Onamia, MN 56359-0500; (800) 407-5875; voca-
firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.crosiervocations.org.
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: email@example.com; website:
ocdfriarsvocation.org; phone: (262) 628-1838.
See ad on page 19. 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 Theolo-gate in Chicago. For more information, contact:
Vocation Director, Divine Word Missionaries, P.O.
Box 380, Epworth, IA 52045; 800-553-3321; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.svdvoca-
tions.org. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 135. Code #177.
The Dominican Friars (O.P.) [Order of Preach-ers] Saint Pope John Paul II, when he received the
General Council of the Dominicans in his private library, told them: “Only those who have the experience
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 teachers 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 Dominicans) 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.opeast.org/vocations. Western
United States, The Most Holy Name of Jesus
Province; e-mail: email@example.com; (510) 658-
8722; website: www.vocations.opwest.org. Southern
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 9. Code #228.
E dmundite Fathers and Brothers (S.S.E.) [Soci-
ety of St. Edmund] The Society of St. Edmund is
a clerical religious congregation of pontifical right
whose priests and brothers share a common life
and profess the public vows of chastity, poverty, and
obedience. Our essential mission is evangelization,
bringing the teaching of Christ to others. We seek to
serve as Jesus did. The principal works of our apos-
tolate are African American ministry, Catholic high-
er education, spiritual renewal and parish ministry.
Our works are unified through our commitment to
the Church’s preferential option for the poor and our
promotion of Social Justice. Fr. Lino Oropeza, SSE,
Vocation Director, 270 Winooski Park, Colchester,
VT 05439; (802) 654-3400; Fax: (802) 654-3409;
e-mail:. email@example.com; website: www.sse.org.
See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 96. Code #119.
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 educa-
tors 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 teach-
ers, administrators, campus ministers, college profes-
sors, counselors, lawyers, nurses, spiritual directors,
retreat leaders, and pastoral ministers. Vocation Of-
fice, 135 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-
858-8217, ext. 18; e-mail: vocations@franciscan-
See ad on page 101. 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 Su-rufka, OFM, SS. Francis and Clare Friary, 9230 W.
Highland Park Avenue, Franklin, WI 53132; toll free
(877) 636-3742; e-mail: vocationdirector@hotmail.
com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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-day
friars are called to be brothers to all creation, persons
of prayer engaged in active service. Our friars are
involved in a broad range of ministries including:
outreach to the poor, sacramental and parish ministry,
retreat work, hospital and prison chaplaincy, education, social advocacy, foreign and Native American
mission work, and more. Friars of the St. Barbara
Province are of many cultures, ages, and languages
and include both priests and lay brothers. These friars
currently serve in the states of California, Oregon,
Washington, New Mexico, and Arizona, as well as in
Mexico, Russia, and the Holy Land. In their ministry
among different peoples, the friars try to bring with
them the essence of their traditional greeting: “Peace
and All Good!” For more information, contact Br. Eric
Pilarcik, OFM, at email@example.com or 408-903-
3422; or Fr. Oscar Mendez, O.F.M., at (en español)
510-821-4492; website: sbfranciscans.org; Facebook:
See ad on page 2. Code #478.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Province
of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Holy
Name Province is the largest commu-
nity of Franciscan friars in the United
States. As an evangelical and missionary
fraternity of more than 300 men, we serve the people
of God in a wide variety of ministries—colleges,
parishes, urban ministry centers, and social out-
reach—along the East Coast as well as in foreign
countries. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan
tradition, we seek to bring the Gospel into the every-
day experience of all people through teaching, popu-
lar preaching and pastoral leadership. We foster
Christian discipleship by collaborating with those
whom we serve and by standing in solidarity with all
people, especially the alienated, the immigrant, and
the poor. If you are between the ages of 21 and 45
and would like more information on the Franciscan
friars, please contact Br. Basil Valente, OFM, Vocation
Director, at 1-800-677-7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit our website at www.BeAFranciscan.org.
See ad on page 2. Code #478.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Province of the
Sacred Heart We are a community of priests and
brothers inspired by St. Francis of Assisi to live the
gospel. We strive to proclaim the gospel by our lives
of prayer, brotherhood and service. We live in community and serve the Church in the Midwest from
Northern Wisconsin to San Antonio, Texas. We also
have missions in rural Alaska, Brazil, Africa, Thailand
and Vietnam. Like Jesus and Francis who sent their
followers to proclaim the goodness of God especially
to those on the margins and disadvantaged, we live
among the poor and underserved. We are present in
shelters for the homeless, prisons, hospitals, with
immigrants, in rural and urban parishes, schools and
the inner city. If you are between 21 and 45 and would
like more information about our way of life, please
contact us at 312-853-2384, email@example.com
or visit our website www.befranciscan.com.
See ads on pages 2, 93. Code #283.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Saint John the
Baptist Province We live the way of life established
by St. Francis of Assisi 800+ years ago. Yes, our
distinctive brown habit attracts attention but most
of all we want our alternative lifestyle to stand out
as a living witness to the Goodness of God and the
joy of living the Gospel in the 21st century. We
have fraternities of friars around the USA and even
in Jamaica! We serve the Catholic Church in high
schools, universities, parishes, hospitals (as nurses
and chaplains), in inner city ministries, retreat
houses, publishing (books, social media & internet
content with “Franciscan Media”), and missions
both foreign and domestic. In all of our ministries
we preach the Good News of Jesus Christ. Join us in
living the gospel in fraternity, in simplicity and most
of all joyfully! See our website, www.franciscan.org
or contact Fr. Page or Fr. Richard; 513-542-1082;
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
See our ad on page 2. Code #478.
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