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Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart (M.H.S.H.) Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart are vowed sisters and
lay missioners who strive to bring the love of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus to all. Founded in Baltimore in 1890, we
have 45 sisters as well as lay missioners serving across
the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.
Rooted in a spirituality of finding God in all persons
and events, Mission Helpers reach out in loving service
wherever there is need, especially on the margins. Sisters serve in any apostolic endeavors to which they feel
called. Currently, our sisters work in parishes (religious
education, pastoral administration, etc.); spiritual direction; university education; social work; counseling;
healthcare chaplaincy; and administrative positions in
dioceses and other religious organizations. In whatever
ministry we serve, we strive to “touch hearts and change
lives.” We welcome inquiries about vowed life (women)
and lay missioners (men and women). Inquiries from
older persons welcome. Contact: Sr. Marilyn Dunphy,
M.H.S.H. at 617-974-5010 or Sr. Susan Engel, M.H.S.H.
at 443-824-6170. Or email vocations@missionhelpers.
org or visit www.missionhelpers.org.
Missionary Daughters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (M.N.) We are an international congregation
founded by Fr. Josep Manyanet in Spain in 1874. Our
charism is to follow and proclaim Christ in the mystery
of Nazareth. We are contemplatives in action: Our life in
mission integrates prayer, community life and ministry.
Present in 10 countries (Spain, Italy, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela, Indonesia,
and Australia) across five continents, our mission is to
form Christian families in the model of the Holy Family,
especially through education of the mind and heart of
children and youth. The Congregation has developed a
strong educational project that recognizes the multiple
intelligences of students and helps them be the protagonists of their own learning so that they can develop
competencies to thrive and transform the world. If
you feel that God calls you to this mission and community: Call us! Or contact us to know how to share
your gifts as a missionary. Sr. Monika Horch, MFSFN;
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus (M.S.C.) As Missionaries, we
go out of ourselves to encounter others
by, in the words Pope Francis, “being
close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with
the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and
the outcast.” We are Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus—passionate and bold in responding to the
most urgent needs of our world. Our works include
healthcare for the poor and uninsured, elder care,
education, low-income housing, advocacy for immigrants and persons who are trafficked, faith formation
and human promotion. We are in 15 countries around
the world. We are vowed sisters, lay missionaries,
volunteers and many others who collaborate in our
works—all seeking to be a creative and compassionate
expression of Christ’s love in the world. Come. Join
us. For more information on how to share your gifts
as a missionary please visit our website, www.moth-
ercabrini.org. MSC Vocation Director, 610 King of
Prussia Rd., The Cottage, Radnor, PA 19087; Phone:
610-902-1039; email: mscvocations@mothercabrini.
org and/or Sr. Antonia Plata, M.S.C.; email: tonipla25@
yahoo.com. Se habla Espanol.
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Nazareth Hermitage, Springfield, MO We are a
grouping of diocesan hermits on 200 acres of hard-
wood forest, hills and hollows, in Southern Missouri.
We are neighbors with a Trappist Monastery, within
a few miles. We each have a hermitage chapel with
the Blessed Sacrament reserved. We also have a com-
mon chapel and library. We gather for daily Mass.
There is a morning work period. There is ample time
for hobbies, artforms, and crafts in one’s hermitage.
Personal internet use on a cellphone, for constructive
purposes, and faith sharing is cautiously permitted.
The initial observership for approved candidates is
for up to three months, with three or more additional
years until vows. Our guidelines are approved by our
local bishop. Our approved hermit candidate (male
or female) possesses a deep faith/eschatological vision
and appreciates the primacy of prayer in a simple,
Christian life. Significant experience in religious life
is necessary, with possible exceptions. Contact info:
Nazareth Hermitage, Attn: Sr. Margaret Bourgeois,
Route 5, Box 1122, Ava, MO. 65608; 417-683-2401;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Olivetan Benedictine Sisters,
(O.S.B.) As a monastic community, the
Olivetan Benedictines of Jonesboro, AR,
love the Church and seek to serve her in
fidelity to the Church’s Magisterium. Our mission is the
same today as it was 130 years ago when we first came
to Arkansas: serving those in need. “Ora et Labora”
(Pray and Work) is the motto of the Benedictine Order,
so prayer comes first in the life of our Sisters. Our life
of prayer finds its highest expression in the Mass and in
the daily recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours. In our
work, we serve the needs of the people in many different
capacities, such as teaching, pastoral care in our
hospital, parish work, and prison ministry. We witness
to our consecration by wearing a distinctive habit, and
look to the Virgin Mary as our model and mother,
wearing white in her honor. Contact: hacvocations@
yahoo.com; 870-273-6872; website: www.olivben.org.
Order of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of
Jesus and Mary (O.S.I.H.) We are a Eucharistic,
Marian and contemplative community consisting of
priests, brothers, and sisters, who are consecrated to
the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of
Mary and wear a full habit. In addition to Holy Mass
our daily schedule includes: 15 decade Rosary ( 20
on Thursday), Divine Mercy Chaplet, Liturgy of the
Hours, and time for silent adoration, before Our Lord
Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. After
being filled with the love and mercy of Our Savior, we
go forth to be His reflection to others through various
corporal works of mercy. Please contact our Vocation
Director at 740-946-9000 or email: twohearts1@
mac.com, after seeing the requirements listed on our
website at heartsofjesusandmary.org.
Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate (P.V.M.I.) We
are contemplative-missionary sisters, founded in New
York City in 1920 by Mother Mary Teresa Tallon. Our
apostolate of evangelization, religious education and
social service assistance is fired by a life of Eucharistic prayer and adoration and love for Jesus and His
Church. Mary’s Visitation to Elizabeth, and Jesus the
Good Shepherd, inspire us as we visit parish families
or catechize children, youth, and adults. We seek especially to befriend and spiritually assist careless and
alienated Catholics while guiding and encouraging
Catholic family life. To learn more about us, see our
website at parishvisitorsisters.org, or contact Sr. Dolores Marie, Vocation Director, P.O. Box 658, Monroe,
NY 10949-0658; 845-783-2251; email@example.com.
Passionist Nuns (C.P.), Ellisville, MO Brides
of the Crucified. Giving Him everything through
Religious vows. A spirit of poverty, solitude, prayer
and community builds a relationship with Jesus of
worshipful love. We love for those who don’t; pray for
those who won’t. Thus do we serve God, the Church,
the World. Loyal to the Holy Father. We pray the
Liturgy of Hours, daily Holy Mass and Rosary, coming
before the Blessed Sacrament at least seven times daily
keeps us attuned to the beatings of the Sacred Heart.
Looking for something to fill the emptiness in life?
Passionist Nuns, 15700 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO
63011-2300; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Poor Clare Nuns (O. S.C.), Cincinnati, OH As Poor
Clare Contemplative Nuns, our mission is to pray for
the needs of the Church the World and all people. Our
life of prayer is shaped by our daily celebration of the
Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours, and our day
unfolds in a rhythm of personal prayer, communal
prayer, community work, study, recreation, and rest.
If you feel called or attracted to the contemplative
life and to Franciscan spirituality, we invite you to
visit our website poorclarescincinnati.org, facebook
page Poor Clares Cincinnati, or contact our vocation
director at email@example.com. Among
the other gifts that we have received and do daily receive
from our benefactor, the Father of mercies, and for which
we must express the deepest thanks to the glorious Father
of Christ, there is our vocation. . . Recognize your vocation.—The Testament of Clare (TestCl 2-4).
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