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Franciscan Friars, Conventual (O.F.M. Conv.) The
Conventual Franciscans are the oldest of the three
branches of the First Order of St. Francis. The word
Conventual is derived from the Latin convenire, “to
come together”; hence we live together in “convents”
or friaries. Our Order is spread throughout the world,
and includes about 4500 priests and brothers who are
all commonly called Friars. There are four provinces
in North America, which also have responsibility for
jurisdictions in the UK, Ireland and Australia. We
wear a black or gray habit with a simple three-knotted
cord representing our Vows of Poverty, Chastity, and
Obedience. The Spiritual Center of the Order is in
Assisi, Italy, where our Friars care for the Basilica of
St. Francis, which includes his tomb. In addition, the
Conventuals are the Vatican confessors at St. Peter’s
Basilica. In Christ’s name, we continue the ministry
of healing so fundamental to the understanding of
Saint Francis. To talk to a Friar or for more information, please visit our website at www.FranciscanS.org.
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement
(S.A.) The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have long been leaders in the worldwide
ecumenical movement to heal divisions
within Christianity. In 1908 we began an annual prayer movement (January 18-25) that developed into the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Today, the Friars mission of “at-one-ment” includes
dialogue among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and
Buddhists; serving the homeless and those suffering
from alcoholism, drug addictions, and HIV/AIDS;
preaching the gospel in parishes around the world,
and offering respite and hope to those in need of
spiritual renewal. In the tradition of St. Francis of
Assisi, we offer a prayerful communal life with active
service to the Church in the United States, Canada,
Japan, Italy, England. Contact Vocation Office, 40
Franciscan Way, Graymoor, Garrison, NY 10524-
0300; (800) 338-2620, ext. 2126; e-mail: vocdirec-
email@example.com; website: www.Atonement-
Friars.org. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 136. Code #003.
Glenmary Home Missioners
(G.H.M.) Glenmary Home Missioners is
a Catholic community of priests and
brothers, who, along with lay coworkers,
serve the spiritual and material needs of
“Mission-Land USA.” Glenmary brings a Catholic
presence to counties where frequently less than one
percent of the population is Catholic, a significant
percent of residents are unchurched and the poverty
rate is high. For more information or to attend a “Come
& See” retreat, contact Brother David Henley, PO Box
465618, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246; 1-800-935-0975;
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.
glenmary.org. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 135. Code #103.
H ospitaller Order of St. John of God,
(O.H.) are men who have devoted their
lives to the values of St. John of God—
Hospitality, Compassion, Respect,
Justice and Excellence. Hospitaller
Brothers are world wide in 52 countries with 454
ministry centers. Our Mission is to witness Christ’s
healing love as expressed by our charism of Hospitality, through a community of faith and compassionate service to God’s suffering people. Vocation
inquiries: Province of the Good Shepherd in North
America; www.sjog-na.org; VocationsUsa@sjog-na.
org; VocationsCanada@sjog-na.org; 815.472.3131.
See ad on page 93. Code #344.
J osephite Priests and Brothers (S.S.J.) (See St.
Joseph’s Society of the Sacred Heart)
M arianists, Province of Meribah (S.M.) We are a
religious community of brothers and priests, commit-
ted to living the Gospel together and serving Christ
and His Church through the apostolate of education.
Dedicating our lives to Mary, we follow her example of
humble service and faithful discipleship. At the center
of our lives are the two tables: the altar—the table of
faith and sacrifice, and the community table—the table
of fraternity and fellowship. Forming a new, Gospel-
based family, we share in common prayer, friendship,
possessions, work, successes, and difficulties. We aim
to make family spirit the distinctive mark of our com-
munities, growing in the characteristics of Mary, par-
ticularly her faith, humility, simplicity, and hospitality.
Vocation Director, Brother Stephen Balletta, S.M., Mari-
anist Provincialate, Province of Meribah, 240 Emory
Road, Mineola, NY 11501; (516) 742-5555 ext. 534;
e-mail: SBalletta@chaminade-hs.org; vocation blog: in-
tothedeepblog.net; website: www.provinceofmeribah.
com. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 96. Code #334.
Marianists, Society of Mary (S.M.) An international Roman Catholic religious congregation of priests
and brothers. The Marianist Province of the United
States comprises almost 300 professed brothers and
priests serving in the United States. The Province also
includes communities and ministries in India, Ireland
and Mexico. In the U.S., the Marianists sponsor three
universities—The University of Dayton in Ohio, St.
Mary’s University in San Antonio, and Chaminade
University of Honolulu—and numerous high
schools, parishes and retreat centers. Blessed William
Joseph Chaminade founded the Society of Mary in
France in 1817, and the Society has been present in
the U.S. since 1849. Marianist brothers and priests
live and minister together as equals, modeling their
lives after Mary, the Mother of Jesus. As part of a wider
Marianist Family that includes Marianist sisters and
committed lay people, they are dedicated to forming
persons and communities of faith through education,
parish work, social service, the arts and other ministries. Brother Mark Motz, S.M., Holy Rosary Marianist
Community, 159 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio,
TX 78228- 4901; phone: 314-250-4505; vocations@
our web ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 131. Code #105.
Mariannhill Missionaries (C.M.M.) We are an
international religious community of priests and
brothers that does mission work in the spirit of Abbot Francis Pfanner, the founder of the monastery of
Mariannhill in South Africa in 1882. We announce
the Gospel to those peoples who do not yet believe
in Christ and help establish local churches in mission countries. We have missions in South Africa,
Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya,
Papua New Guinea, and Colombia. As religious we
continue the way of life of Jesus and His disciples by
taking the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. In
the USA we keep alive and deepen among the faithful a sense of responsibility for the whole Church,
promote mission vocations, and support spiritually
and materially our mission works. Contact: Vocation
Director, 23715 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights,
MI 48127-1449; (313) 561-7140 ext. 25; e-mail:
email@example.com or visit our websites: www.
cmmmariannhill.org or www.mariannhill.us.
See ad on page 98. Code #494.
Marist Brothers (F.M.S.) Founded in
1817 by St. Marcellin Champagnat, the
Marist Brothers work to make Jesus
Christ known and loved through the
Christian education of young people,
directors. Br. Todd Patenaude, F.M.S., Marist Brothers
Vocation Director, 70-20 Juno Street., Forest Hills,
NY 11375; (718) 480-1306; e-mail: vocations@
maristbr.com; website: www.maristbr.com.
See ad on page 104. Code #298.
Marist Fathers and Brothers (S.M.)
[Society of Mary] Marists believe that
they are called by Mary to live in her Society, a religious community of prayer,
fellowship and Gospel ministry to the
Church and the world. Marists carry out the Gospel
ministry in schools, parishes, and chaplaincies in the
USA and in other countries throughout the world,
including foreign missions. The Marists accept candidates for the priesthood and brotherhood who are
between the ages of 21 and 40 and offer discernment
counseling and Come and See days and weekends. For
more information please contact the Marist Vocation
Office at (866) 298-3715 (toll free) or e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on line at
See ad on page 16. Code #107.
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
(M.M.) To speak of Maryknoll is to speak
of Mission to the World. Maryknoll is the
popular name for the Catholic Foreign
Mission Society of America (Maryknoll
Missioners, M.M.), established by the U.S. Bishops in
1911 to represent The Church of the United States in
the work of world mission. While we are from the
United States, our work is overseas. We number 340
priests and brothers serving in some 21 countries in
Africa, Asia and Latin America, serving God’s Mission
among those challenged by poverty and evangelizing
those thirsting for the Gospel. Contact: Fr. Mike Snyder
M.M., Vocation Director, P.O. Box 305, Maryknoll, NY
10545-0305; (914) 941-7590, Ext. 2416; e-mail: voca-
email@example.com; website: www.maryknollvoca-
tions.org. See our web ads at vocationnetwork.org and
our digital web ads at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 5. Code #199.
Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette (M.S.) We
are a community of priests and brothers in North
America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe
serving in various ministries of reconciliation. We
were founded in response to Mary’s apparition at
La Salette in France on September 19, 1846. Our
Blessed Mother appeared to two children who were
herding cows, and gave them a message to “make
known to all my people.” The Missionaries of La
Salette came to the United States and Canada in 1892
and first were established in Hartford, CT. Today we
work together to bring her message to a world that
needs comfort and support. Our ministries are many,
such as shrines, parishes, chaplaincies, home and
foreign missions, teaching, counseling, music and
youth ministries. If you are between the ages of 18
- 38 and would like to learn more about us and our
ministry of reconciliation please contact: La Salette
Vocation Office, 508-236-9068; e-mail: lasalettevo-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at: www.lasa-
lettevocations.org; facebook.com/MissionariesofLa-SaletteVocations; twitter: @LSvocations; Instagram:
@lasalettevocations. Our mailing address is National
Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Vocation Office,
947 Park Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703.
See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
Missionaries of the Holy Family (M.S.F.) The
Missionaries of the Holy Family were founded as a
religious community in 1895 in Holland. Today, we
minister throughout the world. We base our community life on the model of the Holy Family who
lived simple lives in faithful response, love, and
care to the mission of Jesus. Our founder taught
us to seek out and encourage vocations. We strive
to live a missionary spirit by bringing the Gospel
message wherever it is not sufficiently proclaimed.
Here in North America, we are involved as priests
and brothers in parishes, schools, hospitals, and
missions. Our work reflects the care and concern
we have for family life. Vocation Director, 3014 Oregon Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63118; (888) 4 THY