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riety of ministries based on the needs of God’s people
and on the gifts, talents, and educational preparation
of each sister. Above all we desire that each sister
become the woman of God that she is created to be.
Vocation Director: Sr. Alice Abate, O.Carm., 420 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-2541; (504)
524-2398; e-mail: vocations@sistersofmountcarmel.
org; website: www.sistersofmountcarmel.org. See our
digital web ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
Cenacle Sisters (r.c.) Cenacle Sisters are
active women with contemplative hearts,
W. Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60614; 773-
528-6300; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
See ad on page 141. Code #188.
Cistercian Nuns ( O.Cist.) Silence, solitude in
community, ascetic practices, the cultivation of continual interior prayer, together with the monastic
vows of obedience, stability and unceasing conversion, are the means by which we hope to attain to
purity of heart, tranquility of mind and spiritual
union with God. Our daily life is an alternation
between the Divine Office prayed in Latin with
Gregorian Chant, lectio divina, and manual labor.
Requirements for candidacy: age 20-35 with two
years of college or work experience, possession of
good physical and psychological health, emotional
maturity, and the desire to fulfill God’s will. Valley of
Our Lady Monastery, E11096 Yanke Drive, Prairie
du Sac, WI 53578-9737; e-mail: vocations@val-
leyofourlady.org; website: www.valleyofourlady.org.
See ad on page 125. Code #011.
Congregation of Divine Providence
(C.D.P.), Melbourne, KY “Be Providence
to others through the works of mercy!” We
sisters of the Congregation of Divine
Providence (CDP) strive to live this call in our daily
lives. Founded in 1762 by Blessed Jean Martin Moye,
a French parish priest, to teach in the abandoned/
forgotten places, we were first given a spirituality by
our founder—to live poor, simple, charitable lives,
always abandoned to the Providence of God. As an
international congregation we now live this life of
Providence on four continents and through a variety
of ministries: education, pastoral ministry, health care,
spiritual direction, and social services. We are apostolic
women religious, who live our vowed life in
community and are strengthened by community and
personal prayer. To learn more about our life or God’s
call in your life, please visit our website: www.
cdpkentucky.org; e-mail: email@example.com;
or call/text Sr. Theresa Falkenstein at 859-814-6860
or Sr. Lynn Stenken at 859-814-9800.
Congregation of Notre Dame
(C.N.D.) Founded in 1659 in Montreal
by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, the Con-grégation de Notre-Dame (CND) has historically been
involved in education. Following in the footsteps of
our foundress we respond to the needs of the time in
areas of ministry that include education, social justice,
the Church and ecology. We are present in the following countries: Canada, USA, Japan, Honduras, El
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
(O.S.B.) We are a contemplative monastic community whose life is guided by a Eucharistic charism
and the wisdom of the Rule of Saint Benedict. We serve
the Church through a ministry of prayer and support
ourselves by work within the enclosure of the monastery. We strive to witness to God’s presence in the
world through our prayer and community life and by
offering a welcoming and peaceful space to those who
visit. Our two monasteries are located in Clyde, MO
and Tucson, AZ. If you’re a single woman between
the ages of 20 and 40 and drawn to a life of prayer, we
invite you to contact Sr. Maria Victoria Cutaia, 31970
State Highway P, Clyde, MO 64432-8100; (660) 944-
2221 ext. 127; e-mail: vocation@benedictinesisters.
org; website: www.benedictinesisters.org. See our web
ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 140. Code #008.
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters (O.S.F.) Founded
in the United States in 1894, our mission is to live the
Gospel in the spirit of Francis and Clare! Bernardine
Franciscan Sisters reach out in the Name of Jesus to
God’s people across the continental United States,
Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Our missions include the
Dominican Republic, Mozambique and Liberia (West
Africa). We minister in education at all levels, catechetics, retreat work, health care, and parish ministry
as well as with and on behalf of the poor—especially
with women and children. The Gospel, Francis and
Clare permeate our Formation Programs for Sisters,
Lay Associates and Volunteers in Mission! Do you
have a Franciscan heart? Are you willing to journey in
faith and joy, sister and servant to all? If so, please contact S. Madonna Marie, O.S.F., Vocation Director, 450
St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607-1737; (610)
777-2967; e-mail: FollowFrancis@bfranciscan.org;
website: www.bfranciscan.org. Visit us on Facebook!
See ad on page 42. Code #214.
Carmel of Cristo Rey We are a cloistered
Community observing Papal Enclosure
called to an apostolate of prayer, sacrifice,
and penance for all humanity, the intentions
of Holy Church, and especially for priests. Guided by
the teachings of Saints Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and John
of the Cross, we seek Divine intimacy and live a hidden life of solitude and silence. We wear a full traditional habit. We remain bilingual (English/Spanish)
in grateful recognition of our Spanish Teresian heritage, and of our Community’s Foundresses who fled
the religious persecution of the Mexican Cristero War
(1927) and founded our new home in San Francisco
(1928). Daily life includes: Holy Mass (Ordinary/
Extraordinary), full Liturgy of the Hours, communal
Rosary, and Spiritual Reading, Recreation is taken
together as a Community. There are also days of Eucharistic Adoration, and Benediction Service on
Sundays. REQUIRED: Age: 20-40, sound mental and
physical health, United States citizenship, conversational English and a commitment to become bilingual
in English and Spanish. Age exceptions are rare and
considered on an individual basis.
Carmelites ( O.Carm.), New Orleans, LA—Con-
gregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel As
Carmelites we desire to be a community of contem-
plative women following “in the footsteps of Jesus”
by living and serving in the midst of God’s people. A
Pontifical Apostolic congregation, presently we are in
Louisiana, Illinois, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.
Our zeal is rooted in our contemplative prayer and a
prophetic call in the tradition of the prophet Elijah
and of Mary, our sister and mother. We cherish com-
munity life from which we go forth striving to bring
about a more peaceful, just, and loving world in a va-
Salvador, Guatemala, Cameroon and France. For in-
formation go to www.cnd-m.org. Contact: Sr. Peggy
Doyle, 30 Highfield Road, Wilton, CT 06897-3802;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 762-4300.
See our digital web ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 128. Code #012.
Congregation of Sisters of Bon Secours (C.B.S.) In 1821, Bon Secours
became the first community of sisters
to provide continuous nursing within
the homes of those who were suffering. Our vision
and mission: to defend and care for all life and creation
and alleviate suffering; to bring a message of hope and
“GOOD HELP” to those in need. Our faith-filled
communities draw others to our charism of compassion, healing, and liberation. Community life and
shared prayer balance our life of ministry as we contribute to a more humane world integral to spreading
the Gospel. We minister in health care, retreat ministry, pastoral, social and human services, housing,
education, etc. Through continuing founder Josephine Potel’s innovative spirit, we bring healing and
wholeness beyond walls of tradition in rural areas and
cities in the USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, France,
Peru and South Africa. Contact: Sr. Patricia Dowling,
C.B.S., Vocation Director, 1525 Marriottsville Road,
Marriottsville, MD 21104; 1-877-742-0277; e-mail:
CBSVocations@bshsi.org; websites: www.BonSecours-
Vocations.org, www.LifeAsASister.org. APP: Imagine
a Sisters Life. Join us in our Chat Room discussions
at: www.lifeasasister.org/talk-with-a-sister-about-reli-gious-life/chat-room/ or follow us on Facebook or
Twitter. See our web ads at vocationnetwork.org and
our digital web ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 117. Code #058.
Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes (C.S.A.) The
Sisters of St. Agnes participate in the mission of
Christ by joyful service in the church, always aware
that we, too, are among the needy and are enriched
by those we serve. As an apostolic community, we
are committed to transformation of the world, the
church, and ourselves through promoting systemic
change for the quality of life; justice for the economically poor; furtherance of the role of women
in church and society; mutuality; inclusivity; and
collaboration. Sr. Edie Crews, 320 County Road K,
Fond du Lac, WI 54937; (920) 907-2310; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.csasisters.org.
See ad on page 22. Code #171.
Congregation of the Humility of
Mary (C.H.M.) We, the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, originating in France over 150 years ago, are
a group of strong, dedicated women rooted in
prayer and spirituality. Listening to the call of the
Spirit as our world has changed, we have been
involved in various ministries, with special emphasis on working for justice, helping to meet the
needs of the poor and caring for Earth and all
creation. Currently we sponsor an emergency
shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing for persons experiencing homelessness. Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, which
provides spiritual renewal in a quiet country setting is another significant community sponsored
ministry. Our history is one of adapting to change
and embracing new realities. We welcome mature
women age 30 and older seeking a life of spiritual
searching and service in the context of community who are flexible and open to exploring new
horizons with us. Contact: CHM Membership, 820
W. Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804; 563-
322-9466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more
about us at www.chmiowa.org.