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Fiat Spiritus Community (FS) We are a community of vowed Christian men and women who
are committed to living an apostolic life. We are
called to listen to the Holy Spirit through community which empowers us to discern our response
to the needs of our time especially with the needy
and underserved. The Fiat Spiritus Community,
together with the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
and Associate Community, live the Spirit of
Blessed Catherine Kasper our foundress. Contact:
Brother Bob Overland, FS, P. O. Box 1, Donaldson,
IN 46513; (574) 936-1726; e-mail: boverland@
poorhandmaids.org; website: www.fiatspiritus.org.
See our web ad at VocationNetwork.org.
Associate Community of the Poor Handmaids
of Jesus Christ We are baptized men and women
who make a non-vowed renewable covenant with
the Associate Community in the Spiritual Family
of Catherine Kasper for the purpose of mutual
spiritual enrichment, development of community
and promotion of service. Our commitment is
based on the common call of the Holy Spirit to
live the charism of Blessed Catherine Kasper,
foundress of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
Congregation. The Associates, Fiat Spiritus
Community and Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
form the Spiritual Family of Catherine Kasper.
—Libby Riggs, P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513;
(574) 936-9936; e-mail: lriggs@poorhandmaids.
org; website: www.poorhandmaids.org/associates.
See our web ad at VocationNetwork.org.
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Don Bosco Volunteers (D.B.V.) Don Bosco Volunteers are consecrated lay women living the Salesian
spirituality of Saint John Bosco, (Don Bosco), while
fully immersed in the ordinary occupations and
careers of secular society. We participate in the
evangelizing mission of the Church by witnessing
Christian joy and service especially to young people
and those most in need. We do not live in community
but share communion of life through prayer, Days of
Recollection and a yearly retreat. Founded in 1917
by Blessed Philip Rinaldi, Don Bosco Volunteers
are a Secular Institute of Pontifical Right for single
Catholic women who are consecrated to God through
the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience while
maintaining their lay status within the Church and
the world. Candidates must be women who have
never married, be between the ages of 21-40 and who
want to dedicate their life in a radical way to love of
God and neighbor. Members follow a formation plan
of discernment and preparation for vows, six years
of temporary vows, then perpetual vows. Contact
information: PO Box 334H, Scarsdale, NY 10583-
5834; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secular Institute of Missionaries of the Kingship
of Christ (S.I.M.) Consecrated single women who
profess poverty, chastity and obedience while living
life in the world. Our spirituality is Franciscan and
Catholic Volunteer Network Catholic Volunteer
Network connects passionate volunteers with
dynamic programs serving around the world to foster
and promote domestic and international faith-based
volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages,
backgrounds and skills. As the leading membership
organization of Christian volunteer and mission
programs, Catholic Volunteer Network supports
and enhances the work of member organizations
through volunteer recruitment, training and
resources, networking opportunities and advocacy.
Established in 1963, the Catholic Volunteer Network
membership consists of over 200 domestic and
international volunteer and lay mission programs.
Each year more than 20,000 volunteers and lay
missioners serve in these programs throughout the
U.S. and in 112 other countries. Catholic Volunteer
Network publishes and distributes RESPONSE,
the most comprehensive handbook of lay mission
volunteer opportunities. RESPONSE is distributed
free of charge to persons interested in faith-based
service and those who promote such service. Find
us online at www.CatholicVolunteerNetwork.org. See
our web ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See our ad on page 16. Code #483.
the Missionaries seek to identify with Jesus’ life by
striving faithfully to live the Gospel in the world
in the spirit of the Beatitudes. A close bond is created among the members through monthly days
of recollection, annual retreats, and publications.
Requirements: a self-supporting occupation, a desire
to promote Gospel values in today’s society, a willingness to commit to a celibate life, and the freedom to
live our way of life. Background: founded in 1919 in
Assisi, Italy, by Agostino Gemelli, OFM, and Armida
Barelli. Approved in 1948 as a Secular Institute of
Pontifical Rite. Established in the United States in
1953 by Fr. Stephen Hartdegen, OFM, and Barbara
Ottinger. For more information contact Charleen
Dahlin, (508) 386-1417; email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 32. Code #337.
United States Conference of Secular Institutes
(USCSI) The United States Conference of Secular
Institutes is an association of all the Secular Institutes
in the United States. Its mission is to provide education, resources, and support for member institutes,
and to assist inquirers in finding the Secular Institute
that is right for them. USCSI is committed to making known, understood, and appreciated the call to
consecrated secularity in the Catholic Church. Total
consecration to God through the evangelical counsels
of poverty, celibate chastity, and obedience is the hallmark of all Secular Institutes. Institutes are for single
women or for single men, and some are for diocesan
priests. It is the newest and fastest-growing vocation
in the Church today. For more information see www.
secularinstitutes.org. Inquirers may be helped by
writing to or talking with Kathy Tierney, Vocation
Committee, 2021 Woodcrest Road, Indianapolis, IN
46227; 317-783-4405; firstname.lastname@example.org.
grades to college; church ministry; social outreach
and justice advocacy with the poor, children, elderly,
immigrants and the homeless; and ministries of body,
mind and spirit. We sponsor Brescia University and
offer opportunities for spiritual growth and reflection
at the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat
Center. More than 400 Ursuline Associates join us
in prayer and ministry. Vocations: Contact Sister
Monica Seaton, (270) 229-4103; e-mail: vocations.
email@example.com; 8001 Cummings Road, Maple
Mount, KY 42356. Visit us at www.ursulinesmsj.org.
Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union U.S. Provinces
(O.S.U.) The Ursulines were the first religious women
in what is now the United States, arriving in New
Orleans in 1727. We have been serving God’s people
here continuously since that time. Like our foundress,
St. Angela Merici, Ursulines believe that every day
is a journey toward God. We seek to be faithful to a
daily rhythm of contemplation, community life and
ministry. We dare to confront the oppression of women
and to stand in solidarity with the poor. We fulfill our
mission in varied works by helping people recognize
and develop their gifts for the service of others. For
information, please contact: Sr. Elisa Ryan, OSU,
firstname.lastname@example.org, (314) 825-9773; backlitwithjoy.
wordpress.com; osueast.org; osucentral.org.
Visitation Sisters of Minneapolis
(V.H.M.) Four hundred years ago in
Annecy, France, the friendship of St. Jane
de Chantal and St. Francis de Sales gave
birth to an order of women religious whose primary
vow was the vow of Love. Our charism is a unique
expression of that heart-to-heart encounter between
Mary and Elizabeth. We are rooted in contemplative
prayer with a mission of non-violent presence in a
culturally rich and diverse neighborhood. All are
welcome as we pray the liturgy of the hours four times
a day, celebrate mass, and open our door to greet Jesus.
Our cloister garden is comprised of the northside of
Minneapolis. To learn more about the Visitation Sisters
of Minneapolis, our Salesian Spirituality, and opportunities to engage with us, visit us at our website: www.
visitationmonasteryminneapolis.org; on Instagram @
minne_monastery/ and Facebook at VisitationMonas-teryMpls. Contact: Sr. Katherine Mullin at katherine-
email@example.com or (612) 521-6113. LIVE+JESUS!
Wheaton Franciscans (O.S.F.) The
Wheaton Franciscans are the United
States province of an international congregation, the Franciscan Sisters,
Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We
are a community of vowed women (Sisters) and covenant (associate) women and men, whose mission is
to live the Gospel following the spirit of St. Francis
and St. Clare of Assisi, and our foundress Mother M.
Clara Pfaender. Through loving presence and service
we foster personal and community growth as we respond to the needs of the church and the times. As
Wheaton Franciscans we are committed to living
Gospel values as co-creators in the Christ mystery.
We believe that through an open and grateful heart
we are blessed and become a presence of blessing.
There are various ways of deepening a relationship
with our Community. Contact Jeanne Connolly;
firstname.lastname@example.org; 26W171 Roosevelt Rd.,
Wheaton, IL 60187-0667; (630) 909-6600. We invite you to learn more about us on our website at
www.wheatonfranciscan.org. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WheatonFranciscans/.