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Spiritans (C.S.Sp.) [Congregation of the Holy
Spirit] For over three centuries Spiritans have
crisscrossed the globe—living particularly among
people who are suffering, being a pastoral presence
and advocate for justice, and teaching the message
of the Gospel. In parishes, schools, and missions we
go where there is a need, bearing God’s Spirit of joy
and hope. Today Spiritan Priests and Brothers are
over 3,000 strong, an international congregation on
an adventure of the Spirit. We are committed to the
poor, dedicated to justice, and open to all cultures,
and grounded in community and prayer. Vocation
Office, Vocation Director, 6230 Brush Run Rd.,
Bethel Park, PA 15102-2214; (412) 831-0302; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.spiritans.org. See
our web ads at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 15. Code #164.
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Conyers, GA—Holy Spirit Monastery In the Georgia
Piedmont 35 of us share life in a contemplative
community. Ages range from 28 to 93. We have
joined our neighbors in going green by fostering
stream restoration, an organic vegetable garden, and
a natural burial cemetery. We value silence, solitude,
manual labor, compassion, the Eucharist, personal
and communal prayer, friendship and forgiveness.
We honor the good in our society and yet challenge
its illusions, especially the assumption that our
identity and value depend on what we do, and on
what others think of us. We work with hardships and
challenges, knowing that these contribute to spiritual
and emotional maturation, leading us beyond resistance to giving ourselves away, at ever deeper levels.
Contact: Br. Elias, 2625 Hwy 212 SW, Conyers, GA
30096; (678) 964-2018; e-mail: elias091499@gmail.
com; www.trappist.net/vocation. See our web ad at
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Moncks
Corner, SC—Mepkin Abbey We, the monks of
Mepkin Abbey, are responding to God’s call to live an
ancient form of radical Christian discipleship focused
on seeking and finding God in community where we
“are of one heart and one soul and everything is held
in common” (Acts 4: 32-33). We live the Rule of Saint
Benedict in the Cistercian tradition, praising God in
our prayer, meditative reading of Scripture, work and
hospitality--desiring to live in ceaseless prayer. All
Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) bear
witness to this contemplative monastic tradition by
living our vows of stability, obedience, and “
conversatio morum” (conversion of life) in the rhythm of work
and manual labor--striving for deeper union with
God. If you believe God may be calling you to join
us, kindly contact our vocation director, Fr. Kevin,
O.C.S.O., 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd., Moncks Corner,
SC 29461; (843) 761-8509; e-mail: fr.kevinocso@
gmail.com: website: www.mepkinabbey.org. See our
web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Trappist,
KY—Abbey of Gethsemani Our monastery is a
school of the Lord’s service where Christ is formed
in the hearts of the brothers through the liturgy, the
abbot’s teaching and the fraternal way of life. The
monk expresses this love by his desire to share life
together at the heart of the Church and to grow into
Christ through prayer, work, and sacred reading
every day. Located in the beautiful knob country of
central Kentucky, we Trappists have lived, prayed,
and worked in this house of the Lord for over 165
years. Our mission is the praise of God’s goodness
and the proclamation of the Kingdom’s nearness.
Living in solitude and silence the monk aspires to that
interior quiet in which wisdom is born. The vows of
obedience, stability, and fidelity to the monastic way
of life provide our structure, support, and encourage-
ment to persevere in the journey, in the work, in the
search. Men between the ages of 22 and 50 may apply.
For more information contact Bro. Aaron Schulte,
Abbey of Gethsemani, 3642 Monks Rd., Trappist KY
40051; (502) 549-4116; e-mail: vocations@monks.
org; website: www.monks.org. See our web ad at
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Vina,
CA—Abbey of New Clairvaux Our Lord Jesus
came to bring us the Fullness of Life. In response,
our life as Cistercian (Trappists) monks is the
simple, direct and effective way to embrace that
Divine Life. Following the Rule of Saint Benedict
and the nine-hundred year old Cistercian Monastic
tradition, it is a life wholly directed to contemplation
through Liturgy, Manual Labor and Lectio Divina.
The rhythm of our life helps us to be aware of
God throughout the day. By means of obedience,
simplicity, solitude and silence, we grow in purity
of heart in the School of Charity. Through manual
labor we share in God’s creativity, exercising love
for each brother, are in solidarity with all people,
and cultivate good stewardship of the land.
Men between 22 and 40 may apply. Contact: Br.
Christopher, Vocation Director; Abbey of New
Clairvaux, 26240 7th Street, Vina, CA 96092; (530)
839-2161; e-mail: email@example.com;
website: www.newclairvaux.org.See our web ad at
Trinitarians (O.SS.T.) Founded in
1198 through the vision of St. John
DeMatha, the Trinitarian priests and
brothers bring the redemptive love of
Through their work for the poor, those who suffer
religious persecution, and in parishes, schools, missions, prisons, and hospitals, they strive for the
freedom of all people. Trinitarians live in small, intimate communities and enjoy common prayer.
Their purpose in loving is freedom and dignity. They
number 40 members in the United States and more
than 700 worldwide. Candidates, ages 18-40, with
a minimum of a high school diploma, are considered. Vocation Office, P.O. Box 5719, Baltimore, MD
21282-5719; (800) 486-0614 or (410) 486-5171;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
See ad on page 41. Code #122.
V iatorians (Clerics of St. Viator) Viatorians are
religious priests, brothers, and lay associates sent by
the Catholic Church to teach the faith and proclaim
Jesus Christ as Gospel. In parishes, schools, and a
variety of ministries, Viatorians work with Christian
communities to live, deepen, and celebrate faith. A
priest of the Archdiocese of Lyons, France, Father
Louis Querbes founded the Viatorians in 1831 as
an association of lay and religious school teachers
to catechize and serve as animators of the liturgy in
rural French parishes. As patron saint of the congre-
gation, Father Querbes chose Saint Viator, a young
fourth century catechist-lector of the cathedral
church of Lyons. Today approximately 600 religious
and nearly 300 lay men and women serve the church
in 16 countries. Viatorians of the Province of Chi-
cago minister primarily in Illinois and Nevada in
the United States, and in Bogota, Colombia, South
America. Contact: Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, Vo-
cation Ministry, 1212 East Euclid Avenue, Arlington
Heights, IL 60004; e-mail: vocations@viatorians.
com; website: www.viatorians.com.
Vincentian Priests and Brothers
[Congregation of the Mission
(C.M.)] Confronted by poverty and
sickness in France in the 1600’s and the
spiritual weariness caused by an uneducated clergy
in that same period, St. Vincent de Paul committed
his life to championing the needs of the poor. Almost
400 years after founding the Vincentians in 1625, his
community of priests and brothers continue to spread
God’s message of hope to the poor, and to train priests
and laity in service to the poor. We work in 53
international provinces on five continents alongside
other members of the Vincentian Family. We
welcome you to join us as we follow Jesus Christ, the
evangelizer of the poor. Experience the Vincentian
charism as a priest or brother in our Congregation!
Contact us at Eastern Province: vocations@stjohns.
edu; website: www.cmeast.org as well as the Western
Province: email@example.com; website: www.
See ad on page 116. Code #178.
The Vocationists [Society of Divine
Vocations] We are a religious
community of Priests and Brothers. Our
charism is to discern, promote,
accompany and nurture vocations to the priesthood
and religious life for the whole Church. We promote,
teach and preach universal sanctification for all
people. We carry out our ministry in parishes, schools
and missions. The Vocationist Fathers and Brothers
are presently working in 14 countries: Argentina,
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India,
Indonesia, Italy, Madagascar, Nigeria, Philippines,
United Kingdom, France, and the U.S.A. Come,
visit and experience life with our religious community.
Talk with Priests and Spiritual Directors who have
dedicated their lives to people just like you, who want
to know: “What do I want to do?” and “What does
God want me to do?” If God is calling you, call us:
“WORKING FOR AND WITH VOCATIONS IS OUR
VOCATION.” Vocation Director: Rev. Emeka
Okwuosa, SDV, 90 Brooklake Road, Florham Park,
NJ 07932; 973-780-0057; email: emmyokwuosa.
firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.vocationist.org.
Xaverian Missionaries (S.X.) Serving
in 20 countries around the world, the
Xaverian Missionaries are an international, multicultural community of over 1,000
priests, brothers, and sisters. In the spirit of our
founder Saint Guido M. Conforti we commit ourselves to live and witness to the Good News of Jesus—the greatest gift we can share with the world—
in poverty, chastity, and obedience. We fulfill this
mission in and through community. Moved by our
passion for Christ and for humanity our mission is
directed to those who do not know Christ and among
them we choose to work with the poor. It is our desire
that our lives and our ministries may always reflect
the love of Christ. Through empowerment of local
communities, education, inter-religious dialogue,
health care, social development, justice and peace,
we facilitate the transformation of our world into the
“ONE FAMILY” our Founder dreamed. Contact: Fr.
Rocco Puopolo, sx, 101 Summer Street, Holliston,
MA 01746; (508) 429-2144; e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.xaverianmission-aries.org; blog: www.xaveriannmissionaries.blogspot.
com/. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 141. Code #137.