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works. Is Jesus calling you? Do not be afraid to come
and serve Him. Mother Dorota; s.dorotab@gmail.
com; 1000 Cropwell Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003;
See ad on page 57. Code #432.
Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary
(L.S.J. M.) The Little Sisters of Jesus and
Mary are an active-contemplative community of religious women called to meet
Christ in the poor, in one another, in the created world,
and in the Eucharist. Embracing the spirituality of
Charles de Foucauld, our mission is to Cry the Gospel
with our lives. We live in community. Daily Eucharist,
morning and evening prayer, adoration, service, and
hospitality are hallmarks of our life. Our apostolate
includes a crisis center for the poor, a soup kitchen, a
residential program for homeless men, a representative
payee program, and a good neighbor program. We were
founded in 1974 by Sr. Mary Elizabeth Gintling who
described our community as women “loving God together,” and as “wounded people healing wounded
people.” Please contact: Sr. Marilyn Bouchard, L.S.J.M.,
P.O. Box 1755, Salisbury, MD 21802; 410-543-1645;
firstname.lastname@example.org; www.thejosephhouse.org. See our
online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 11. Code #361.
Little Sisters of the Poor (l.s.p.) We are an international congregation living the Beatitudes in a spirit of
joyful simplicity. Continuing the work of our foundress,
St. Jeanne Jugan, our mission is to offer the neediest
elderly of every race and religion a home where they will
be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. In
addition to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience,
we make a fourth vow of hospitality, through which we
consecrate our lives uniquely to the aged poor. Through
our vocation we wish to give quiet witness to the humility and merciful love of Christ and to the dignity of every
human life. The Association Jeanne Jugan is comprised of
Catholic lay men and women who share in our spirit and
mission. Visit our website: www.littlesistersofthepoor.org
or contact us at 4200 Harewood Road, NE, Washington,
DC 20017; email: email@example.com. See
our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 111. Code #041.
Marianist Sisters, Daughters of Mary Immaculate
(F.M.I.) As Marianist Sisters, we continue the mission
of Mary—to nurture Christ’s life in our world. We are
inspired by our foundress Blessed Adèle de Batz de Tren-quelleon’s spirit of steadfast faith, boundless hope, and
willingness to risk. Committed to be women of contemplation and action, we find support and encouragement
for our mission in community life and prayer. Founded
in France in 1816, the Marianist Sisters minister in 16
countries across the globe in education, pastoral ministry,
social justice work, and a variety of other professions—
taking seriously Mary’s words to the servants at Cana,
“Do whatever he tells you.” Often we serve alongside
Marianist brothers and priests, a natural outgrowth of our
shared heritage. Together with the Marianist Family, we
are building a world and a Church that includes all. We
hope you’ll consider this invitation to join us in Mary’s
mission of bringing Christ to the world! Vocation Office:
Sr. Nicole Trahan, F.M.I., 30 Sawmill Road, Dayton, OH,
45409; 937-902-6377; firstname.lastname@example.org. See our
online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 42. Code #105.
Maryknoll Sisters (M.M.) We are women
religious missioners, called to a life commit-
ment to cross cultural mission. Rooted in the
Gospel of Jesus, we serve the poor, the mar-
ginalized, and the oppressed in Asia, Africa, and the
Americas. We move beyond boundaries of culture, race,
socioeconomic status, and faith traditions, to make
God´s love and compassion both known and experi-
enced, through our lives. We serve in many capacities,
according to our personal gifts and professional skills,
as well as the needs of the people, with whom we live.
As a multicultural community, we network with many
organizations, in working for world peace, healing,
justice, inter-religious dialogue, and the care of creation.
You can also make a difference in this world! Join us to
make God´s love visible through a life commitment to
global mission and prayer, lived in community. Contact:
Maryknoll Sisters Vocation Team, Sr. Maureen Hana-
hoe., M.M., Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 311, Maryknoll,
NY 10545-0311; 914-941-7575 ext. 5612; email: voca-
email@example.com. Our website: www.maryknollsis-
See ads on pages 29, 117. Code #479 & #018.
Maryvale Sisters (C.L.H.C.) [Congregation of Our
Lady, Help of the Clergy] Located in Vale, NC, we
are a small women’s religious community dedicated
to living the Spirit of the Gospel by seeing Christ
in everyone we meet. Our motto, “For me to live is
Christ” allows us to minister to all people. Our day-care school invites all children, regardless of race or
religion, to apply; we teach Christ to those in faith
formation, some of whom have never heard of Him.
Our food bank helps us feed those who are hungry,
in Christ’s name. Our spiritual counseling gives us
the opportunity to help those who have lost sight of
Christ. Our daily worship of the Liturgy of the Hours
and meditation sustains us to live our vows. We have
a small farm that helps us supplement our income.
To learn more about the Maryvale Sisters, please contact Sr. Mary Francis, 2522 June Bug Road, Vale, NC
28168; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Mission Sisters
(M.M.S.) Medical Mission Sisters are
women full of passion …for wholeness,
for justice, for life. Like our Foundress,
Dr. Anna Dengel, M.D., “it eats us up” when individuals and communities are denied the resources and
opportunities they need to live as human beings. In
our broken, wounded world, Medical Mission Sisters
are called to live as a healing presence. We try to bring
about a world where all live in harmony and no one
is in want. We try to live as Jesus did, with care and
compassion for all. Our 600 Sisters and 100 Associates
partner with others in 17 nations today to help build
one world where the gifts of all people, all cultures, all
creation are affirmed and celebrated. If you would like
more information about our special call in the Church,
please contact: M.M.S .Vocation Director at vocation@
medicalmissionsisters.org. We also invite you to visit
our website: www.medicalmissionsisters.org.
See ad on page 139. Code #042.
Medical Missionaries of Mary (M.M.M.) Inspired
by our Blessed Mother’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth,
the Medical Missionaries of Mary (M.M.M.) follow her
example, bringing Christ’s healing love to those most
in need. Sustained by prayer and community life, each
sister, in self-surrender, seeks God through a life-long
commitment of poverty, celibacy, and obedience in service to the sick, poor, marginalized, and most neglected
of our world. M.M.M. is particularly drawn to those services that heal and empower women. M.M.M. currently
serve in nine African countries, Brazil, and Honduras
ministering in a variety of professional capacities, such
as midwives, nurses, doctors, social services, administrators, and pastoral ministries. The sisters strive to identify,
respect, and affirm cultural differences and wisdom with
particular regard to health and healing. Primary healthcare, in continuous dialogue with the local people, is
an M.M.M. priority. Contact: Sr. Nina Underwood, 179
Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143; 617-666-3223;
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters (SSpS) As an interna-tional/intercultural religious missionary community, we
are called to share the Good News of Jesus and witness to
the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the world.
Called by the Spirit, we are sent to peoples of diverse
cultures, religions, and social/ethnic backgrounds. Wherever possible, we live in international and intercultural
communities. We participate in the mission of Jesus
through education, healthcare, parish ministry, retreat
work, spiritual direction, counseling, and social services.
In our ministry, we pay special attention to women
and children who are pushed to the margins of society.
Contact: Sr. Aprilia Untarto, SSpS; email: sspsvocation@
ssps-us.org; 847-571-4350; www.ssps-usa.org.
See ad on page 112. Code #127.
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(I.B.V.M.) [Loretto/Loreto Sisters] IBVM
Sisters are an apostolic community of
Catholic women who discern and embrace
God´s desire in today´s changing and challenging times.
We live our Ignatian spirituality—contemplative in action—so cherished by our founder, Mary Ward, who in
1609 believed that “women in time to come would do
great things.” We believe that women have great gifts to
offer in promoting freedom, justice and sincerity within
church and society. We are present in 26 countries across
six continents. We serve in educational, pastoral, and
social ministries as parish ministers, religious education
directors, teachers, spiritual directors, counselors, campus ministers, caregivers to women in need, and ministries among immigrants. With single-hearted love we
hold ourselves open and ready to undertake whatever is
for the greater glory of God and the good of those we
serve. Contact Sr. Claire Vandborg, IBVM; 630-868-2904;
email: email@example.com. Visit us at www.ibvm.us.
Little Company of Mary Sisters
(L.C. M.) We are an international congregation named for the little group of faithful
followers who remained in the company of
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, at the foot of the Cross. Upon
founding the L.C.M. Sisters in Nottingham, England in
1877, Venerable Mary Potter dedicated her community
to the Maternal Heart of Mary. We bear witness to the
healing presence of Jesus through our spiritual and
physical care of the poor, sick, suffering, and dying in
our midst, and by constant prayer for the sick and dying
of the world. We welcome single women, ages 21 to 45,
of diverse cultures, talents, and life experiences who
have the health and desire to follow Jesus in gospel
living as consecrated women. Contact: Sr. Sharon Ann
Walsh, L.C.M., or Suzanne Petrouski, 708-229-5095,
American Province LCM Sisters, 9350 South California
Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805; email: vocations@
lcmh.org; website: www.lcmsisters.org. See our online
ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 19. Code #039.
Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (L.S.I.C.) Since 1850 the presence of the Congregation of the Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in the Church is one of generous dedication and
self-sacrificing love—Saint John Paul II. The goal of the
Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception is:
out of an exclusive love of God and following the example of Jesus Christ, to serve our neighbors who are
most in need of spiritual and material help, especially
children, the poor, and the sick. In simplicity and love
we give proof of this by: • A Christian upbringing in
preschools, schools, children’s homes, youth activities
• Religious education and parish work • Caring for the
poor, the sick, and the elderly • Serving in hospitals,
assisted living, and nursing homes • Other apostolic