www.stpaulsmonastery.org. See our web ad online at
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Tulsa, OK—St.
Joseph Monastery This is our story. . . .God called
us to Oklahoma in 1889 even before OK was a state.
We were called to work with the Native Americans
and African Americans. We established schools and
traveled the territory teaching vacation Bible school.
Today, we are a community of 22 women—nurses,
educators, administrators, catechists, spiritual
directors, liturgists, consultants, and pray-ers. As
Benedictine women we have one special calling—to
pray and to build community. The Eucharist and
Divine Office are central to our life. We pray, we work,
we share meals together, and we play together as we
minister to the needs of the people of OK. We’ve been
telling our story for 130 years now and OK is still a
mission territory, less than 4% Catholic, on the edge
of the Bible Belt. We invite you to come and help
us continue to write and tell our story as we build
up this Benedictine community for the kingdom of
God in OK. Vocations, St. Joseph Monastery, 2200
S. Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74114; (918) 746-4205; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
stjosephmonastery.org; facebook: facebook.com/
stjosephmonastery; twitter: twitter.com/stjosephmon;
blog: www.blogspot.com.stjosephmonastery. See our
web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Watertown, SD—Mother of God
Monastery We are a community of 55
monastic women ( 4 women in initial formation) living
in the peaceful prairie land of rural South Dakota. We
are called to seek God joyfully in community. We
respond to the needs of others through our ministries,
our prayer, our advocacy and our hospitality. Currently
our sisters are involved in teaching, health care,
pastoral care, parish work, prison ministry, ministry
to Native Americans, Latinos and other cultures,
spiritual direction and retreats, ministry to the elderly
and environmental stewardship. We invite women
who desire to seek God to journey with us. We offer
several discernment retreats throughout the year. Visit
our website watertownbenedictines.org, for a
description and dates or contact Adrienne Kaufmann,
O.S.B., 110 28th Avenue SE, #59, Watertown, SD
57201; (605) 886-4159, email@example.com.
Like us on Facebook! See our web ad at www.
See ads on pages 27, 125. Code #157.
For more features go to VocationNetwork.org
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada—St. Benedict’s Monastery Our home is
nestled on beautiful property on the banks of the
Red River, 60 miles north of the U.S. border which
we share with thousands of spiritual seekers each
year. We are women called to live the Gospel in
community through a balanced life of prayer and
work according to the Rule of St. Benedict, an ancient
tradition in contemporary form responding to the
spiritual hungers of our time. The balance of prayer
and work includes the liturgy of the hours, Eucharist,
contemplative prayer and service to others according
to our gifts and talents. Presently we are engaged in
spiritual formation, education, health and hospitality.
We do not identify with any specific ministry, but
respect each person’s gifts. Come and see. Contact,
Sr. Dorothy, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, MB R4A
2A1; (204) 338-4601; e-mail: sister.dorothy@shaw.
ca; website: www.stbens.ca. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Yankton, SD—
Sacred Heart Monastery The charism entrusted
to Benedictines is, in essence, the gift to seek
God in community, to praise God through prayer
and ministry, and to listen with eagerness to the
Spirit’s call into the unknown future. Sacred Heart
Monastery in Yankton is home to 107 Sisters, one
of whom is in formation. Called first to prayer and
community life, we then reach out in service in
a variety of ways, depending on the needs of the
people and the gifts of the Sisters. We invite women
who desire to grow as people of prayer, who desire
the support of community life, and who want to
serve our church and world to come to meet us at
Sacred Heart Monastery. Please contact Sr. Maribeth
Wentzlaff; 1005 West 8th St., Yankton, SD 57078;
(605) 668-6092; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Sr.
Eileen O’Connor, 1005 West 8th St., Yankton, SD
57078, (605) 668-6017; e-mail: eoconnor@mtmc.
edu; website: www.yanktonbenedictines.org. See our
web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
See ads on pages 14, 125. Code #143.
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
(O.S.B.) We are a contemplative monastic
community. Our life is guided by the tradition and
the wisdom of the Rule of Saint Benedict. We serve the
Church through a ministry of prayer. We support
ourselves by work within the enclosure of the
monastery. We strive to witness to God’s presence
in the world through our prayer and community life
and by offering a welcoming and peaceful space to
those who visit. Our three monasteries are located in
Clyde, MO; Tucson, AZ; and Dayton, WY. If you’re
a single woman between the ages of 20 and 47 and
drawn to a life of prayer, we invite you to contact
us. Sr. Ruth Starman, 31970 State Highway P, Clyde,
MO 64432-8100; (660) 944-2221 ext. 127; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.
See ad on page 96. Code #008.
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters (O.S.F.) Founded in
the United States in 1894, our mission is to live the
Gospel in the spirit of Francis and Clare! Bernardine
Franciscan Sisters reach out in the Name of Jesus to
God’s people across the continental United States,
Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Our missions include the
Dominican Republic, Mozambique and Liberia
(West Africa). We minister in education at all levels,
catechetics, retreat work, health care, and parish
ministry as well as with and on behalf of the poor—
especially with women and children. The Gospel,
Francis and Clare permeate our Formation Programs
for Sisters, Lay Associates and Volunteers in Mission!
Do you have a Franciscan heart? Are you willing to
journey in faith and joy, sister and servant to all? If
so, please contact S. Madonna Marie, O. S. F., Vocation
Director, 450 St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA
19607-1737; (610) 777-2967; e-mail: FollowFrancis@
bfranciscan.org; website: www.bfranciscan.org. Visit
us on Facebook!
See ad on page 121. Code #214.
Canossian Daughters of Charity (FdCC) Servants
of the Poor (aka Canossian Sisters) is an international
missionary congregation of women founded by St.
Magdalene of Canossa, canonized in 1988. Our
apostolate is rooted in our identity born at the Cross
of Christ Crucified, the Greatest Love. We are called
to live our consecrated life in simplicity, sharing a
common life, contemplative in our prayer and active
in our service, for the good of our brothers and sisters.
We communicate God’s love for every person through
ministries of education and human promotion,
evangelization and faith formation, and pastoral
care among the suffering. Our motto is “to make
Jesus known and loved,” especially to those most
in need. Our ministries find us in a wide variety of
ecclesial and other settings as we continually discern
together the most pressing emergent needs and a
creative response to the Gospel’s challenge. We serve
in 5 continents (America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and
Oceania) and in 34 countries. For more information
on vocations with the Canossian Sisters, contact Sr.
Lisa Marie Doty at VocationsFDCC@gmail.com or
Sr. Marilu Ibarra at firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Carmel of Cristo Rey Living in the presence of God is the center of our Marian life. Called to serve exclusively through prayer, sacrifice, and penance. A
hidden apostolate of intercession for all people, the
intentions of Holy Church, and especially for priests.
A life ever seeking Divine intimacy as guided by the
charism of Saints Teresa of Jesus and John of the
Cross. Solitude and silence blended in joyful
community. Holy Mass daily (Ordinary/
Extraordinary Forms) with full Liturgy of the Hours,
Spiritual Reading, communal Rosary daily, frequent
Benediction service, days of Eucharistic Adoration.
A life of simplicity with full traditional habit and
Papal Enclosure. Bilingual (English/Spanish) in
grateful recognition of our Spanish Teresian
heritage, Foundation from Mexico (1927), and
American homeland. Required: ability to speak
English or Spanish well and willingness to learn the
other language; good mental and physical health.
Ages: 18-35, some exceptions especially for Externs.
Contact: Carmelite Monastery, Vocation
Information, 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA,
94118, (415) 387-2640; email@example.com;
www.cmcrnuns.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 9. Code #333.
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm
( O.Carm) Founded by Mother M. Angeline Teresa
in New York in 1929, Mother sought to render loving
care of the aged with deep respect for their dignity,
loving them as children of God. The Carmelite Sisters
for the Aged and Infirm together with hundreds of
dedicated staff and volunteers care for their beloved
elderly in 20 home-like residences, in seven different
states within the USA, with one home in Dublin,
Ireland. The Carmelite Sisters wear a distinct religious
habit, and have a regular prayer schedule including:
Liturgy of the Hours, daily Eucharist, Rosary, an hour
of daily meditation, and a week of retreat each year
at the Motherhouse. Strengthened by community,
being of one heart and mind, they continue their
mission as loyal daughters of the Church rendering
compassionate care to the mystical Body of Christ
in the aged and infirm. Sr. Maria Therese Healy,
O.Carm., St. Teresa’s Motherhouse, 600 Woods Road,
Germantown, NY 12526; (518) 537-5000; fax: (518)