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Member of the National Religious Vocation Conference
Faithful Companions of Jesus (F.C.J.) God
calls us to follow the Son in faithfulness, to
stand at the foot of the cross with Mary and
the holy women, there to be one with Jesus
who thirsts for the coming of the kingdom.
The Eucharist is central to our mission and ministry
and guides our lives together in community. Ignatian
spirituality is the root of our way of life. Through
discernment we seek to become contemplatives in
action. Listening for God’s call in the events of our
everyday lives, we offer our whole selves for whatever God is asking of us in the world today. As we are
a small international Society, willing to be sent anywhere for the sake of the Gospel; we often live in
multicultural, intergenerational communities. International unity is important to us. To learn more,
please contact Sr. Ellen McCarthy; emccarthyfcj@
gmail.com; Sr. Madeleine Gregg; madeleine@fcjsis-
ters.ca. Website: www.fcjsisters.org; Twitter@FCJsis-ters; Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/FCJ-
See ad on page 5. Code #439.
Felician Sisters (C.S.S.F.)—Our Lady of
Hope Province, North America We, the
Felician Sisters, are an active contemplative
congregation of consecrated women
founded by Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska. Our
charism is to imitate her boundless love of God and
surrender to God’s will in compassionate service,
total availability and concern for the salvation of all
people. We live and pray together in community, and
follow the Rule of the Third Order Regular of St.
Francis of Assisi. Responding to the needs of God’s
people and of the times, we minister in health care,
pastoral care, education, social work, spiritual and
administrative services and other Church-related
ministries. Today, Felician Sisters minister to God’s
people in the United States, Canada, Haiti, Brazil,
Poland, Italy, England, France, Kenya, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine and the Amazon. Find out more about
us at www.feliciansistersna.org or contact the Vocation Center at
our web ad at
See ad on page 25. Code #025.
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
(F.M.M.) We are 6,000 sisters from different nations and cultures serving in 72
countries. We are present in Asia, Africa,
Europe, Latin America, Australia, and North America. Eucharistic adoration and community life are
essential to our mission. Our ministries include education, health care, social services, prison ministry,
pastoral ministry, parish work, soup kitchens, religious education, and working with immigrants and
refugees. “Be ready to go anywhere to proclaim the
Good News,” said our foundress, Blessed Mary of the
Passion. Other saints and beatified members of our
order include 7 martyrs and Blessed Maria Assunta
Pallotta, FMM. For more information contact: Sr.
Sheila Lehmkuhle, FMM, 318 Mendon Road, North
Smithfield, RI 02896; (847) 421-7265; e-mail: fm-
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.fmmusa.org.
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our
Lady (F.M.O.L.) are an international
Congregation of consecrated women
inspired by St. Francis of Assisi. The
ministry of the North American Region sponsors a
number of healthcare and social service ministries in
Louisiana, operates hospitals, clinics, physician
practices, long-term care facilities, outreach clinics
and various education programs. Our social service
ministries include caring for the homeless, unwed
mothers, individuals with HIV, the impoverished and
people in prison or adjusting to life after their release.
We operate a private college preparatory high school
as well as a university. If you believe God is calling
you to serve others and you wish to explore a religious
vocation, we invite you to contact us. We will help
you with your spiritual journey. Contact our vocation
director. 4200 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809;
Call: (225) 922-7443; Website: www.fmolsisters.com;
See ad on page 81. Code #442.
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of
Sorrows (O.S.F.) A Franciscan missionary in
China, Bishop Rafael Angelo Palazzi, founded
our community in 1939. He entrusted us with a
spirit of zeal for Evangelization and Catechesis.
We are located in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and
also in the United States and British Columbia.
As Consecrated Religious we are united to the
poor, chaste and obedient Jesus. As Franciscans
we witness to the Good News through the joy and
hospitality we provide in our apostolates of teaching
in Catholic schools, catechesis, parish work, and
retreat ministry. Our community life is rooted in the
Eucharist with a fervent commitment to prayer. We
have a special devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows, as
co-redemptrix with Christ at the foot of the cross,
and there we stand together with Jesus and Mary in
the Church’s great mission for the salvation of souls.
We welcome women, 18 – 49 to contact the Vocation
Directress, 3600 S. W. 170th Avenue, Beavertown,
OR 97003; 503-649-7127; e-mail: fmsols.form@
gmail.com; website: www.olpretreat.org.
Franciscan Sisters at Springfield (O.S.F.)
[Hospital Sisters of St. Francis] The Franciscan
Sisters at Springfield welcome you to reflect on the
Spirit’s invitation in your life and on how you might
answer that calling as a religious woman in service to
those in need. As Franciscan Sisters, we are members
of an international, multi-cultural congregation who
witness our Franciscan spirituality by reverencing
all creation, living and promoting peace and justice
and respecting the dignity of all people. We strive to
meet needs throughout the world in order to be and
to become the healing presence of Jesus. If you would
like to be challenged to follow Jesus according to the
Gospel and after the pattern of St. Francis of Assisi
and St. Clare of Assisi, we look forward to talking
with you. Contact Sister Bernadine Gutowski, O.S.F.
at (773) 618-9465 or at email@example.com where
you can freely discuss your thoughts. We also invite
you to visit our website at www.hospitalsisters.org.
See ad on page 83. Code #037.
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany (O.S.F.) The
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany seek to live the
Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We witness to
God’s love in the Franciscan tradition by living
as sisters with all creation, and by serving others,
especially those who are poor and marginalized.
We are committed to a Gospel stance of non-violence, justice, peace and integrity of creation.
We share our Franciscan charism of joy, simplicity and hospitality within varied ministries on
the East Coast of the United States, in Jamaica,
Brazil, and Bolivia. As Christ-centered women of
hope, we support one another in community and
prayer, and we welcome women who seek the
same spiritual values. E-mail: vocations@fsalle-
gany.org; website: www.alleganyfranciscans.org.
See ad on page 39. Code #540.
Franciscan Sisters of Dubuque, IA (O.S. F.) We
are rooted in the Gospel and in the spirit of Saints
Francis and Clare. We strive to live in right rela-
tionship with all creation by deepening our re-
lationship with Mother Earth and Sister Water,
by standing with persons who are poor and by
making peace and practicing non-violence. We
are a group of 250 sisters, 130 associates, and
numerous volunteers. We serve in a variety of
ministries in 14 states, Honduras, Canada, and
St. Lucia. We partner with other religious con-
gregations and civic organizations to respond to
those whose needs are greatest in this country
and abroad. Our strength, our hope and our joy
flow from our commitment to prayer, to each
other, and to the people God calls us to serve
in love. To learn more about our life, visit our
website www.osfdbq.org or Facebook page www.
facebook.com/dubuquefranciscans; e-mail Sr.
Pat Doody, O.S.F.; firstname.lastname@example.org; phone:
(563) 583-9786; or visit us in Dubuque, Iowa!
See ad on page 39. Code #540.
Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist
(F.S.J.B.) We are a new community,
established October 2, 2006 in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. According to the
example of John the Baptist, we dedicate ourselves to
a life of limitless humility and self-renunciation. In
this way we strive to decrease so Christ can increase.
We want our lifestyle to be one of total trust in God.
An indispensable part of our charism is to pray daily
for priests and seminarians. We commit ourselves to
the service of Christ through His brothers and sisters,
according to the needs of the Church and society
under the guidance of the local Bishop. We are open
to nursing, teaching, catechesis, and more. We are a
contemplative-active community faithful to the Holy
Father and to the Magisterium of the Catholic
Church. We live a joyful and strong community life,
rooted in the Eucharist and a solid prayer life and we
wear a religious habit. Contact: Mother M. Vaclava
Ballon, FSJB, 1209 E. Lake Ave., Peoria, IL 61616;
(309) 688-3500; e-mail: email@example.com;
Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of
Perpetual Help (O.S.F.) Our mission
is to be a transforming presence in society through witnessing Gospel values. Women of
faith, prophetic vision and courage, our 82 sisters
serve the poor and empower others to live the gospel
with hope and joy. Our ministries in 12 states include
pastoral care, education, health care and social services. As Franciscan Sisters, we relate to creation as
sister and have the same mission as St. Francis did to
“go and rebuild.” We strive to foster relationships of
interdependence that ensure a just society, along with
sustainable and healthy care for our common home
of earth. Our foundress, Mother Ernestine Matz,
stated, “There is no place too far, no service too
humble, and no person too lowly.” For information:
www.fsolph.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Sr. Pam
Falter, 335 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, Missouri,
63122; Phone 314-965-3700; Fax: 314-965-3710.
See ad on page 40. Code #170.
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) As Franciscans we
commit ourselves to promoting sustainability, seeking peace and justice for all, and inviting new members to join us on our Franciscan journey. The
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have
prayed 24/7 since 1878. This Eucharistic Adoration
is the essence of who we are and what we do. Today
our sisters, affiliates and prayer partners live a spirituality of Loving Presence in mission, in community and in solidarity with the oppressed. We minister throughout the United States and internationally,
offering a wide variety of ministry options including