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The Brothers of the Christian Schools
(F.S.C. Fratres Scholarum Christiana-rum) The Brothers of the Christian
Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers)
are the largest group of lay religious men in the
Catholic Church dedicated exclusively to the ministry of education. As Brothers (not priests), our mission is to provide a human and Christian education
to the young, especially the poor. Together in community, we live out the Gospel and our Lasallian
charism as elementary, middle, and secondary school
teachers, university professors, counselors, missionaries, social workers, youth ministers, campus ministers, administrators, and retreat directors. Internationally, some 4,000 Brothers serve in 80 countries.
In the United States and Canada, our ministries include 7 Colleges/Universities, 53 high schools, 19
middle schools and 25 educational centers. The
Founder of the Brothers was St. John Baptist de La
Salle (1651–1719) who is Patron Saint of All Teachers.
We invite energetic, generous, and committed men
to discern with us. Vocation Director, Christian Brothers Conference, McCormick Pavilion at Theological
College, 415 Michigan, NE, Suite 300, Washington,
D.C. 20017; (202) 529-0047; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.brothersvocation.org.
See ad on page 18. Code #100.
Brothers of the Sacred Heart
(S.C.) The Brothers of the Sacred Heart were
founded in 1821 by Father André Coindre, a French
priest who responded to the needs of marginalized
youth. Today, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart shape
the lives of youth with the love of Christ in 32 countries. As Brothers, we live in community and gather
together daily for prayer, for Eucharist, to share experiences, and to support one another. As Brothers
we contribute to the evangelization of the world
particularly through the education of youth. In the
U.S., we minister in schools, parishes, college campuses, and literacy centers. As Brothers we imitate
Jesus who proclaimed Himself as Brother to all. If you
would like to change the world by making a difference in the lives of young people, please contact Bro.
Ronald Hingle, email@example.com; 504-913-0005
or Bro. Mike Migacz, firstname.lastname@example.org;
732-718-8559; BrothersoftheSacredHeart.org. See
our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 56. Code #203.
Capuchin Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.
Cap.) The Capuchins are a distinctive
Order within the Franciscan family. They
are an evangelical brotherhood of men
who preach, serve the physically and spiritually poor,
teach, administer the sacraments, cook, and counsel
in various settings in North America. Some friars are
also missionaries in Africa, Asia, Central America, and
the South Pacific. There are approximately 11,000
Capuchin friars worldwide, with about 800 of those
living within nine provinces throughout Canada and
the U.S. For more information contact the Capuchin
Vocation Office nearest you. Western America: P.O.
Box 618, Solvang, CA 93464-0618, (805) 686-4127,
e-mail: email@example.com, website:
www.beafriar.com. Mid-America: (303) 477-5436,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.capuchins.org. Pennsylvania: (888) 263-6227, e-mail:
email@example.com, website: www.capuchin.com.
Midwest USA: (773) 475-6206, e-mail: vocation@
capuchinfranciscans.org, website: www.capuchinfranciscans.org. New York/New England: (845)
642-1025, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
website: www.capuchin.org/vocations. New Jersey/
Southeast USA: (201) 863-3871, e-mail: email@example.com, website: www.capuchinfriars.org.
See ad on page 23. Code #091.
Carmelite Friars ( O.Carm.)—Pure Heart of Mary
Province During the canonization of Saint Nuno
Alvares in 2009, Pope Benedict said, “Carmel teaches
the Church how to pray.” Pope Francis emphasized
this again when he addressed the Carmelites at their
General Chapter in 2014. Much has developed
and changed in the 800-year life of our Carmelite
fraternity, but the common thread that has always
distinguished the Carmelite way is that our lives are
defined by prayer, community and apostolic works.
It’s a balanced way of life that leads you closer to
Christ while in service to His Church. Two great
figures in the Bible have inspired Carmelites. Mary,
the mother of Jesus and Elijah, the prophet of Mount
Carmel, have helped the community see how to be
contemplative and active; prayerful and prophetic;
reflective and apostolic. Do you feel called to Carmel?
Contact Fr. Paul Henson; firstname.lastname@example.org; 818
216 3226; Carmelites.net.
See ad on page 150. Code #112.
Carmelite Friars (O. Carm.)—St. Elias Province Carmelite Friars are consecrated religious men
who seek the face of God. Following after the great
Prophet Elijah, the Carmelite Friars hear God’s voice
and respond. Founded as one of the first religious
orders to be named after the Blessed Virgin Mary,
we carry on the 800 year tradition of prayer, brotherhood, and work. While the types of work vary,
Carmelites are firmly rooted in the presence of God.
Our saints give heavenly witness to the many blessings God has bestowed on the Order of Carmelites.
Contact Brother Robert E. Bathe, O.Carm, P.O. Box
3079, Middletown, NY 10940; (845) 344-2225;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.
Claretian Missionaries (C.M.F.) [Missionary
Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary] The
Claretians are an apostolic congregation of 3,000
priests, brothers, and deacons in the Catholic
Church dedicated to the most urgent needs of
evangelization and sharing the Gospel of Jesus
Christ in over 60 countries. We were founded by St.
Anthony Claret, who fostered this special charism
of evangelization through community, mission,
and prayer with a strong devotion to our Blessed
Mother and the Eucharist. We serve in a wide variety of ministries in: parishes, Hispanic/Intercultural
Ministry, Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry, Migrant
ministry, Hospital Chaplaincies, Bible Institutes,
Media Ministry (Claretian Publications and Radio
Ministry), lay leadership training, summer camps,
promotion of the National Shrine of St. Jude, Social
Justice advocacy, and outreach to the poor and
marginalized. Contact: Fr. Ray Smith, C.M.F. (818)
825-0839 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vocation website: www.claretianvocation.
org. Province website: www.claretiansusa.org.
See ad on page 55. Code #092.
Comboni Missionaries (M.C.C.J.) Over 4,000
priests, brothers, sisters and lay missionaries in 42
countries around the world, this institute focuses on
those St. Daniel Comboni loved as “the poorest and
most abandoned people in the world.” In Africa, the
Americas, and Asia, their apostolic work consists of
evangelization—quite often first evangelization—
empowering people in the process of ministering to
their own needs within the religious and the broad-
er human contexts. In North America, the priests
and brothers do ministry among the poor in New
Jersey, Ohio, California, Illinois, and Ontario. The
sisters work among the poor in Virginia and Mary-
land. Persons interested in checking out vocational
opportunities for Comboni priests, brothers, sisters
or lay missionaries can use the contact information
that follows; their inquiries will be directed as ap-
propriate. North American Province, 1318 Nagel
Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255; (513) 474-4997;
e-mail: info@ComboniMissionaries.org; website:
http://www.ComboniMissionaries.org; or Fr. John
Converset, (973) 744-8080; e-mail: j44converset@
gmail.com; Fr. Ruffino Ezama, (513) 846-8457; e-
mail: email@example.com; Fr. Chris
Aleti, (708) 339-6732; e-mail: amadriga67@gmail.
com; Fr. Jorge Ochoa, (626) 339-1914; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Fr Shane Degblor, (226) 338
8709; e mail email@example.com.
See ad on page 38. Code #123.
Congregation of Christian Brothers
(C.F.C.) We are seeking men who sense
a call to live in prayerful community and
who wish to minister to those at the
margins. Are you inspired to place your gifts, talents,
and possessions to meet the needs of God’s people,
especially the young? Brothers conduct missionary
work around the world; give material support to and
teach migrant farm workers; minister at hospitals,
with the homeless, offer services to refugees; serve in
elementary and secondary schools, and colleges; are
involved in Youth Ministry; provide education services for adults; and assist in parish and diocesan
ministries. Are you called to serve others as an Edmund Rice Christian Brother? Br. Jim McDonald,
4219 Constance St., New Orleans, LA 70115-1440;
phone/text: 815.272.7742; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.edmundricebrothers.org. See
our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ads on pages 51, 52. Code #095.
Congregation of Holy Cross
(C.S.C.) The Congregation of Holy
Cross was founded in France in 1837.
Blessed Basil Moreau began a community of priests, brothers and sisters, to educate the
children of LeMans, France, and to assist in the diocese as auxiliary priests. In just five years, he sent six
brothers and a priest to the United States as missionaries where they began the school in northern Indiana
that eventually became the University of Notre Dame.
The priests and brothers serve at five other institutions of higher learning: St. Edward’s University
(Austin, TX), the University of Portland (Portland,
OR), King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA), Stonehill
College (North Easton, MA), and Holy Cross College
(Notre Dame, IN) as well as many high schools. Today Holy Cross religious serve in parishes, schools,
and missions in 15 countries spanning the world. In
2010, the Congregation celebrated the canonization
of Brother André Bessette, who was known as “The
Miracle Man of Montreal” and oversaw the building
of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. To learn more
visit our websites: www.holycrossvocations.org
[Priests]; www.holycrossbrothers.org [Brothers];
See ad on page 9. Code #097.
Congregation of St. Basil (C.S.B.) Founded in
1822 in France by ten diocesan priests to educate
youth and prepare candidates for the priesthood,
the Basilian Fathers are inspired by the life, teaching,
and example of St. Basil the Great. Our spirituality
is best characterized by a blend of values from the
diocesan priesthood and religious life. Our primary
work is education and evangelization within parishes,
campus ministries, schools, and colleges. Guided
by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, we
teach and preach in imitation of Christ the Teacher.
We currently serve in Canada, US, Mexico, and Colombia. For more information, contact the Director
of Vocations at 416-653-3180 ext. 174, or vocation@
basilian.org. Website: www.basilian.org.
See ad on page 16. Code #411.
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