high school; parish and hospital ministry; hospitality. Work is tailored to the talents, abilities and
interests of each monk that God may be glorified in
all things. Men, ages 21-45, interested in a stable,
community life of prayer and work, are invited
to inquire and visit to experience first-hand what
monastic life is all about. Don’t hesitate. Now is
the acceptable time to contact Abbot Philip Davey,
O.S.B., St. Bede Abbey, 24 West US Highway 6,
Peru, IL 61354; 815-250-0341; email: frphilip@
st-bede.com; website: www.stbedeabbey.org.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Pine City, NY—
Mount Saviour Monastery Mount Saviour is
a community of monks who are seeking God
together through an ever increasing openness to
the guidance of the Holy Spirit. That “in all things
God may be glorified” we strive to witness to God´s
presence in the world by living a simple, genuine
and full monastic life through a harmonious balance of prayer, study, work, hospitality, and leisure.
We support ourselves by work within the enclosure of the monastery. Our location is rural and
picturesque and provides a peaceful environment
that encourages us to listen for the voice of God.
To men who believe seeking God to be primary in
their lives, come join our family. Live-in experience possible. For more information, to arrange a
visit, or for a free copy of our documentary “The
Everyday,” contact our Vocation Director at Mount
Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City,
NY 14871; 607-734-1688; vocations@msaviour.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Richmond, VA—Mary Mother of the
Church Abbey We are a vibrant monastic community of monks, Brothers
and Priests, seeking God in the spirit of the Rule of
St. Benedict as expressed through our prayerful
Liturgy and the work of our ministries. Coming to
the historical Richmond, Virginia in 1860, the
monks are dedicated to a life of prayer, simplicity,
pastoral work in the local diocese, social outreach,
retreats, and education ministry through the Benedictine College Preparatory, an all-boys military
high school. We pray together five times a day,
including the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, as
well as daily Holy Hour. The monks dine and
recreate as a community. Please consider visiting
us any time of the year to experience our life of
prayer and service to the local community. We are
excited to hear from you. Contact our Vocation
Director, Fr. John Mary Lugemwa, O.S.B.; voca-
firstname.lastname@example.org; 804-708-9653; 12829
River Road, Richmond, VA 23238; www.Rich-
See ad on page 103. Code #507.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint Benedict,
LA—Saint Joseph Abbey St. Joseph Abbey is a
Benedictine Monastery located in St. Benedict,
LA, just north of New Orleans. Currently the community has 29 members and has as its ministry the
administration of St. Joseph Seminary College,
as well as a parish, a retreat center, a woodworks
industry, and a bakery in which the abbey provides
bread for various social service agencies in the
area. St. Joseph Abbey lives the Rule of St. Benedict
by its daily commitment to the twofold aspect of
Benedictine life: ora et labora (prayer and work).
Contact Fr. Ephrem Arcement, O. S. B.; 75376 River
Road, St. Benedict, LA 70457; 985-892-1800 ext.
1301; email: email@example.com; website: saint-
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint
Benedict, OR—Mount Angel Abbey Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon, is a community of 60
priests and brothers, living and working together
according to the Rule of St. Benedict. We are pastors,
scholars, teachers, artists, artisans, and skilled and
unskilled laborers. We range in age from 19 to 89
years old with 20 men in monastic and priestly formation. Our primary apostolate is the monastic life of
prayer and work. Since 1889 we have operated Mount
Angel Seminary; the largest College and Graduate
Seminary in the Western United States training men
for the diocesan and religious priesthood. Our Abbey
Library is a world-class architectural structure with
an outstanding collection available to our monks,
students, and the general public. Our guesthouse
hosts and sponsors retreats for groups and individuals. Complimentary Monastic Discernment Retreats
are held quarterly. Contact Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B.,
Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Drive, Saint Benedict,
OR 97373; 503-845-3123; email: Odo.Recker@
mtangel.edu; website: www.mountangelabbey.org.
See our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 36. Code #365.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Saint
Meinrad, IN—Saint Meinrad Archabbey Saint Meinrad Archabbey is a Roman Catholic monastery located in
rural southern Indiana. Monks live a common life
of shared work and prayer, according to the Rule of
St. Benedict, and serve the Church through their
prayer five times a day including daily Eucharist,
and their works of education (Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology), retreat ministry and
hospitality, pastoral assistance to local parishes, and
the ownership and operation of Abbey Caskets.
Saint Meinrad is a spiritual center for many people
of faith and is known for its beautiful liturgy and its
service to the local and broader Church. A formal
come-and-see experience, “A Monastic Observance,” is scheduled each year, December 27-Jan. 1,
and personal visits can be arranged for almost any
time of the year. For more information or to inquire
about visiting, contact: Office of Monastery Vocations, 100 Hill Drive, Saint Meinrad, IN 47577;
812-357-6318; email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Brothers of Christian Instruction (F.I.C.) Our
community of Brothers was founded to “make
Jesus Christ known” according to Fathers John de
La Mennais and Gabriel Deshayes who established
the congregation at Saint Brieuc, Brittany, France in
1819. Today, with nearly 900 members in 24 countries, the Brothers’ educational mission is primarily
as teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators in Catholic high schools and colleges. Brothers
may also minister as retreat directors, spiritual
directors and counselors, pastoral associates, and
in foreign missions, especially in East Africa, Japan,
and the Philippines. In the United States Brothers
are called to live a simple, prayerful, community
lifestyle in Alfred, ME, and at Walsh University,
North Canton, OH. Single, Catholic men seeking
to become Brothers and those interested in Associate membership should contact: Bro. Albert
Heinrich, P.O. Box 159, Alfred, ME 04002; 207-
324-6612; email: email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 42. Code #206.
The Brothers of the Christian Schools
(F.S.C. Fratres Scholarum Christi-
anarum) As Brothers of the Christian
Schools (De La Salle Christian Broth-
ers) we are passionate about our mission of provid-
ing a human and Christian education to the young,
especially those on the margins. Together in com-
munity, we live out the Gospel and our Lasallian
charism as elementary, middle, and secondary
school teachers, university professors, counselors,
missionaries, social workers, youth ministers, cam-
pus ministers, administrators, and retreat directors.
Internationally, we are the largest group of lay reli-
gious men in the Catholic Church dedicated exclu-
sively to the ministry of education with some 4,000
Brothers serving in 80 countries. In the United States
and Canada, our ministries include 7 colleges/uni-
versities, 52 high schools, 15 middle schools, and
23 educational centers. St. John Baptist de La Salle
(1651-1719), who is Patron Saint of Teachers, is the
Founder of the Brothers. We invite faith-filled, en-
ergetic, generous, and committed men to discern
with us. Vocation Director, Christian Brothers
Conference, McCormick Pavilion at Theological
College, 415 Michigan, NE, Suite 300, Washington,
D.C. 20017; 202-529-0047; email: info@brothers-
vocation.org; website: www.brothersvocation.org.
See ad on page 4. Code #100.
Brothers of the Sacred Heart
(S.C.) The Brothers of the Sacred Heart were
founded in 1821 by Father André Coindre, a
French priest who responded to the needs of marginalized youth. Today, the Brothers of the Sacred
Heart shape the lives of youth with the love of
Christ in 32 countries. As Brothers, we live in community and gather together daily for prayer, for
Eucharist, to share experiences, and to support one
another. As Brothers we contribute to the evangelization of the world particularly through the education of youth. In the U. S., we minister in schools,
parishes, college campuses, and literacy centers.
As Brothers we imitate Jesus who proclaimed
Himself as Brother to all. If you would like to
change the world by making a difference in the
lives of young people, please contact Bro. Ronald
Hingle, firstname.lastname@example.org; 504-913-0005 or
Bro. Mike Migacz, email@example.com;
732-718-8559; BrothersoftheSacredHeart.org. See
our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 16. Code #203.
Capuchin Franciscan Friars (O.F. M.
Cap.) The Capuchins are a distinctive
Order within the Franciscan family.
They are an evangelical brotherhood of
men who preach, serve the physically and spiritually poor, teach, administer the sacraments, cook,
and counsel in various settings in North America.
Some friars are also missionaries in Africa, Asia,
Central America, and the South Pacific. There are
approximately 11,000 Capuchin friars worldwide,
with about 800 of those living within nine provinces throughout Canada and the U.S. For more
information contact the Capuchin Vocation Office
nearest you. Western America: P.O. Box 618,
Solvang, CA 93464-0618, 805-686-4127, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.
beafriar.com. Mid-America: 303-477-5436, email:
email@example.com, website: www.capu-
chins.org. Pennsylvania: 888-263-6227, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.capuchin.
com. Midwest USA: 773-475-6206, email: voca-
email@example.com, website: www.ca-
puchinfranciscans.org. New York/New England:
845-642-1025, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
website: www.capuchin.org/vocations. New Jersey/
Southeast USA: 201-863-3871, email: capuchin-
email@example.com, website: www.capuchinfriars.org.
See our online ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
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