gang prevention, child care, religious education, social
services, grief counseling, teachers, special education, parish administration, social work, and home visiting. Our
doors are open to those exploring membership as vowed
members or associate members. We invite you to explore
membership with the Sisters of the Holy Family. Vocation Director, P. O. Box 3248, Fremont, California 94539;
(510) 624-4500; fax: (510) 624-4550; e-mail: vocations@
holyfamilysisters.org; website: http://www.holyfamily-sisters.org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 129. Code #036.
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (C.S.F.N.) In
a world marked by individualism, we choose family!
Our lives, rooted in prayer and in the example of the
Holy family of Nazareth, speak to the world about love,
sacrifice, and true joy. Believing that charity begins at
home, we create communities where lives are nurtured
and shared. Empowered by this gift, we reach out to the
Church and world through diverse ministries, striving
to uphold the value and dignity of the human family.
Founded in Rome in 1875 by Blessed Mary of Jesus the
Good Shepherd, we are an international congregation,
presently serving in the continental United States,
Puerto Rico, Australia, Eastern and Western Europe,
Israel, and the Philippines. Make a life-giving choice
today and explore what God may have in mind for you!
For more information, contact: Sister Michele Vincent
Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.naza-rethcsfn.org. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 113. Code #155.
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
(S.N.J.M.) Are you seeking a vibrant community in
which to live out your Gospel call? Consider joining an
international congregation of women religious, called to
be prophetic witnesses to the Gospel, who believe that
liberating action that aims at the full development of the
human person is at the heart of our mission. Our commitment is rooted in community, prayer, and service. In
the spirit and vision of our foundress, Blessed Marie-Rose
Durocher, we serve as educators, pastoral ministers, retreat guides, social workers, campus ministers, health care
providers, and community organizers in the U.S., Canada,
Southern Africa, Central America, and South America.
Information is available for men and women about associate opportunities. Please contact: Sr. Janet Ryan, S.N.J. M.,
(503) 777-1419 ext. 231; e-mail: janetmryan@comcast.
net; website: http://www.holynamesvocations.org.
Sisters of the Holy Redeemer (C.S.R.) The Sisters of
the Holy Redeemer are compelled to bring the healing
presence and compassion of the Redeemer to those who
suffer in body, mind and spirit. We strive to be witnesses
to hope and joy as we serve Jesus in the most vulnerable.
Our inspiration flows from our relationship with Jesus,
our Redeemer as we follow the example of Mother Alphonse Maria Eppinger who founded the congregation
160 years ago on the principal that “Love of God and
love of neighbor are but one single love.” Through our
sponsorship of the Holy Redeemer Health System, we
provide health care, social services, and pastoral care, with
a special emphasis on older adults, women and children.
Contact us: American Province; Vocation Ministry Office,
521 Moredon Road, Huntington Valley, PA 19006; (215)
914-4114 or 4109; e-mail: vocations@HolyRedeemer.
com; website: http://www.SistersHolyRedeemer.org.
See ad on page 15. Code #079.
Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate
(SHSp) The Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary
Immaculate are a pontifical community of religious
women—with the celebration of the Eucharist and
communal prayer as the center of our lives. We were
founded in 1893, in San Antonio, Texas, by Mother
Margaret Healy-Murphy. We follow the original mission
of our foundress who was moved to respond to the urgent
social needs of her times—the spiritual and educational
needs of the poor. We are called by the Spirit to work
with people of diverse social and ethnic backgrounds and
dedicate our lives to promoting the human dignity of those
neglected or marginalized. The Sisters teach the message
of the Gospel and work on Christian education, spiritual
direction, immigration reform, homelessness, peace and
justice, housing, health care, and homes for the aged and
abused children. We minister in the U.S., Mexico, and
Africa. Contact: Sr. Gabriel Hession, SHSp, 301 Yucca
St., San Antonio, TX 78203; (210) 533-5149; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: http://www.shsp.org.
Sisters of the Humility of Mary (H.M.) Fidelity to God’s
Spirit challenges us to be a prophetic presence in today’s
world by bringing more abundant life to God’s people. As
a community of religious women we care for those in need
through a variety of ministries in education, health care,
social service, pastoral ministry, works of peacemaking,
justice, and care for Earth. Our founders, Marie-Antoinette
Potier and John Joseph Begel, responded to the needs of
the time in France with vision, courage and generosity,
eventually emigrating to the Cleveland, OH diocese in
1864. The heart of our commitment to religious life is a
radical love and following of Jesus Christ grounded in a
life of prayer and compassionate service. Mary’s humility
inspires us to say “YES” to God’s call, whatever it asks of
us, in joyful simplicity. We number 178 Sisters serving
in Midwestern states, Florida, and Haiti. Associates and
HM Volunteers share in our mission. Sr. Toby Lardie,
HM; (440) 356-5711; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Sr. Cheryl Rose, HM, (440) 356-6130; e-mail: crose@
hmministry.org; website: http://www.humilityofmary.org.
See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 124. Code #329.
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed
Virgin Mary A religious congregation that seeks to unite
prayer life with apostolic activity in the spirit of our
founder Blessed George Matulaitis. We serve the Church,
especially the poor, and help others on their journey to
God. We are consecrated to God by public vows and are
committed to follow Jesus by observing the evangelical
counsels and living in our religious community. In the
USA, Canada, and Lithuania we serve in diversified
ministries: education, youth ministry, health care with the
aged, social, pastoral, and parish work, communications,
and hospitality. God is calling today as always. Come, talk
and walk with us. Vocation director: Sr. M. Bernadette,
600 Liberty Highway, Putnam, CT 06260; (860) 928-
5294; e-mail: email@example.com.
Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
(I. W.B.S.)—Corpus Christi, TX We are a community of
consecrated women following the call of Jesus to spread
His love and presence through prayer, community life,
and ministry. Our mission is to worship Jesus and to
make Him visible in the world through a life lived in the
spirit of the Beatitudes. Joy, simplicity, gentleness, obedience, and the spirit of mission are our special charisms.
Currently, our Order ministers in the Diocese of Corpus
Christi, Brownsville, Galveston-Houston, and Beaumont
serving in education, adult faith formation and catechesis,
ministry to the homeless, hospital chaplaincy and prison
ministry. The IWBS Sisters of Corpus Christi are part of
eleven independent groups of Incarnate Word Sisters with
ministries in North, Central and South America, Europe
and Africa. Women who are interested in a contemplative/apostolic community, between the ages of 21 and 50,
who have completed a high school education are invited
to contact Sr. Rosa Ortiz, IWBS, 2930 S. Alameda, Corpus
Christi, TX 78404; (361) 882-5413; e-mail: srmortiz7@
yahoo.com; website: http://www.iwbscc.org.
See our ad on page 66. Code #274.
Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
(C.V.I.)—Houston, TX We, the Sisters of the Incarnate
Word and Blessed Sacrament of Houston, Texas continue
Founded bySAINT KATHARINE DREXEL Sisters of theBlessed Sacrament
We are called to be a sign of the power
of the Eucharistic Christ
to effect unity and community
among all people, especially among the
Native American and Black peoples.
the inspiration of our saintly foundress, Venerable Jeanne
de Matel, to extend the Incarnation of Christ. Central to
our spirituality is the Eucharistic Presence of Christ which
impels us to serve others with humility, simplicity, and
charity. In addition to daily Eucharist and each Sister’s
daily personal and communal prayer, this centrality is
reflected in a communal celebration of Eucharistic Adoration on the first Sunday of each month. We accomplish
our mission of evangelization through Christian education especially the faith formation of young people, by
outreach to the elderly, and by discerning other needs
which call forth the gifts and talents of the Sisters. Women
who are interested in a contemplative/apostolic community, are 18 years of age or above and have completed
a high school education are invited to contact us. Sister
Mary Margaret Rosberg, C.V.I., 3400 Bradford Place,
Houston, TX 77025-1398; (713) 668-0423 ext. 107;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://
CONTACT: Vocation Director
1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020
email@example.com 215-244-9900 ext: 327
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Sisters of the Living Word (S.L.W.) Our community
was founded in 1975, in response to the call for renewal
in religious life at the Second Vatican Council. We focus
our energies on situations where the Living Word of God
needs to be spoken and reflected, to help free the oppressed
and bring new life. We do this through education, pastoral
care, parish ministry, spiritual direction, social work, creative arts, and more. We invite generous and courageous
women to join us in continuing to shape this new community. Check us out at our website, or come and meet
us at a location near you. Or participate in a Living Word
Retreat to experience our spirituality and passion for mission. For more information contact: Sr. Kathleen Heer, 800
N. Fernandez Ave.-B, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; (847)
577-5972; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen_slw@
yahoo.com; website: http://www.slw.org.