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Sisters of the Presentation of the
Blessed Virgin Mary (P.B.V.M.)—New
Windsor, New York A Sister of the
Presentation is a woman who wants to
do great things for God, desires to bring God’s mercy
and compassion to all and wants to do her part in the
construction of God’s Kingdom, the civilization of
love. Following in the footsteps of our Foundress,
Nano Nagle, whose family motto was, “not words but
deeds” we are women of prayer, women in community and women for mission. We are women who are
people oriented, prayerful, and open to the needs of
the day with ministries as diverse as the gifts we bring
to community life. We minister in education, health
care, catechesis, pastoral and youth ministries, social
justice, direct service with the poor and are advocates
for those without voice such as immigrants. The
deeds and words of our foundress who said, “If I
could be of service in any part of the world I would
gladly go there willingly. . .” inspire and motivate us
to go one pace beyond into the future. We invite you
to join us. Contact: Sr. Laura Urbano PBVM, e-mail:
email@example.com or presentationvocation-
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.sistersofthepre-
sentation.org. Facebook: Presentation Vocation
Ministry. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother Third
Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi
(S.S.M.) We are an international, multi-cultural congregation. We share in the
mission of Jesus to bring fuller life to
others by revealing God’s love for all, especially the
poor. With Mary, the Sorrowful Mother, we strive
to be a compassionate presence to those who suffer.
Our main ministries include healthcare, education,
youth ministry and related fields within those areas.
We serve the Lord in ten countries: the USA (in
Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Oklahoma), Austria, Italy, Germany, Tanzania, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, and Grenada.
If you feel called to consecrate your life to the Lord
by following St. Francis of Assisi and sharing your
compassion with others, we invite you to contact us
through our vocation website, www.becomingasister.
org. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 129. Code #034.
Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
(O.S.F.)—East Peoria, IL Have a heart
for the sick and suffering? Want to give
your life in prayer, service and sacrifice
for the greater honor and glory of God and the salvation of souls? Come and See if God may be calling
you to be an OSF Sister. As faithful daughters of the
Church, we live and pray together in community. In
good Franciscan tradition, and in union with many
lay mission partners, we care for the sick, poor, injured, aged, and dying, through OSF HealthCare.
You don’t need to be a nurse. Our sisters serve the
sick in many different ways, to bring them healing
in order to draw them closer to Christ. We are actively striving to transform health care to improve
the lives of all, but especially the poor and vulnerable. Contact: Sr. Rose Therese, O.S.F., 740 NE Glen
Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61603; (309) 655-2645; E-mail:
email@example.com; Web: Franciscan-
SistersPeoria.org; Facebook: OSFsisters; Twitter: @
osfsisters. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 17. Code #081.
Sisters of Transfiguration Hermitage We
are a monastic, contemplative community,
following the Rule of Benedict in a way of life
which nurtures the love of God in solitude
as well as in community. Our life includes Liturgy of
the Hours together as well as hours for personal
prayer and lectio in solitude both morning and eve-
ning. We live by the work of our hands: making
fruitcakes, jams, and other baked goods, and by
writing, offering occasional workshops and retreats,
and through the ministry of our small guest house.
Our 68 acres of gardens, fields, woods, and streams
offers a solitary environment in which to attend to
God’s presence. Firmly rooted in the monastic tradi-
tion, we are also open to the needs and aspirations of
contemporary women who desire to seek God both
in silence and solitude and in the daily life of the
community of sisters. Transfiguration Hermitage, 205
Windsor Neck Rd., Windsor, ME 04363; (207) 445-
8031; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Society of the Holy Child Jesus—American Province (S.H.C.J.) Founded by Cornelia Connelly, the
Society of the Holy Child Jesus is an international
community of women religious. Our mission is to
help others to believe that God lives and acts in them
and in our world, and to rejoice in God’s presence.
Our life of prayer and community strengthens us
for diverse ministries. Since the Society’s founding in
1846, education has been at the heart of our mission.
Today, we continue to serve as educators in the broad-est sense of the word through ministries in teaching,
spirituality, health care, social work, pastoral care,
parish administration, and law. In the U.S., the Society
sponsors 14 schools, including Rosemont College, and
several social service organizations. Holy Child Sisters
serve on four continents and in 10 states. For more
information, please contact: Anita Quigley, SHCJ;
1341 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010;
(610) 626-1400, ext. 304; e-mail: email@example.com.
Visit our website at www.shcj.org/american. See our
web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 49. Code #172.
Society of the Sacred Heart (R.S.C.J.) The Society
of the Sacred Heart is an international community
with more than 2100 members in 41 countries,
many serving outside the land of their birth.
Founded in 1800 by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat,
we continue her vision and mission in ever-evolving
ways she could not have foreseen. We are committed
to discovering and revealing God’s love in the world
through education, working for justice and guiding
lives in faith. Religious of the Sacred Heart serve in
teaching and formation, in pastoral and spiritual
work and in other ministries that promote justice
and human development. Building relationships,
creating community and fostering reconciliation
are part of our vocation; prayer and contemplation
are central to our lives. If you are drawn to discover
what it means to be at once “wholly contemplative
and wholly apostolic,” we welcome you. Please
visit www.rscj.org or contact Sr. Mary Finlayson at
1-888-844-7725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See ad on page 87. Code #027.
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.),
Dubuque, IA—Our Lady of the Mississippi
Abbey Our monastic, contemplative life is one of
community, and is based on the Rule of Saint Bene-
dict. Our day revolves around Daily Eucharist, the
Liturgy of the Hours, manual work, and spiritual
reading (Lectio Divina). These continually call us
to deeper conversion, love, and self-awareness as we
grow in our relationship with Jesus and in our love
for one another. We are located on the bluffs of the
Mississippi River, with 654 acres of rolling farm and
woodlands. Check out our website. Women ages 18-
39 may apply. Contact Sr. Myra Hill; Our Lady of the
Mississippi Abbey, 8400 Abbey Hill Lane, Dubuque,
IA 52003; (563) 582-2595, ext. 114; e-mail: voca-
email@example.com; website: www.mississippiab-
bey.org. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.), Sonoita,
AZ—Santa Rita Abbey The mountains surround
us, as the monastic way of life surrounds and fosters
our contemplative longing to behold the face of God,
and so minister to all God’s people. We live out the call
to close union with Christ in simplicity, community,
liturgy, joy and prayer. Are you being invited by the
Spirit into this School of Charity that is the Cistercian
Way? Sr. Victoria Murray welcomes your questions
at Santa Rita Abbey, 14200 E Fish Canyon Road,
Sonoita, AZ 85637-6545; e-mail: sracommty@gmail.
com; website: www.santaritaabbey.org. See our web
ad at vocationnetwork.org.
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.), Whitehorn, CA—Redwoods Monastery Our monastic
roots began in France in 1098 by Benedictines, who
desiring a God-centered life, embraced the values of
simplicity, poverty, silence, continual prayer and personal transformation. They sought and found God in
the ordinary experience of daily living, nurturing the
centrality of love as they grew in union with Christ.
Redwoods Monastery makes this spiritual heritage
available today through the communal practices of
the Divine Office, daily Eucharist, divine reading
and study, meditation and prayer, manual labor, and
hospitality to guests. We are located on 300 acres of
old growth redwood forest in Northern California
and are deeply committed to preserving our forests,
rivers, and wildlife. If you are a single Catholic
woman, between 22 and 40 with 2 years of college
or work experience and desire our way of life, please
contact Sr. Suzanne; e-mail: vocationdirector@red-
woodsabbey.org; website: www.redwoodsabbey.org;
blog: www.redwoodsabbey.blogspot.com; or write,
Vocation Director, Redwoods Monastery, 18104
Briceland-Thorn Rd., Whitehorn, CA 95589; (707)
986-7419. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.), Wrentham, MA—Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey Our order
is a monastic Order wholly directed to contemplation.
We are dedicated to the worship of God in a life that is
hidden, obscure and laborious within the monastery
and under the Rule of St. Benedict. In this school of
love, the nuns grow in humility and self-knowledge.
Through the discovery of the depths of God’s mercy in
their lives, they will learn to love. The various elements
of Cistercian conversatio, such as obedience, humility,
ascesis, solitude and silence, lead, each in its own way,
to the interior freedom through which purity of heart
and an abiding attention to God are attained. It is in the
particular and delicate balance of lectio divina, liturgy,
and work, that the Cistercian charism most directly
manifests itself. Women between 20 and 40 may apply.
We are located at 300 Arnold Street, Wrentham, MA
02093. Please contact Sister Katie McNamara; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.msmabbey.org.
See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph (O.S.U.) We
are Ursuline Sisters proclaiming Jesus through
education and Christian formation. Founded in 1874
in western Kentucky, our congregation embraces the
core values of Prayer, Service, Empowerment, Justice,
and Contemplative Presence, in the spirit of our
founder, Saint Angela Merici. We minister in Kentucky,
Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Louisiana, New
Mexico, Washington, D.C., and Chile, South America.
Our focus is in four areas: education, from primary