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Discalced Carmelite Friars, (O.C.D.)—
Washington Province We are a religious Order
with eremitic roots on Mount Carmel from the
late 12th century. In 16th century Spain, St. Teresa
of Jesus, with St. John of the Cross, initiated the
“Discalced Reform” within the Carmelite Order
which became a new, separate Order. The friars
desire a life of faithful prayer, seeking union with
God through a “life of allegiance to Jesus Christ.”
Our Constitutions mandate two hours of silent
prayer every day. Our ministries include retreat
work, spiritual direction, publications, a Marian
shrine and mission work in Kenya. As brothers in
community we live as a family at the service of the
Church—to bear a message of hope, to be a quiet
but constant sign of God’s presence in the world. In
the company of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
we ponder the words of her Son and the mystery
of His Love. Vocation Director, 1525 Carmel Rd.,
Hubertus, WI 53033; e-mail: ocdvocation@gmail.
com; website: www.ocdfriarsvocation.org; phone:
See ad on page 49. Code #434.
Divine Word Missionaries
(S.V.D.) As Divine Word Missionary
priests and brothers, we are men of
prayer and faith, serving where the
Gospel has not yet been preached, or where the
local church is not yet viable. Each of us is involved
in a particular, unique ministry as we spread the
Word of God. There are over 6,000 of us ministering in over 70 countries worldwide. As one of the
largest international missionary congregations in
the Catholic Church, we believe that His Mission is
our Mission. Our steady growth is a result of our
response to the changing needs of the Church and
the people we serve. Internationalism, education
and professional skills are the foundations of our
society. We offer five formation programs: Divine
Word College in Epworth, Iowa; an Associate Program for college graduates; Brother Formation
Program; our Novitiate is in Techny, Illinois; and
Divine Word Theologate in Chicago. For more
information, contact: Vocation Director, Divine
Word Missionaries, P.O. Box 380, Epworth, IA
52045; 800-553-3321; e-mail: svdvocations@dwci.
edu; website: www.svdvocations.org. See our web
ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 151. Code #177.
The Dominican Friars (O.P.) [Order of Preach-
ers] Pope John Paul II, when he received the
General Council of the Dominicans in his private
library, told them: “Only those who have the ex-
perience of God can speak of him convincingly to
others. At the school of Saint Dominic and of all
the Dominican saints, you are called to be teach-
ers of truth and of holiness.” Dominic de Guzman
(1170-1221) was on fire with the love of God
when he founded the Order of Preachers (the Do-
minicans) and gathered around him a group of men
dedicated to preaching the truth of God’s endless
love. Since that time, Dominicans have continued
their legacy of preaching in any given time or place,
and in the most effective and suitable ways, the
gospel message of Jesus Christ. Feel free to contact
any of the four geographic Provinces for more
information: Central United States, St. Albert the
Great Province; e-mail: email@example.com;
(312) 243-0011 ext. 726; website: www.opcentral.
org/join-us. Eastern United States, St. Joseph
Province; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
(800) 529-1205; website: www.dominicanfriars.
org. Western United States, The Most Holy Name
of Jesus Province; e-mail: email@example.com;
(510) 658-8722; website: www.opwest.org. South-
ern United States, St. Martin de Porres Province,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; (504) 837-2129
ext. 6; website: www.opsouth.org/vocations.
See ad on page 147. Code #228.
F ranciscan Brothers of Brooklyn
(O.S.F.) The Religious Brothers of the
Third Order Regular of St. Francis were
founded in 1858 when two Brothers of
the Third Order Regular of St. Francis arrived in
Brooklyn, NY, from Ireland. Responding to the need
to educate the children of immigrants, the Franciscan
Brothers brought their tradition as educators in Ireland to New York. Today, the Franciscan Brothers of
Brooklyn continue the over 800 year-old Franciscan
Tradition of Making Christ Present as we minister in
the educational and pastoral ministries of the Roman
Catholic Church. We currently minister in the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville-Centre, NY, Paterson, NJ, and Cape Girardeau, MO as teachers, administrators, campus ministers, college professors,
counselors, lawyers, nurses, spiritual directors, retreat
leaders, and pastoral ministers. Vocation Office, 135
Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-858-8217,
ext. 18; e-mail: email@example.com;
See ad on page 27. Code #102.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary Province We are Franciscans, brothers embraced by Mystery which shapes
our trust in God and one another. God’s Providence
has sustained our ministries, made us resilient, and
freed us to be open to change. This freedom fosters
our unique commitment as a Roman and Byzantine Catholic community to re-shape OFM life in
response to the changes in our Churches and world.
The joy of the Gospel urges us to the periphery,
where God’s love impels us to invite others to the
experience of Christ’s mercy and forgiveness. Located primarily in the Great Lakes area and northeast Pennsylvania, we serve the People of God in a
variety of ministries, including parishes, education,
preaching, chaplaincies, working among the poor,
and in domestic missions in the Mississippi Delta
and the Texas/Mexico border. Contact: Fr. Mike
Surufka, OFM, SS. Francis and Clare Friary, 9230
W. Highland Park Avenue, Franklin, WI 53132; toll
free (877) 636-3742; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.franciscan-friars.org.
See ad on page 2. Code #478.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Our Lady of Guadalupe Province, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
is the youngest of the US Franciscan Provinces.
Founded in 1985, we minister to the Native American
communities of the Navajo and Pueblo Indians as
well as the Hispanic and the Anglo communities of
the Southwest. We have ministry sites and parishes
primarily in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, but
also sponsor ministry projects in Viet Nam and The
Philippines. The friars of OLG Province strive to place
community life, prayer, worship, evangelization, and
service at the heart of our life as Friars. The Vocation
Office discerns with those between the ages of 18
and 35 interested in collaborating with us, including
vocations from outside the US. If you would like more
information, contact Father Charlie Martinez, O.F.M.
at email@example.com, by phone at 210-693-9961,
or through our website at www.swfranciscans.org.
See ad on page 2. Code #478.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Province of Saint
Barbara The Franciscan friars of the Province of St.
Barbara are members of the Order of Friars Minor
(OFM), founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209.
Like St. Francis and his original followers, present-
Congregation of the Mission (C.M.) (See Vincentian Priests and Brothers)
Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (C.S.S.)
Stigmatine Priests and Brothers belong to an international community headquartered in Rome, with
houses in the U.S., Italy, England, German, South
Africa, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Botswana, Brazil
Paraguay, Chile, India, Georgia (Russia), the Philippines, and Thailand. St. Gaspar Bertoni founded in
1816 and entrusted the Congregation to the protection and patronage of Mary and Joseph, the Holy
Spouses, because their marriage prepared, welcomed,
and educated the mission of the Son of God. CSS
motto, “Euntes Docete” is Latin for “Go Forth and
Teach.” Apostolic work: seminary formation, spiritual direction, counseling, retreats, campus/youth/
parish ministry, voluntary foreign missions, parish
missions. Stigmatine formation offers a customized
academic program based on individual background,
but maintains a common character by the quest to
unity in life through contemplation and apostolic
activity, shared fraternity, dedication to work, quest
for excellence, coupled with humility. Men ages
18-45 are invited to contact Fr. Geoff Deeker, 554
Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452-3097; (413)
822-0904; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
Contemplatives of Saint Joseph
(COSJ); Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA The COSJ, a Catholic religious
order of men, was founded recently
within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The priests
and brothers of the COSJ lead a life of deep contemplative prayer and serve in an Active Apostolate
within the Archdiocese of San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area dioceses. We are a Public Clerical
Association of the Christian Faithful as decreed by
Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of
San Francisco. The priests and brothers, immersing
themselves in contemplative prayer, desire to enter
into the kingdom of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
With St. Joseph, they bear about them a prayerful
interior silence which aids their daily contemplative
and intercessory prayer, as well as helping them to
bring the Light of God’s love into the Active
Apostolate. The priests and brothers spend significant
parts of each day in contemplative spiritual practice.
For additional information contact our Superior:
email@example.com or our Vocations Manager:
firstname.lastname@example.org; (267) 500-4155; website: www.
See ad on page 143. Code #484.
Crosier Fathers and Brothers
(O.S.C.) Crosiers long to imitate
Christ through the union of mind and
heart in community and through a life
of liturgical prayer and ministry. Guided by the
Rule of Augustine, we live together for God alone,
serving the Church and the people of God. Consider becoming a Crosier if you have a deep passion to follow Christ, if you desire to live in a
community of priests and brothers where you live
for God alone by seeking to combine contemplative routines with a shared ministerial life, and if
you feel called to join with other men who love
the liturgy of the Church and who are committed
to common prayer. Crosiers are an international
order headquartered in Rome, with U.S. communities in Onamia, Minnesota, and Phoenix, Arizona. Contact Fr. Dave Donnay, osc, or Br. Timothy Tomczak, osc, at 4423 N. 24th St., Phoenix,
AZ 85016; (800) 407-5875; vocations@crosier.
org, or www.crosiervocations.org.
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