church who believe deeply in the presence of the Risen
Christ. We have given our lives to God in joy through a
vowed commitment of chastity, poverty, and obedience.
In our education and health care ministries, we strive
to imitate the example of Jesus’ love, compassion, and
concern for others. We believe that God continues to
call women to live as Sisters of the Resurrection and we
invite you to prayerfully consider whether this could be
true for you. New York Province: Sr. Teresa Grace, C. R.,
35 Boltwood Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033; (518) 732-
2226; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
http://www.resurrectionsisters.org. Chicago Province:
Sr. Kathleen Ann, C.R., 7432 W. Talcott Avenue, Chicago,
IL 60631; (773) 792-6363; e-mail: email@example.com.
See ad on page 151. Code #215.
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (S.S.H.J.) We were
founded by Blessed Maria Schinina of Ragusa, Italy in
1889. Following the command of Jesus “obey my ministers,” she rejected worldly pleasures and dedicated herself
to the destitute, homeless, and unwanted. The aim of this
Congregation is the glory of God and the sanctification
of its members by the practice of Evangelical Vows and
spiritual and temporal works of mercy. Our motto is “Live
Jesus” and our Spirituality is “Love and Reparation to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus,” lived through “Love and Service
to the Poor.” Our ministry extends to the destitute, in orphanages, social work, rest homes, pastoral work, parish
ministry, schools, missionary lands, and in propagating
the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Prayer and Community life are highly esteemed and we dress in a full
religious habit. We serve in Italy, Madagascar, Nigeria,
Philippines, Romania, India, Equatorial Guinea, Canada,
and United States. Age limit is 18 to 39. Contact: Sister
Grace Dike, SSHJ, Sacred Heart Villa, 5269 Lewiston Rd.,
Lewiston, NY 14092; (716) 284-8273; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.shvilla.org.
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother Third Order of St.
Francis of Assisi (S.S.M.) We are an internationally
diverse group of Franciscan women committed to prayer,
community, and service. With Mary, the Mother of Sorrows, we bring a compassionate presence to the world
by focusing on the needs of those who are suffering. We
have missions in ten countries: the USA, the Dominican
Republic, Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad; Austria, Germany,
Italy; Brazil and Africa. Are you yearning to make a difference in a suffering world as did Mary, Mother of Sorrows?
If yes, take the first step in exploring the process of becoming one of us by contacting Sister Dorothy Ann Dirkx, 40
Morris Ave., Denville, NJ 07834; (973) 627-0424; e-mail:
See ad on page 36. Code #034.
Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis (O.S.F.)—East
Peoria, IL We are personally called by the Most High God
to live the Franciscan way of life. With the Holy Virgin Mary
as our mother and model, we strive to follow examples of
St. Francis of Assisi and Mother M. Frances Krasse. We
travel this earth as pilgrims, walking through life together,
strengthened by the Eucharist, praising our God in the
Liturgy of the Hours, and allowing Him daily to transform
us by our life of penance. In emptying ourselves for others, in humble sharing of the gifts we have received from
our Father, we bring the peace of Christ among men. Our
community apostolate includes health care and education.
Our primary commitment is to care for the sick and poor.
The special spirit of our community is the loving simplicity
which our holy Father St. Francis practiced to a very high
degree. Vocation Director, 740 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria,
IL 61603; (309) 655-4840; e-mail: email@example.com; website: http://www.franciscansisterspeoria.org.
See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 36. Code #081.
Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart (S.D.S.H.) God
called Sister Ida Peterfy through her personal relationship
with Him and through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to
begin our Community in Hungary in 1940. Our Community is characterized by: ONENESS WI TH GOD s daily
personal and communal prayer s daily Eucharist s adoration of the Blessed Sacrament s GENUINE LOVE FOR
ONE ANOTHER s community life s teamwork in the
mission s recreation together s LOVING SERVICE
FOR HIS CHURCH s a joyful apostolate s ZEALOUS
LOVE TO SERVE OUR LORD s we serve in the United
States, Taiwan, and Hungary in catechetics, evangelization
and medical work s VIVID FAITH LIFE s HUMBLE
RELIANCE ON GOD s we profess Vows of Chastity,
Poverty, and Obedience s “With our hearts and minds
anchored permanently in Jesus Our Lord, we surrender ourselves to Him to be filled with His transforming love.” Sister
Ida. s We are one in Christ. s Contact: Sacred Heart
Novitiate: 10480 Winnetka Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311;
(818) 831-9710; website: http://www.sacredheartsisters.
com. See our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
Society of Helpers (S.H.) The Helpers are an international
community of women religious who have been urged by
the love of Christ to respond to a world in crisis by bringing
hope to the human journey. We work in solidarity with the
forgotten, those wounded in human dignity, those suffering
injustice, those surviving without hope, those searching for
God. We share with them in the life and death situations
of the human situation moving towards fullness of life.
To learn more contact: Sr. Jean Kielty, 2043 N. Humboldt Blvd., Chicago, IL 60647; (773) 405-9884; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Sr. Anna Maria Baldauf, 4721-I
S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60615; (773) 548-8526; e-mail:
email@example.com. Visit our website at
http://www.helpers.org. U.S. Provincial House: 4721-J S.
Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60615; (773) 548-5026.
Society of St. Teresa of Jesus (S. T.J.) The Teresian
Sisters are an international congregation of women
religious called to “know and love Jesus and make him
known and loved” through the apostolates of prayer,
education, and sacrifice. Founded in 1876 by St. Henry
de Osso, the Teresian Sisters serve in 24 countries in
the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In the U.S. we
minister in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida in education,
youth ministry, retreats, and parish ministry. Our life of
prayer and community strengthen us for mission and
enable us to proclaim Christ to all people. Mindful of
the needs of the poor, we are called to go wherever the
interests of Jesus are most in danger. Discover if God is
calling you to witness to his love in our world. Contact: Sr.
Clarice Suchy, S. T.J., 18158 St. Joseph Way, Covington,
LA 70435; (985) 893-1557; e-mail: teresianvocations@
yahoo.com; website: http://www.teresians.org.
See ad on page 39. Code #261.
Society of St. Ursula (S.U.) The Sisters of St. Ursula,
following in the footsteps of our foundress, Anne de
Xainctonge, are women religious called to work with
and among women and young people especially the poor.
Through education in the broadest sense, we are to enable
all people to appreciate and desire Gospel values. We minister in schools, parishes, retreat centers, and social service
agencies. It is through the witness of our lives consecrated
to Jesus Christ that we desire to make Him known and
loved. We are called to live lives of discernment, to find
God in all things, and to manifest the magis (the more) in
every aspect of our lives. Sisters of the SU Federation serve
on four continents in 10 countries. Contact: Sr. Rosemary
McNamara, SU, (914) 466-3599 or e-mail: rgmsu@aol.
com; website: http://www.societyofstursula.org.
See ad on page 60. Code #021.
Society of the Holy Child Jesus—American Province
(SHCJ) Founded by Cornelia Connelly, the Society of the
Holy Child Jesus is an international community of women
religious. Our mission is to help others believe that God
lives and acts in them and in our world, and to rejoice
in God’s presence. Our life of prayer and community
strengthens us for diverse ministries. Since the Society’s
founding in 1846, education has been at the heart of our
mission. Today, we continue to serve as educators in the
broadest sense of the word through ministries in teaching,
spirituality, health care, social work, pastoral care, parish
administration, and law. In the U.S., the Society sponsors
15 schools, including Rosemont College, and several
social service organizations. Holy Child Sisters serve on
four continents and in 16 states. For more information,
please contact: Carmen Torres, SHCJ; 460 Shadeland
Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026; (610) 626-1400, ext. 304;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at http://www.
Enter #338 at VocationMatch.com
See ad on page 42. Code #172.
Society of the Sacred Heart (R.S.C.J.) The Religious
of the Sacred Heart invite you to join in our mission of
discovering and making God’s love known. Our members
share life together in small communities and seek, through
prayer and contemplation, to be drawn ever more deeply
into intimacy with God, who is alive and active in our
hearts and minds and who challenges us to make choices
for justice and peace in response to the Gospel and the
needs of the world. In the United States, we live out our
educational mission in a wide variety of settings, including
schools and colleges, social agencies and shelters. Linked
with our sisters in 45 countries, and led by the Spirit, we
strive to live courageously in the traditions of our founder,
Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, and our pioneer educator
Saint Philippine Duchesne. Visit us at http://www.rscj.
org and http://www.rscjinternational.org or contact us
at: 1-888-844-7725 (toll free) or email@example.com. See
our web ad at www.VocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 111. Code #027.
Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland (O.S.U.) As Ursuline
Sisters we are called to live the Gospel values and to