, SSJ, (315) 782-3460; e-mail: smgssj@
yahoo.com; website: www.ssjwatertown.org.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace (C.S.J.P.) The Sisters of
St. Joseph of Peace are an international community built
on a rich heritage of promoting social justice as a way to
peace. Our founding spirit calls us to further the work of
peace, and our call to peacemaking pervades our prayer
and leads us to a life of simplicity and service. In accord
with our tradition we commit ourselves to promote peace
in family life, in the church, and in society. We minister in
education, health and hospital services, religious education, parish ministry, social justice, spiritual direction,
and peace ministry in the U.S., U.K., and El Salvador.
Community life sustains us in ministry. Likewise ministry
enlivens and enriches our life in community. Recognizing
gospel peace as both gift and task, we believe that prayer is
fundamental to our life. We rely on the love and fidelity of
God to lead us in the way of peace. Vocation Contact: Sr.
Jo-Anne Miller, CSJP, Vocation Director, P.O. Box 248,
Bellevue, WA 98009; (425) 451-1770 ext. 118; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.csjp.org.
See ad on page 121. Code #227.
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis
(SSJ-TOSF) The Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of
St. Francis are a community of more than 300 Franciscan
women who are dedicated to Gospel living. In the spirit of
Jesus and Francis, we seek to serve the minores—the little
ones who often fall through the cracks in society through
a variety of ministries. Our Franciscan charism calls us to
reach out to all members of the human family and, in a special way, to the poor and the outcast. The missioned presence of the Congregation continues today in 13 states, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Peru. The congregation has a strong associate relationship for men and women partnering in prayer
and ministry. Contact the Director of Vocation Ministry,
P.O. Box 305, Stevens Point, WI 54481-0305; (715) 341-
8457; e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.
ssj-tosf.org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 37. Code #154.
Sisters of St. Mary of Namur (S.S.M.N.) Are you fascinated by God? We are. Are you challenged to deepen
your spiritual life and values? We are. Is God urging you
to serve the poor of your neighborhood, your country,
your world? The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur are an international congregation of religious women, consecrated
by vows, and living together in community to transmit
the Word of God. In eight provinces throughout both the
Northern and Southern hemispheres, we find our service
among the poor and marginalized of the world with special commitment to women and young people. We share
community life, prayer, the Eucharist, and a life united to
the joys and sorrows of the human family. Ready to search
further? Contact Sr. Carol Ann Kleindinst, 241 Lafayette
Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213; (716) 884-8221; e-mail: car-
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.ssmn.us.
Sisters of St. Rita (O.S.A.) We, the Sisters of St. Rita,
are an international community who follow the Rule of
St. Augustine and the example of St. Rita, our patroness.
St. Augustine’s heart was on fire with the love of God. We,
too, want to live our community life and our mission that
flows from a burning heart passionately in love—”a heart
which sees where love is needed and acts accordingly”
(Deus caritas est.). We are “not linked together through law
but in freedom held together through grace” (Augustinian
Rule). Rejoicing in the gifts God has given each one of us,
we minister where we are needed, faithfully keeping to our
founding mission of spiritual/social family care with all its
diverse ministries. Is your heart burning also? We invite you
to walk the journey with us to make a difference. Contact Sr.
Angelica Summer, O.S. A., 4014 N. Green Bay Rd., Racine,
WI 53404; (262) 639-1766; e-mail: sr.angelica@sbcglobal.
net; website: http://www.sistersofstrita.org.
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (S.B.S.) We are
a multiracial community of vowed women who were
founded by Saint Katharine Drexel. We are called to be a
sign of the power of the Eucharistic Christ to effect unity
and community among all peoples. Through education,
parish ministry, social and health services, and spiritual
ministries, we challenge injustices and share the Gospel
message with the poor and oppressed, especially among
the Black and Native American peoples. Our ministries
take us to Native American reservations, inner cities, and
rural areas in the United States and Haiti. Vocation Director,
1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020-5796; (215) 244-
9900, ext. 327; e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://
See ad on page 165. Code #076.
Sisters of the Divine Compassion (R.D.C.) As Sisters of
the Divine Compassion we are women of the 21st century
called to be God’s compassionate presence among the
marginalized and oppressed in our midst. For 123 years
we have gathered in community, prayer, and service to
respond to the brokenness of our world. Our current
ministries include elementary and secondary education,
pastoral ministry, spiritual development, health care, rural
and migrant ministry, and social services in both rural and
urban New York State. As our co-founder, Monsignor
Thomas Preston reminds us, “. . . to think that not only
may we be the recipients of the divine compassion, but
that God will let us take this divine compassion into our
hands and extend it to others.” (1888). Susan Becker,
R.D.C., 52 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603; (914)
798-1109; fax: (914) 949-5169; e-mail: snbecker2000@
yahoo.com; website: http://www.divinecompassion.org.
Sisters of the Divine Savior (S.D.S.) [Salvatorians] The
Salvatorians are an international religious community of
sisters, priests, brothers, and lay Salvatorians. We were
founded by Father Francis Jordan and Blessed Mary of the
Apostles in Rome in the 1880s. Our mission is to make
Jesus our Savior known so that all may experience the
fullness of life. We minister in Alabama, Arizona, California, Tennessee, Wisconsin and in 30 other countries
in the world. Our apostolic work includes parish work,
education, health care, advocacy, Anti-Human Trafficking, social work, art, law, secretarial, and retreat ministry.
If you are a single women between the ages of 20-50 we
invite you to contact us: Sister Carol Jean Zais, SDS, 4311
North 100th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222-1303; (414)
466-0810, ext. 229; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: http://sistersofthedivinesavior.org. See our web
ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 21. Code #315.
Sisters of the Holy Cross (C.S.C.) We, Sisters of the
Holy Cross, are a dynamic international congregation of
sisters, who are part of the Holy Cross family of sisters,
brothers and priests. Striving to live out Jesus’ gospel and
mission in the 21st century, we minister to people in eight
countries on four continents. Compelled by Love, we
continue to address the unmet needs of these communities
as educators, health care workers, administrators,
counselors, pastoral ministers, social workers, retreat
leaders, writers, attorneys and social justice advocates. We
have committed ourselves as a congregation to promote
right relationships wherever we serve. Walk with us in
our life and mission. Sr. Mary Margaret Weber, C.S.C.,
2017 Quail Forest Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609; (919)
878-0741; e-mail: email@example.com or Sr.
Mary Ellen Johnson, C. S.C., 11133 51st Ave., South, Apt.
53, Seattle, WA 98178-2142; (206) 725-6505; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.cscsisters.org.
See ad on page 31. Code #269.
Sisters of the Holy Family (S.H.F.) For more than 135
years the Sisters of the Holy Family have responded to the
Gospel call to seek out the poor and the needy, especially
families, for the Kingdom of God. Founded in San Francisco, CA, and serving the western United States, the diversity of our ministries reflects our historical commitment to
provide meaningful services to the communities in which
we live and work. Some of our current ministries include: