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. Sarah Elizabeth, 2408 West
Heading Avenue, West Peoria, IL 61604; (309) 674-
6168; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: www.westpeoriasisters.org. See our web ad
See ad on page 23. Code #279.
Enter #294 at VocationMatch.com
e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.lakeosfs.
org. See our web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 95. 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. Juanita Ujcik, O.S.F., 1433
Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435; (815) 725-8735;
fax: (815) 725-8648; e-mail: jujcik@jolietfranciscans.
org; website: www.jolietfranciscans.org.
See ad on page 22. Code #252.
you can give everyday of your life for as long as you
live.” (from The Sound of Music). Come dream with
us—an international congregation of Catholic Sisters
whose western provincial home is in the Colorado
Springs’ foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Keep your
unique identity but add those of a woman Religious
and a Franciscan in love with God. Join us in our
communal life, service to others and perpetual
adoration of Jesus in the Eucharist and in all of
creation. We seek to bring God’s love to each other
and to all we encounter through our ministries while
striving to become ever more contemplative and
compassionate women addressing the unmet needs
of our times. Learn more at www.stfrancis.org.
Contact Sister Dorothy Schlaeger at dorothy@
stfrancis.org or at (719) 210-4588.
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 strive to live in right relationship with God, one
another, and all creation. The Sisters of St. Francis
of the Neumann Communities is composed of
four Franciscan communities who have common
historical roots. Together, we are in the process of
creating a new vision for our reunited community.
As a multi-cultural, international community we
are striving to meet the needs of the church and the
world today. Through our prayer and Franciscan life
together in community, both at home and abroad, we
are empowered to serve in traditional ministries, such
as education, health care, social services, pastoral
and spiritual care; as well as in new and evolving
ministries. We offer many opportunities to blend your
education and talents with the Franciscan tradition.
We invite you to come grow with us. Contact: Sister
Rosemary Hendry, (315) 634-7084 or Sister Joselle
Orlando, (315) 634-7083; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com; website: www.sosf.org. See our
web ad at www. VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 162. Code #294.
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: Vocation Office, 4421 Lower River Rd., Stella
Niagara, NY 14144; (716) 754-4311, ext. 9777#;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
franciscans-stella-niagara.org and www.franciscanway.
org. Visit us on facebook at OSF.Stella.Niagara.
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
(O.S.F.) Gospel Women Making a Difference!
Will you join us in following Jesus Christ? We live
the traditional Franciscan Third Order values of
contemplation, poverty, humility, and continuous
conversion through the evangelical vows of poverty,
chastity, and obedience. Community life, prayer
and ministry support and express our relationships
with God, others, creation, and self. We choose
to take the necessary risks to be a compassionate
presence in our violent world—especially with
women; children; those who have no voice; and
those who are economically poor, marginalized, and
oppressed. Our varied ministries allow us to foster
right relationships in our Church and promote peace
in society in the United States and beyond. Are you
interested? Have questions? Contact a vocation
director: Sr. Mary Beth Antonelli (East), Sr. Elaine
Thaden (West), Sr. Christine Still (West); vocations@
osfphila.org, www.osfphila.org. See our web ad at
Sisters of St. John the Baptist (C.S.J.B.) We are an
international community founded by Blessed Alfonso
Maria Fusco in Italy in 1878. Our charism is to work
for the glory of God in the service of our neighbor
especially the poor, the abandoned, and those at risk
so that they may be able to realize themselves in the
Church and in society and become promoters of justice
and peace. We seek to remove the obstacles which
hinder people from freely accepting the Love of God
into their lives through our prayer and community
life and our apostolate. We are teachers, Directors
of Religious Education, Pastoral Associates, Youth
Ministers, School Principals, Administrators and
Librarians, Counselors, Ministers of the Eucharist,
Health Care Professionals, Pastoral caregivers of
the aged, sick and dying. Applicants must be free
from canonical impediments, high school graduate,
good physical and mental health, appropriate social
maturity and a desire to serve God’s people. For more
information please contact: Sister Liceria Sayon,CSJB,
57 Cleveland Place, Staten Island, NY 10305; (718)
447-4150 x207 or 172; e-mail: email@example.com;
website; www.baptistines.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 51. Code #075.
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration (O.S.F.) Western Province (Colorado Springs, CO) “Climb every mountain; follow every rainbow till you
find your dream, a dream that will need all the love
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
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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 time. Over 360 years later,
this same mission continues in over 50 countries
worldwide. We are vowed religious women from all