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Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother Third
Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi
(S.S.M.) We are an international, multicultural 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 10 countries: the U.S. (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, becomingas-
ister.org. See our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
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
to God for His greater honor and glory and
the salvation of souls? Come and see if God may be calling you to be an O.S.F. 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 O.S.F. HealthCare. No need to be a nurse.
Our sisters serve the sick in many different ways, bringing them healing in order to dra w them closer to Christ.
We are actively striving to transform healthcare 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; email: vocation.
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: FranciscanSistersPeo-
ria.org; Facebook: OSFsisters; Twitter: @osfsisters.
See ad on page 18. Code #081.
Sisters of Transfiguration Hermitage We
are a monastic, contemplative community,
following the Rule of St. 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
evening. 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 tradition, 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
Road, Windsor, ME 04363; 207-445-8031; benedic-
Society of the Holy Child Jesus—American Prov-
ince (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 min-
istries. Since the Society´s founding in 1846, education
has been at the heart of our mission. In the United
States, the Society sponsors 14 schools, including
Rosemont College, and several spiritual, healing, and
social justice ministries. Holy Child Sisters serve on
four continents. For more information, please contact:
Sr. Anita Quigley, S.H.C.J.; 1341 Montgomery Avenue,
Rosemont, PA 19010; 610-626-1400, ext. 304; email:
email@example.com. Visit our website at www.shcj.org/
american. See our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 45. Code #172.
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 two
years of college or work experience and desire our way
of life, please contact Sr. Suzanne; email: vocationdirec-
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.redwoodsabbey.
org; blog: www.redwoodsabbey.blogspot.com; or write,
Vocation Director, Redwoods Monastery, 18104 Brice-land-Thorn Rd., Whitehorn, CA 95589; 707-986-7419.
See our online 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 bet ween 20 and 40 may apply.
We are located at 300 Arnold Street, Wrentham, MA
02093. Please contact Sr. Katie McNamara, O.C.S.O.;
email: email@example.com; website: www.msmab-
bey.org. See our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville (O.S.U.) Founded in
1858, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville strive to live
the charism of St. Angela Merici: a contemplative
love of God and a resulting openness and eagerness
to serve the needs of others. Our vowed life is sustained by prayer and community as we change with
the times striving to meet the needs around us. Our
ministries include teaching on all levels, parish ministry, social justice, working with the poor and the
elderly, ministry to women and children and a variety of others. We serve in Kentucky, Nebraska, Iowa,
and have a mission in Peru. We also sponsor Sacred
Heart Schools located on our scenic campus in suburban Louisville. We offer opportunities for spiritual
development through the Angela Merici Center and
the Associate Program. Vocation Ministry, 3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206; 502-896-3914;
Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph
(O.S.U.) We are Ursuline Sisters
proclaiming Jesus through education and
values of Prayer, Service, Empowerment, Justice, and
Contemplative Presence, in the spirit of our founder,
Saint Angela Merici. We minister in Kentucky,
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana, New
Mexico, Washington, D.C., and Chile, South America.
Our focus is in four areas: education, from primary
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 Sr. Monica
Seaton, O.S.U., 270-229-4103; email: vocations.msj@
maplemount.org; 8001 Cummings Road, Maple
Mount, K Y 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. Please contact: Sr.
Elisa Ryan, O.S.U., firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-825-9773.
Or learn more at our blog backlitwithjoy.wordpress.com
and websites: 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 bet ween Mary and Elizabeth. We are rooted in contemplative prayer with a
mission of nonviolent 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 north side 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.visitationmonas-
teryminneapolis.org; on Instagram @minne_monas-tery/ and Facebook.com/VisitationMonasteryMpls.
Contact: Sr. Katherine Mullin, V.H.M. at katherinefmul-
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, as
co-creators in the Christ mystery. Through loving presence and service, we foster personal and community
growth as we respond to the needs of the church and the
times. 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. We invite you to learn more about us
on our website and follow us on Facebook.