the monastery following the Rule of St. Benedict,
leading a life of solitude and silence, prayer and penance, in a joyful spirit of faith. We support ourselves
by the common work baking Monks’ Bread. Guests
are received for quiet, private retreats at the retreat
house. The monastic day begins with vigils at 2: 25
a.m. and ends with compline at 6: 40 p.m. Throughout the day there is a good balance between prayer,
reading, and work, all lived in fraternal love and
support. Contact: Br. M. Anthony Weber, O.C. S.O.,
Vocation Director, Abbey of the Genesee, Piffard,
N Y 14533; 585-243-0660 ext. 19; Anthony Weber@
GeneseeAbbey.org; www.GeneseeAbbey.org. See our
online ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Trappist,
KY—Abbey of Gethsemani Our monastery is a
school of the Lord’s service where Christ is formed
in the hearts of the brothers through the liturgy, the
abbot’s teaching, and the fraternal way of life. The
monk expresses this love by his desire to share life
together at the heart of the Church and to grow into
Christ through prayer, work, and sacred reading
every day. Located in the beautiful knob country of
central Kentucky, we Trappists have lived, prayed,
and worked in this house of the Lord for over 165
years. Our mission is the praise of God’s goodness
and the proclamation of the Kingdom’s nearness.
Living in solitude and silence, the monk aspires
to that interior quiet in which wisdom is born.
The vows of obedience, stability, and fidelity to the
monastic way of life provide our structure, support,
and encouragement to persevere in the journey, in
the work, in the search. Men between the ages of 22
and 50 may apply. For more information contact Fr.
Anton Rusnak, Abbey of Gethsemani, 3642 Monks
Road, Trappist KY 40051; 502-549-4116; email:
email@example.com; website: www.monks.org.
See our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Vina,
CA—Abbey of New Clairvaux Our Lord
Jesus came to bring us the Fullness of Life. The
Cistercian (Trappists) monks of New Clairvaux
Abbey aim to respond to His call in the simplest,
most direct and effective way possible! By means of
total dedication to obedience, simplicity, solitude
and silence, manual labor on our farm, the full
Divine Office, following the Rule of St. Benedict, and
the 900-year-old Cistercian Monastic tradition. It is
a life wholly directed to contemplation, drawing us
close to Jesus through Mary. Men between 22 and
40 are invited to reply and arrange a visit. Contact:
Br. Christopher, Vocation Director; Abbey of New
Clairvaux, 26240 7th Street, Vina, CA 96092; 530-
839-2161; website: www.newclairvaux.org; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; See our online ad
Trinitarians (O.SS. T.) Founded in
1198 through the vision of St. John
DeMatha, the Trinitarian priests and
brothers bring the redemptive love of
Candidates, ages 18-40, with a minimum of a high
Trappist Cistercian Monks ( O.Cist.) Ava, MO—
Assumption Abbey Our monastery is located in
the Ozark hills and hollows of southwest Missouri.
With 3,400 acres of forest, this is the ideal environment for prayer and solitude. We support ourselves by baking fruitcakes, which is quiet, prayerful work. Our call is to leave all and follow Christ
on a desert journey in a community of monks
and family brothers. Our guide is the Benedictine
monastic way in the contemplative tradition of St.
Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Merton. Our
task is to glorify God and to build up the body of
Christ by a life of contemplative and intercessory
prayer and sacrifice. We are originally Vietnamese
monks from Cistercian Abbey of THIEN-PHUOC
(Divine Grace) in Vietnam. Here we live monastic
life together with American Trappist monks and
family brothers. We welcome any man to join us
from any ethnic origin. We are flexible regarding
age and education. Contact: Br. Francis Flaherty,
O.C.S.O.; 417-683-3515; avavocations@hughes.
net; or Fr. Peter L. Vu, O.Cist.; 417-683-5110;
See ad on page 130. Code #121.
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Ber-ryville, VA—Our Lady of the Holy Cross Our
community is oriented by the Rule of St. Benedict
for monasteries, living a life of prayer, supported
by the work of our hands, serving the community
and our natural environment. We seek to know the
Lord through hospitality, sacred reading and study,
the celebration of the liturgy, and our communal
life; we seek to spread the Gospel through our
contemplative life in the Diocese of Arlington. We
cultivate priestly ministry within our Cistercian
tradition, in service to our monks and nuns; this
formation begins after solemn profession. Catholic
men over the age of 24 to age 55 are invited to
join us. A high school education is necessary and
further education is welcomed but not required.
Candidates may apply through our website: virgin-
iatrappists.org on the vocation page under the tab
“Join Us.” An inquiry form is available there that
will be directly emailed to the Vocations Director.
See our online ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Peosta,
IA—Abbey of New Melleray Founded in 1849 by
Mount Melleray Abbey in Ireland, our community
is located in the heartland of Northeastern Iowa,
12 miles from Dubuque and the Mississippi River.
We are a contemplative monastery in the Order of
Cistercians of the Strict Observance. As members
of the Cistercian family of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux in France, we are wholly
ordered to a life of prayer according to the Rule of
St. Benedict. We support our way of life by carpentry—Trappist Caskets—supplemented by income
from our 1,900 acre farm, our 1,300 acre forest,
and a Guest House for 22 retreatants and visitors.
The entire Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist
are celebrated in choir every day. For additional
information contact Fr. Stephen Verbest, O. C.S.O.,
Vocation Director. 6632 Melleray Circle, Peosta,
IA 52068; email: email@example.com or call
563-588-2319 x138; website: newmelleray.org.
See our online ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
Trappist Cistercian Monks (O.C.S.O.) Piffard,
NY—Abbey of Genesee We are a Roman Catholic
community of contemplative monks belonging to
the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, com-
monly known as Trappists. Our community is dedi-
cated to the worship of God in a hidden life within
school diploma, are considered. Vocation Office,
P.O. Box 5719, Baltimore, MD 21282-5719; 800-
486-0614 or 410-486-5171; email: vocations@
trinitarians.org; website: www.trinitarians.org.
See ad on page 132. Code #122.
V iatorians (C.S.V.) [Clerics of St. Viator] Viato-
rians are religious brothers and priests, who have
lay associates as part of the mission. The spirituality
our founder encourages us to live by is, “Adored
and loved be Jesus.” We adore and love Jesus
through prayer, providing engaging liturgy, cat-
echizing, and living communally. Our mission is to
“announce Jesus Christ and His Gospel and to build
up communities where faith is lived, deepened, and
celebrated.” We typically minister in schools and
parishes and view ourselves as catechists. We give
special attention to youth and to people who are
marginalized. The Province of Chicago includes
the U.S. and Colombia, South America. In the U. S.
we are located in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the
Diocese of Joliet, and the Diocese of Las Vegas, Ne-
vada. Our congregation is present in 13 countries
throughout the world. Contact: Br. John Eustace,
C.S.V.; 847-637-2129; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at: viatorians.com.
See ad on page 19. Code #094.
Vincentians (C.M.) [Congregation of
the Mission] Confronted by poverty
and sickness in France in the 1600´s and
the spiritual weariness caused by an
uneducated clergy in that same period, St. Vincent
de Paul committed his life to championing the
needs of the poor. Almost 400 years after founding
the Vincentians in 1625, his community of priests
and brothers continue to spread God´s message of
hope to the poor, and to train priests and laity in
service to the poor. We work in 53 international
provinces on five continents alongside other
members of the Vincentian Family. We welcome
you to join us as we follow Jesus Christ, the
evangelizer of the poor. Experience the Vincentian
charism as a priest or brother in our Congregation!
Contact us at Eastern Province: vocations@
stjohns.edu; website: cmeast.org as well as the
Western Province: email@example.com;
See ad on page 137. Code #178.
Xaverian Missionaries (S.X.) Serving
in 20 countries around the world, the
Xaverian Missionaries are an international, multicultural community of over 1,000
priests, brothers, and sisters. In the spirit of our
founder Saint Guido M. Conforti we commit ourselves to live and witness to the Good News of Jesus
Christ; the greatest gift we can share with the world;
in poverty, chastity, and obedience. We fulfill this
mission in and through community. Moved by our
passion for Christ and for humanity our mission is
directed to those who do not know Christ and
among them we choose to work with the poor. It is
our desire that our lives and our ministries may
always reflect the love of Christ. Through empowerment of local communities, education, inter-religious dialogue, healthcare, social development,
justice and peace, we facilitate the transformation
of our world into the “ONE FAMILY” our Founder
dreamed. Contact: Fr. Rocco Puopolo, s.x., 101
Summer Street, Holliston, MA 01746; 508-429-
2144; email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: www.xaverianmissionaries.org; blog: www.
xaverianmissionaries.blogspot.com/. See our online
ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 55. Code #137.
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