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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. Contact: Libby Riggs,
P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513; 574-936-9936;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
poorhandmaids.org/associates. See our online ad
at VocationNetwork.org. Code #049.
OF CONSECRATED LIFE
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, F.S., P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513;
574-936-1726; email: boverland@poorhandmaids.
org; website: www.fiatspiritus.org.See our online ad
at VocationNetwork.org. Code #049.
TrueQuest Communications provides resources
for spiritual enrichment, faith formation, and evangelization. Sign up for daily meditations at Take-
FiveForFaith.com. More at TrueQuest Web.com.
Don Bosco Volunteers (D.B.V.) are consecrated
laywomen living the Salesian spirituality of Saint
John Bosco (Don Bosco), while fully immersed in
the ordinary occupations and careers of secular so-
ciety. 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: P.O. Box
334H, Scarsdale, NY 10583-5834; seculardbv@aol.
United States Conference of Secular Institutes
(USCSI) 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; desalessecular@
gmail.com. Code #147.
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 online ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 113. Code #483.
Global Sisters Network Global Sisters Report
is an independent, nonprofit source of news and
information about Catholic sisters and the critical
issues facing the people they serve. Our network of
journalists report about their lives and works, and
sisters write commentary from their perspective.
Visit us at GlobalSistersReport.org. Follow us
social media at Facebook.com/SistersReport and
on Instagram and Twitter @SistersReport. Do you
know an interesting Catholic sister, community, or
project we should write about? Are you interested in
writing for us? Email us at info@globalsistersreport.
org. See our online ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 29. Code #476.
A Nun’s Life Ministry is an online
ministry that helps people discover and
grow in their vocation—wherever God is calling! We
are Catholic sisters who engage with a vibrant online
community around faith, vocation, and finding joy in
everyday life. We connect with people worldwide to
bring the centuries-old tradition of religious life in
areas such as prayer, community, and ministry into
conversation with the joys and challenges of everyday
life in today’s world. At aNunsLife.org, you’ll find
podcasts, blogs, videos, and livestreaming events. We
invite you to interact with us on Instagram, Twitter,
LinkedIn, and Facebook. A Nun’s Life was founded
online in 2006 by I.H.M. Sisters Maxine Kollasch and
Julie Vieira. The ministry is rooted in the belief that
each person is called by God to a vocation that benefits
the individual and world. People from 150 countries
and all walks of life engage with A Nun’s Life Ministry.
See our online ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 38. Code #574.
Compass, U.K. aims to help Roman Catholic men
and women between the ages of 20 and 35 to discern
their vocation, with a particular focus on vocation
to religious life. Compass groups meet for weekends
over the course of an academic year, during the
course of which participants have the opportunity
of praying, sharing and discussing on topics such
as discernment, vocation, prayer, ministry, and the
religious vows. There are currently two Compass
groups in England, one meets at Worth Abbey in
Sussex, and the other is mainly based in Katherine
House FCJ in Salford with one weekend at Our Lady
of Hyning Monastery, Carnforth. Both groups are
run by a male and a female religious from religious
congregations that are members of the Conference
of Religious and the board of Catholic Vocations
Projects (an independent charity) that includes
male and female religious from both apostolic and
monastic congregations. For more information visit
www.compass-points.org.uk or email compass@
National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations
(NFCRV) serves as a sign of hope in the future
of consecrated life and is dedicated to increasing
the number of women and men entering religious
communities. The Fund hopes to accomplish this
goal by: Offering financial assistance to religious
institutes so that they may accept candidates
who have student loan obligations; assisting
congregations in developing policies and resources
so that they may work effectively with those who
have educational debt; inviting contributors to
invest so that the vital legacy of religious life
continues for the Church and the world. The Fund
awards grants based on need. Any canonically
recognized religious institute with membership in
the National Religious Vocation Conference may
apply for a grant to service a candidate’s educational
debt during formation. Learn more at nfcrv.org.
See ad on page 11. Code #496.
Vocations Ireland is an association of the
Vocation Directors of the Catholic Religious
Orders in Ireland. We work to present religious
life, apostolic, missionary, and contemplative, as
a life choice that is one way of following Christ
and bringing deeper meaning and purpose to life.
Contact Director Margaret Cartwright; Vocations
Ireland, St. Mary’s, Center, Fitzwilliam House, 185-
201 Merrion Road, Dublin 4; Phone: 01 260 3707;