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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 134. 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,
and Saint Mary’s Oratory. We offer assistance to local
parishes, and convents. So why don’t you come live
the Rule of St. Benedict with us! Men ages 18-35 may
contact the Vocation Director, Br. Patrick Winbush,
O.S.B., Newark Abbey, 528 Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102; (973) 792-5772; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.newarkabbey.org.
See ad on page 143. Code #182.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Peru, IL—Saint
Bede Abbey Prayer, work, community, stability,
balance. Sound good to you? They can be yours as
a Benedictine monk. St. Bede Abbey in Peru, IL is
home to sixteen monks, both priests and brothers.
The community was founded in 1890. The monks
serve the Church universal and local in a variety of
ways: a college prep, co-ed, day and boarding high
school; parish and hospital ministry; hospitality. Work
is tailored to the talents, abilities and interests of each
monk that God may be glorified in all things. Men,
ages 21-45, interested in a stable, community life of
prayer and work, are invited to inquire and visit to
experience first-hand what monastic life is all about.
Don’t hesitate. Now is the acceptable time to contact
Abbot Philip Davey, O.S.B., St. Bede Abbey, 24 W US
Highway 6, Peru, IL 61354; (815) 250-0341; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.stbedeabbey.org.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Pine City, NY—
Mount Saviour Monastery Mount Saviour is a
community of monks who are seeking God together
through an ever increasing openness to the guidance
of the Holy Spirit. That “in all things God may be glo-
rified” we strive to witness to God’s presence in the
world by living a simple, genuine and full monastic
life through a harmonious balance of prayer, study,
work, hospitality and leisure. We support ourselves
by work within the enclosure of the monastery. Our
location is rural and picturesque and provides a
peaceful environment that encourages us to listen for
the voice of God. To men who believe seeking God
to be primary in their lives - come join our family.
Live-in experience possible. For more information,
to arrange a visit or for a free copy of our documen-
tary “The Everyday” contact: Vocation Director,
Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Rd., Pine
City, NY 14871; (607) 734-1688; e-mail: vocations@
msaviour.org; website: www.msaviour.org.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Richmond, VA—
Mary Mother of the Church Abbey Mary Mother of
the Church Abbey is a vibrant community of monks,
Brothers and Priests, seeking God in the spirit of the
Rule of Saint Benedict as expressed through our prayerful Liturgy and the work of our ministries. Coming to
the historical Richmond, Virginia in 1860, the monks
are dedicated to a life of prayer, simplicity, pastoral
work in the local diocese, social outreach, retreats, and
education ministry through the Benedictine College
Preparatory, an all-boys military high school. We pray
together five times a day including the celebration
of the Holy Eucharist, as well as daily Holy Hour.
Please consider visiting us any time of the year to
experience our life of prayer and service to the local
community. We are excited to hear from you via our
Vocation Director, Fr. John Mary Lugemwa, OSB at
email@example.com or call (804)-708-
9653, or 12829 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238.
Our website: www.RichmondMonks.org.
See ad on page 43. Code #507.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint Benedict,
LA—Saint Joseph Abbey St. Joseph Abbey is a
Benedictine Monastery located in St. Benedict, LA,
just north of New Orleans. Presently the community
has 30 members. The community has as its ministry
the administration of St. Joseph Seminary College, 2
parishes, a retreat center, a woodworks industry, and a
bakery in which the abbey provides bread for various
social service agencies in the area. St. Joseph Abbey
lives the Rule of St. Benedict by its daily commitment to
the twofold aspect of Benedictine life: ora et labora—
prayer and work. Contact Fr. Ephrem Arcement,
O.S.B.; 75376 River Road, St. Benedict, LA 70457;
(985) 892-1800 ext. 1301 or e-mail: frephrem@sjasc.
edu. The abbey website is www.saintjosephabbey.com.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint
Benedict, OR—Mount Angel Abbey Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon, is a community of 60
priests and brothers, living and working
together according to the Rule of St. Benedict. We are
pastors, scholars, teachers, artists, artisans, and skilled
and unskilled laborers. We range in age from 19 to 89
years old with 20 men in monastic and priestly formation. Our primary apostolate is the monastic life of
prayer and work. Since 1889 we have operated Mount
Angel Seminary; the largest College and Graduate
Seminary in the Western United States training men
for the diocesan and religious priesthood. Our Abbey
Library is a world-class architectural structure with
an outstanding collection available to our monks,
students and the general public. Our guest house
hosts and sponsors retreats for groups and individuals.
Complimentary Monastic Discernment Retreats are
held quarterly. Contact Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B., Mount
Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Drive, Saint Benedict, OR
97373; (503) 845-3123; e-mail: Odo.Recker@mtan-
gel.edu; website: www.mountangelabbey.org. See our
web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 132. Code #365.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint
Meinrad, IN—Saint Meinrad Archab-
bey Saint Meinrad Archabbey is a Ro-
man Catholic monastery located in
rural southern Indiana. Monks live a
common life of shared work and prayer, according
to the Rule of St. Benedict, and serve the Church
through their prayer five times a day including
daily Eucharist, and their works of education (Saint
Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology), retreat
ministry and hospitality, pastoral assistance to local
parishes, and the ownership and operation of Abbey
Caskets. Saint Meinrad is a spiritual center for many
people of faith and is known for its beautiful liturgy
and its service to the local and broader Church. A
formal come-and-see experience, “A Monastic
Observance,” is scheduled each year, December
27-Jan. 1, and personal visits can be arranged for
almost any time of the year. For more information
or to inquire about visiting, contact: Office of Mon-
astery Vocations, 100 Hill Drive, Saint Meinrad, IN
47577; (812) 357-6318; e-mail: vocations@saint-
meinrad.edu; website: www.saintmeinrad.org.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Subiaco,
AR—Subiaco Abbey If you have never
thought of being a monk before, then
we’re the place for you! You will find that
our abbey is no different from others in
that our life is lived as a balance of prayer and work.
Like others, we pray the Office and Mass everyday of
our lives. Like others, work flows from our prayer as
we undertake involvement in our College-Prep Academy, our Farm, our Vineyards, our Carpentry and
Tailor shops, our Retreat Center, and our Parishes.
Three differences stand out: with 44 monks we are
equally divided between brothers and priests who live
our life as one monastic family; we are actually thriving as a monastic community with ten men in formation from throughout the United States; and people
tell us we are the most unpretentious monks they have
ever met! We love being monks! Contact Fr. Patrick
Boland at 479-438-1810 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
See ad on page 4. Code #256.
Brothers of Christian Instruction (F.I.C.) Our
community of Brothers was founded to “make Jesus
Christ known” according to Fathers John de La
Mennais and Gabriel Deshayes who established the
congregation at Saint Brieuc, Brittany, France in 1819.
Today, with nearly 900 members in 24 countries, the
Brothers’ educational mission is primarily as teachers,
guidance counselors, and administrators in Catholic
high schools and colleges. Brothers may also minister
as retreat directors, spiritual directors and counselors,
pastoral associates, and in foreign missions especially in East Africa, Japan, and the Philippines. In
the United States Brothers are called to live a simple,
prayerful, community lifestyle in Alfred, ME, and at
Walsh University, North Canton, OH. Single, Catholic
men seeking to become Brothers and those interested
in Associate membership should contact: Bro. Albert
Heinrich, P.O. Box 159, Alfred, ME 04002; (207)
324-6612; e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.
See ad on page 32. Code #206.
The Brothers of the Christian Schools
(F.S.C. Fratres Scholarum Christiana-
rum) As Brothers of the Christian
Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers)
we are passionate about our mission of
providing a human and Christian education to the
young, especially those on the margins. 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, we are the largest group of lay religious men in
the Catholic Church dedicated exclusively to the
ministry of education with some 4,000 Brothers serving in 80 countries. In the United States and Canada,
our ministries include 7 Colleges/Universities, 52
high schools, 15 middle schools and 23 educational
centers. The Founder of the Brothers is St. John Baptist de La Salle (1651–1719) who is Patron Saint of
Teachers. We invite faith-filled, 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.
See ad on page 63. Code #100.