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Alexian Brothers (C.F.A.) Alexian Brothers is an 800 year old lay, apostolic congregation dedicated to prayer and serving our
fellow man facing a variety of today’s challenges. We are committed to doing God’s work by
actively providing love and compassionate care to the
marginalized among us. Working in a variety of
ministry settings, we reach out to serve the needs of
the poor, elderly, hungry and incarcerated as well as
those challenged by mental and physical illness. By
living in community, we continue to live a way of life
through which we provide spiritual support and work
towards social justice for those we are called to serve.
Ordinary Men Leading Extraordinary Lives. Vocations: Br. Ron Lau, C.F.A., 3040 W. Salt Creek Lane,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005; 1-847-463-8904; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.alexianbrothers.
org. See our web ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 172. Code #141.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.)—Midwest Province
of Our Mother of Good Counsel and Province of
St. Joseph, Canada The Midwest and Canadian
Provinces of the Augustinians are composed of 100
plus brothers and priests. We currently have 14 men
in initial formation. The Augustinians trace their
spiritual roots to St. Augustine, a 5th century Bishop
and Doctor of the Church. Augustine writes in the
very beginning of his Confessions, “You have made
us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless
until they rest in You.” Augustinian life is a shared
journey to God, a life of contemplation and action,
prayer and service. Our ministries include but are
not limited to: secondary education, parish ministry,
foreign missions, care for the sick and elderly, hospital
chaplaincies, counseling, shrine ministry and retreat
ministry. We currently minister in Illinois, Michigan,
Oklahoma and Wisconsin with missions in Peru
and Japan. Vocation Director: Fr. Tom McCarthy,
O.S.A., Vocation Office, St. Thomas Monastery, 800
E. Lancaster Ave. Villanova, PA 19085; 610-519-
4674; e-mail: email@example.com;
website: www.augustinianvocations.org. Latino
inquirers please contact: Fr. Jorge Cleto, O.S.A.; St.
Nicholas of Tolentine Parish; 2345 University Ave.
Bronx, NY 10468; (978)-837-2749; e-mail:luiscasso@
See ad on page 73. Code #207.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.)—Province of St.
Thomas of Villanova The Villanova Province
consists of 175 plus friars living in communities in
Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
and Florida with missions in Japan and Peru. With
two institutions of higher learning, two high schools,
and a number of parishes along the East Coast, we
friars are found in various types of ministries and settings, working with the People of God and striving to
be united in mind and heart intent upon God as St.
Augustine challenges us. We currently have 14 men
in initial formation. Vocation Director: Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A., St. Thomas Monastery, 800 Lancaster
Ave., Villanova, PA 19085; (610) 519-4674; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org.; website: www.augustinianvocations.org. Latino inquirers please contact: Fr.
Jorge Cleto, O.S.A.; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish;
2345 University Ave. Bronx, NY 10468; (978)-837-
2749; e-mail: email@example.com.
See ad on page 73. Code #207.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.)—Western Province The Augustinians in the West are a small fraternity who work with and minister to both Anglo
and Hispanic. No human being is a stranger to an
Augustinian. We minister to youth at St. Augustine
High in San Diego and Villanova Prep School in Ojai.
We minister in five parishes in California and Oregon.
We serve the poor in Tijuana, Mexico, where we
conduct an orphanage. We enjoy pioneering efforts
and in the past two decades have established a high
school in California’s Central Valley, a retreat center
in Oregon, and low income housing for families in
south San Diego. Vocation Director: Fr. Tom Whelan,
O.S.A., 108 Cole St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1116;
(415) 387-3626; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.osa-west.org.
See ad on page 73. Code #207.
Augustinian Monks of the Primitive
Observance( O.S.A.Prim.) “Late have I loved you,
O Beauty ever ancient ever new, late have I loved you!
You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there
that I searched for you... You called, you shouted, and you
broke through my deafness. You flashed, you shone and
you dispelled my blindness. You breathed your fragrance
on me; I drew in my breath and now I pant for you. I
have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more. You
touched me, and I burned for your peace” (St. Augustine
of Hippo, Confessions). We seek courageous men with
open, obedient, flexible and joyful hearts. Monastic,
contemplative, Eucharistic, Marian, sons of Holy
Mother Church. Augustinian Monks of the Primitive
Observance, 2075 Mercers Fernery Rd., DeLand, FL
32720; (386) 736-4321; monks@augustinianmonks.
com; website, www.augustinianmonks.com.
Augustinians of the Assumption (A.A.) The Assumptionists are a worldwide congregation of almost
900 religious located in 30 countries. We are experiencing an uptick in vocations among men inspired
by our simple yet expansive motto: “Thy Kingdom
Come.” What is it that makes us unique? The Assumption is traditional in insisting on the essentials:
love of Jesus Christ before any other devotion, and
love of his Body the Church. We are traditional too
in embracing the Rule of St. Augustine and such
monastic values as study, contemplation, silence,
fraternal life, and common prayer. But we are still
an apostolic order, and are modern in our desire to
renew society using a language and means that will
reach the people of our day. Our apostolate focuses
on education in all its forms: university education,
but also journalism, ecumenism, foreign missions,
youth and campus ministry, the dialogue between
faith and culture, and more. What is the secret of
our joy? Come and see! www.assumptionists.org.
Contact: Br. Ronald Sibugan, A.A., Emmanuel House,
512 Salisbury Street., Worcester, MA 01609; 617-991-
Barnabite Fathers and Brothers
(C.R.S.P.) [Clerics Regular of St.
Paul] The Barnabite Fathers, the
Clerics Regular of St. Paul, inspired to
follow the spirit of St. Paul by their
founder, St. Anthony M. Zaccaria, profess solemnly the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
and live in communities that, from our beginnings
in 1530, have been characterized by an intense life
of interior renewal, centered on Christ Crucified
and on the Eucharist, by a remarkable communal
spirit, and dedication to spiritual renewal whose
true purpose is the genuine honor of Christ, genuine availability to one’s neighbor and profound
humility. We serve in the United States, Canada,
Asia, Europe, and South America in a variety of
ministries including Spiritual Centers, parishes,
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, NY, education, and the
missions. For information see our website: www.
barnabites.com or contact Rev. Peter M. Calabrese,
C.R.S.P., P.O. Box 167, Youngstown, NY 14174-
0167; (716) 754-7489; e-mail: BarnabitesUSA@
fatimashrine.com. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 148. Code #254.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Collegeville, MN—Saint John’s Abbey Saint
John’s Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine
monastery of 130+ monks living, praying, and working together amid 2900 acres of woods,
lakes, and prairies in central Minnesota. Our Apostolates include: parish ministry, chaplaincies, guesthouse, spiritual retreats, woodworking, Saint John’s
Preparatory School, Saint John’s University, the
graduate School of Theology and Seminary, the Liturgical Press, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, and more. A monk of Saint John’s lives a life
steeped in the rhythm of prayer, work, and community life according to the Rule of Saint Benedict. This
includes both private and community prayer, lectio
divina, daily Eucharist, daily work, community
meals, and fellowship together. Brother Paul-Vincent
Niebauer, O.S.B., Vocation Director, Saint John’s Abbey, Box 2015, Collegeville, MN 56321; (320) 363-
2548; e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.ab-beyvocations.com. Preferred age for monastic candidates: 23-43. Education: high-school diploma, minimum. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 143. Code #132.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Lisle, IL—Saint
Procopius Abbey We Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, IL, have since 1885 been seeking
God through a life of prayer, obedience, and personal
conversion. We live in a community guided by the
monastic wisdom tradition of the Rule of St. Benedict,
written nearly fifteen hundred years ago. Under an
abbot chosen for his skill in interpreting this rule for
our present time, we strive for holiness by means
of the Divine Office, lectio divina, personal growth
in the contemplative life, and labor for the good of
God’s Holy Church. Our labors are especially directed
toward the schools that we founded and continue to
sponsor, Benet Academy and Benedictine University,
and toward helping in nearby parishes. For further
information, please contact Fr. James at vocations@
procopius.org or 630-829-9279. Also, please visit our
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Morristown,
NJ—Saint Mary’s Abbey Maybe your place
in God’s plan is our place, Saint Mary’s Abbey
at Delbarton. Located in the hills of Morris
County, NJ, our community of 45 monks seeks God
by personal and communal prayer, and a variety of
ministries. We are teachers and administrators at a
preparatory school for boys and preachers and counselors at our retreat center. We serve as chaplains at
local colleges and pastors in area parishes. We invite
men (ages 20-45, college graduate or equivalent in
life experience) to share our vision. Click on our
website for up-to-date vocation and discernment
retreat information. Vocation Director, 230 Mendham
Road, Morristown, New Jersey 07960-4899; (973)
538-3231, ext. 2111; e-mail: vocations@delbarton.
org; website: www.saintmarysabbey.org or www.osb-monks.org. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 144. Code #088.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Newark, NJ—
Newark Abbey What are Monks doing in the City? The
Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey have been in
the center of Newark, New Jersey since 1857. Living
in community according to the Rule of St. Benedict.
We follow a daily schedule that balances prayer
and work. We serve the people of God through our
ministries in Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School,
Saint Mary’s School, and Saint Mary’s Parish. We offer
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