Brothers of the Sacred
Heart (S.C.) Keeping the
memory of Jesus alive through lives of service
to young people is what we Brothers of the
Sacred Heart are about. 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, and
college campuses. 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 us. Br. Paul Montero,
S.C.; 2225 Broussard St., Baton Rouge, LA
70808; 225-400-4985; pomontero@yahoo.
com; BrothersoftheSacredHeart.org. See our
online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 136. Code #203.
Capuchin Franciscan Friars
(O.F.M. Cap.) The Capuchins are
a distinctive Order within the Franciscan family. We 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 of our friars
are also missionaries in Africa, Asia, Central
America, and the South Pacific. Capuchin friars
number approximately 11,000 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; 805-686-4127; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.beafriar.com.
MID-AMERICA: Br. Joseph Mary Elder,
O.F.M.Cap., 3553 Wyandot St., Denver, CO
80211; 303-477-5436; email@example.com; www.capuchins.org. MIDWEST USA:
Br. Jason Graves, O.F.M.Cap., St. Clare Friary,
3407 South Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60608;
org; www.capuchinfranciscans.org. PENNSYLVA-
NIA: Fr. Rafael Anguiano-Rodriguez O.F.M.Cap.;
915 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19107; 888-263-
6227; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.capuchin.
com. NEW YORK/NEW ENGLAND: Br. Marvin
Bearis, O.F.M.Cap., 30 Gedney Park Drive;
White Plains, NY 10605; 203-382-4513; email@example.com; www.capuchin.org/voca-tions. NEW JERSE Y/SOUTHEAS T USA: Fr. Francisco
Arredondo, O.F.M.Cap., 201-866-0823; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.capuchinfriars.org.
See our online ad at DigitalVocationGuide.org.
Carmelite Friars ( O.Carm.), Pure Heart of
Mary Province During the canonization of
Saint Nuno Alvares in 2009, Pope Benedict
said, “Carmel teaches the Church how to pray.”
Pope Francis emphasized this again when
he addressed the Carmelites at their General
Chapter in 2014. Much has developed and
changed in the 800-year life of our Carmelite
fraternity, but the common thread that has
always distinguished the Carmelite way is that
our lives are defined by prayer, community, and
apostolic works. It’s a balanced way of life that
leads you closer to Christ while in service to
His Church. Two great figures in the Bible have
inspired Carmelites. Mary, the mother of Jesus,
and Elijah, the prophet of Mount Carmel, have
helped the community see how to be contem-
plative and active; prayerful and prophetic;
reflective and apostolic. Do you feel called to
Carmel? Contact: Fr. Paul Henson, O.Carm.;
email@example.com; 520-325-1537, x115;
See ad on page 129. Code #112.
Carmelite Friars ( O.Carm.), St. Elias Province As the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin
Mary of Mount Carmel in the New York Province of St. Elias, we serve the people of God in
the United States, Vietnam, and Trinidad &
Tobago. Through our prayer, community, and
service, our ancient religious order continues
the Carmelite charism started more than 800
years ago. Our ministries include parish work,
retreat work, chaplaincy, campus ministry,
counseling and spiritual direction. Please contact our vocation office and visit our website
for more information. Vocation Directors: Fr.
Francis Amodio, O.Carm., 845-344-2225 or
and Fr. Joseph Phuong Ngo, O.Carm., 845-
281-8991; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
Cistercian Monks ( O.Cist.), Monastery of
Our Lady of Grace Six miles from the Pacific
Ocean, close to Carmel, Monterey, and Santa
Cruz, California, a Cistercian monastery lies
separately in 30 acres of land, in a beautiful
valley between two low and quiet green hills.
We are a community of monks originally from
Vietnam. The Rule of St. Benedict is our lifestyle.
We go to chapel seven times a day to praise
God in the name of the Church, to pray for the
Monterey diocese and all people. We have daily
Mass, rosary and Eucharistic Adoration. We
cultivate land for vegetable and fruits; we also
raise chickens. We serve guests who come to
search for God and make retreat. We welcome
any man to join our religious community from
any ethnic origin, age, or education, to share
with us the joy of serving God in monastic
life. Contact us and come and see. Contact: Fr.
Peter Linhxuan Dat Vu, O.Cist., 1671 Pleasant
Valley Road, Aptos, CA 95003; 831-761-9659;
Clerics of St. Viator (C.S.V.) See Viatorians.
Congregation of Christian
Brothers (C.F.C.) Edmund Rice
Christian Brothers North America
Province seek to continue the mis-
sion of Blessed Edmund in the 21st century by
responding to the signs of our times and to the
needs of today’s most vulnerable members of
society. We have accepted the call to evangelize
youth within the mission of the Catholic
Church. We complete this work in various set-
tings, including Catholic schools, parishes,
healthcare, counseling, and numerous out-
reach ministries that serve the people of God
by responding to their very human needs. We
follow the example of Blessed Edmund, who
tended to the needs of the vulnerable and
nurtured the dignity of each human person.
We acknowledge the past and present good
works of our Brothers across the Province. We
pledge to continue to be of service to the
Church by being faithful to God’s revelation in
creation, the Gospel message of Jesus of Naza-
reth, and the spirit and charism of Blessed
Edmund. Edmund Rice Christian Brothers
North America, Province Center, 742 Monroe
Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Visit us at edmun-
dricebrothers.org; ercbna.org; or sites.google.
com/site/hermanoscristianos/. See our online
ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 28. Code #095.
Congregation of Holy Cross
(C.S. C.) The Congregation of Holy
Cross was founded in France in
1837 to be educators in the faith.
Blessed Basil Moreau began a community of
priests, brothers and sisters, to educate the
children of Le Mans, France, and to assist in the
diocese. In just five years, he sent six brothers
and a priest to the United States as missionaries
where they began the school in northern Indiana that eventually became the University of
Notre Dame. Currently, the priests and brothers
serve at five other institutions of higher learning: St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX), the
University of Portland (Portland, OR), King’s
College (Wilkes-Barre, PA), Stonehill College
(North Easton, MA), and Holy Cross College
(Notre Dame, IN) as well as many high schools.
Today Holy Cross religious serve in parishes,
schools, and missions in 15 countries spanning
the world. In 2010, the Congregation celebrated the canonization of Brother André Bessette,
who was known as “The Miracle Man of Montreal” and oversaw the building of St. Joseph’s
Oratory in Montreal. To learn more visit our
websites: www.holycrossvocations.org [Priests];
www.holycrossbrothers.org [Brothers]; www.
See ad on page 57. Code #097.
Congregation of St. Basil (C.S.B.) Founded
in 1822 in France by ten diocesan priests to
educate youth and prepare candidates for the
priesthood, the Basilian Fathers are inspired
by the life, teaching, and example of St. Basil
the Great. Our spirituality is best characterized by a blend of values from the diocesan
priesthood and religious life. Our primary
work is education and evangelization within
parishes, campus ministries, schools, and colleges. Guided by the vows of poverty, chastity,
and obedience, we teach and preach in imitation of Christ the Teacher. We currently serve
in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Colombia.
For more information, contact the Director of
Vocations at 416-925-4368, x239, or vocation@
See ad on page 17. Code #411.
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