Alexian Brothers (C.F.A.) Alexian
Brothers is an 800-year-old lay, apostolic congregation dedicated to prayer
and serving our fellow man facing
today’s challenges. We are committed to doing
God’s work by actively providing love and
compassionate care to the marginalized among
us. Working in a variety of ministry settings,
we reach out to serve the needs of the poor,
elderly, hungry, and incarcerated as well as
those challenged by mental and physical illness. By living in community, we continue to
live a way of life through which we provide
spiritual support and work towards social
justice for those we are called to serve. Ordinary Men Leading Extraordinary Lives. Vocation Director, 600 Alexian Way, Elk Grove
Village, IL 60007; 847-264-8700; vocations@
alexian.net; www.alexianbrothers.org. See our
online ads at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 2. Code #141.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.), Mid-
west Province of Our Mother of
Good Counsel and Province of St.
Joseph, Canada The Midwest and
Canadian Provinces of the Augustinians are
composed of 75 plus brothers and priests. The
Augustinians trace their spiritual roots to St.
Augustine, a 4th/5th century Bishop and Doctor
of the Church. Augustine writes in the very
beginning of his Confessions, “You have made
us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless
until it rests in You.” Augustinian life is a shared
journey to God, a life of contemplation and action, prayer and service. Our ministries include
but are not limited to: secondary education,
parish ministry, foreign missions, and care for
the sick and elderly, hospital chaplaincies, counseling, shrine ministry and retreat ministry. We
currently minister in Illinois, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Canada, and the United Nations, in
addition to our missions in Peru. Are you considering religious life as an Augustinian priest
or brother? Vocation Director: Fr. Richie Mercado, O.S.A., Vocation Office, St. Thomas Monastery, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA
19085; 610-519-4674; firstname.lastname@example.org; augustinianvocations.org. See
our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 128. Code #596.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.), Province of St. Thomas of Villanova Our
province consists of 150 plus friars
living in communities in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey,
with missions in Japan and Peru. With two
institutions of higher learning—Villanova
University and Merrimack College—two high
schools, and a number of parishes in the
Northeast, we friars are found in various ministries and settings, working with the People
of God and striving to be united in mind and
heart intent upon God, as St. Augustine challenges us. We continue to welcome men into
initial formation, as they discern a call with us
to be an Augustinian brother or priest. Contact:
Fr. Joseph Narog, O.S.A., St. Thomas Monastery, 800 East Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA
19085; 610-519-4674; vocations@augustinian.
org; augustinianvocations.org. See our online
ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 128. Code #597.
Augustinian Friars (O.S.A.),
Western Province of St. Augustine We are a small fraternity
which has grown by 16 percent in
the past six years. We are a culturally diverse
group of brothers who minister in multicultural settings. No human being is a stranger
to an Augustinian. We minister to youth at St.
Augustine High in San Diego and Villanova
Prep School in Ojai. We minister in three parishes in California and in hospitals in Los Angeles and Medford, Oregon. We serve the
poor in Tijuana, Mexico, where we conduct
an orphanage. We enjoy pioneering efforts
and in the past have established a high school
in California’s Central Valley, a retreat center
in Oregon, and low income housing for families in south San Diego. Contact: Fr. Tom
Whelan, O.S.A., 108 Cole St., San Francisco,
CA 94117-1116; 415-387-3626; osacole@
pacbell.net; californiaaugustinians.org; augustinianvocations.org; See our online ad at
See ad on page 128. Code #598.
Augustinians of the Assumption
(A. A.) As Assumptionists, our passion is to bring about the Kingdom
of God, within us and around us.
We’re a global religious congregation of religious priests and brothers founded in 1845 in
Nimes, France by Father Emmanuel d’Alzon.
Our love of God and of humanity continue to
spur us to go wherever God is threatened in
humanity and humanity is threatened as image
of God. The Gospel is our inspiration as we seek
to respond to the needs of the times. Our food
is the Word of God read, contemplated, and
celebrated. “Prayer opens us to God’s action, it
is the ever refreshing fountain of our apostolic
action.” We embrace the Rule of St. Augustine
and integrate its elements into our apostolic
life. As our founder never limited us to one
particular ministry, ours is a mission without
borders, fostering education in all its forms.
Contact: Fr. Ronald Sibugan, A.A., Emmanuel
House, 512 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609;
508-215-9541; email@example.com; as-sumptionists.us/vocations.
Barnabite Fathers and Brothers
(C.R.S.P.), Clerics Regular of St.
Paul The Barnabite Fathers, the
Clerics Regular of St. Paul, inspired
to follow the spirit of St. Paul by their founder,
St. Anthony M. Zaccaria, profess solemnly the
vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and live
in communities that, from our beginnings in
1530, have been characterized by an intense life
of interior renewal, centered on Christ Crucified
and on the Eucharist, by a remarkable commu-
nal spirit, and dedication to spiritual renewal
whose true purpose is the genuine honor of
Christ, availability to one’s neighbor, and pro-
found humility. We serve in the United States,
Canada, Asia, Europe, and South America in a
variety of ministries, including Spiritual Cen-
ters; parishes; Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, NY;
education; and the missions. For information
see www.barnabites.com or contact: Fr. Peter M.
Calabrese, C.R.S.P., P.O. Box 167, Youngstown,
NY 14174-0167; 716-754-7489; BarnabitesU-
SA@fatimashrine.com. See our online ad at
See ad on page 112. Code #254.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Collegeville, MN, Saint John’s Abbey Saint John’s Abbey is a Catholic
Benedictine monastery of 120+
monks living, praying, and working together
amid 2,900 acres of woods, lakes, and prairies
in central Minnesota. Our apostolates include:
parish ministry, chaplaincies, guesthouse,
spiritual retreats, woodworking, Saint John’s
Preparatory School, Saint John’s University, the
graduate School of Theology and Seminary, the
Liturgical Press, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, and more. A monk of Saint John’s
lives a life steeped in the rhythm of prayer, work,
and community according to the Rule of St.
Benedict. This includes both private and community prayer, lectio divina, daily Eucharist,
daily work, community meals, and fellowship
together. Preferred age for monastic candidates:
23-43. Education: high-school diploma, minimum. Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer, O.S.B., Vocation Director, Saint John’s Abbey, Box 2015,
Collegeville, MN 56321; 320-363-2548; firstname.lastname@example.org; abbeyvocations.com. See our
online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 135. Code #132.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Morristown, NJ, Saint Mary’s Abbey Maybe
your place in God’s plan is our place,
Saint Mary’s Abbey at Delbarton. Located
in the hills of Morris County, NJ, our community of 45 monks seeks God by personal and
communal prayer, and a variety of ministries.
We are teachers and administrators at a preparatory school for boys and preachers and counselors at our retreat center. We serve as chaplains
at local colleges and pastors in area parishes. We
invite men (ages 20-45, college graduate or
equivalent in life experience) to share our vision. Check our website for up-to-date vocation
and discernment retreat information. Vocation
Director, 230 Mendham Road, Morristown, New
Jersey 07960-4899; 973-538-3231, x2111; email@example.com; www.saintmarysabbey.org
or www.osbmonks.org. See our online ad at
See ad on page 141. Code #088.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.), Newark, NJ,
Newark Abbey What are Monks doing in the
city? The Benedictine Monks of Newark Abbey
have been in the center of Newark, New Jersey
since 1857. Living in community according
to the Rule of St. Benedict, we follow a daily
schedule that balances prayer and work. We
serve the people of God through our ministries
in Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School, and
Saint Mary’s Oratory. We offer assistance to
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