Adorers of the Blood of Christ
(A.S.C.) Courageous, Compassionate, and Committed. The Adorers
strive to be Christ’s reconciling presence in our world by responding to
the needs of individuals and society. Diverse in
our ministries and singular in our mission to be
a compassionate presence wherever we are,
Adorers serve as educators, justice advocates,
healthcare workers, pastoral ministers, spiritual
directors, and more. We are also an international community ministering in 24 countries.
Join us as we follow in the footsteps of our
foundress St. Maria De Mattias who believed
Christ is establishing a beautiful world, and our
mission is to participate in that work. Are you a
courageous, compassionate, committed woman?
You can make a difference as an Adorer of the
Blood of Christ. Visit www.adorers.org or call or
text our Ministry of Vocations Director Lori at
314-203-1678. See our online ads at VocationNetwork.org and DigitalVocationGuide.org.
See ad on page 41. Code #001.
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(A.S.C.J.) We were founded in Viareggio, Italy, in 1894 by Blessed Clelia
Merloni. Clelia, after a miraculous
healing, founded the community devoted to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus with the desire of making
His Love more known, loved and served. St.
Paul’s words, “The Love of Christ Impels Us!” is
the community’s motto. The Apostles, consecrated women of the Church, seek to reflect the
love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in lives of prayer,
compassion and service. We serve in education,
healthcare, pastoral ministry, social services,
human development, and missionary activity. As
an international Congregation, we serve in Italy,
Albania, Switzerland, Chile, Benin, Mozambique, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, the
Philippines, Haiti, Ireland, and the United States.
Contact: Sr. Angela Gertsema, A.S.C.J., 295
Benham St., Hamden, CT 06514; 203-889-0408;
Benedictine Nuns (O.S.B.),
Greensburg, PA, St. Emma Monastery As Benedictine nuns, our
particular monastic tradition dates
back to 1035, the founding of our motherhouse
in Germany. The praise of God in the Liturgy
of the Hours with the celebration of Holy Mass
form the structure of our day. Lectio divina,
personal prayer, love made manifest in work,
hospitality, and community living in an atmosphere of silence are key elements of our monastic life. St. Benedict offers us the faith perspective that the tools of the monastery are as
sacred vessels of the altar. Our monastic life is
a life of love, lived out in service to God and
others within the monastery. St. Benedict urges
us to seek God both in others and ourselves. In
this school of the Lord’s service, we learn to
have our hearts enlarged and run in the way of
God’s commandments (Prologue, Rule of St.
Benedict). Contact us: Sr. Maria Johanna, O.S.B.,
Vocation Director, 1001 Harvey Ave., Greens-
burg, PA 15601; 724-834-3060, x137; voca-
See ad on page 23. Code #446.
Benedictine Nuns (O.S.B.), Petersham, MA,
St. Scholastica Priory Located in the heart of
the New England forest, St. Scholastica Priory
is a community of contemplative Benedictine
nuns. Following the Rule of St. Benedict, we
seek to live in God’s presence through lives
wholly dedicated to prayer. The monastery,
the “school of the Lord’s service,” is organized
to facilitate this search. The Eucharist and the
seven Hours of the Divine Office prayed with
Gregorian chant, lectio divina, work and the
common life of mutual charity are the pillars of
our 1,500-year-old monastic heritage. Liturgy is
celebrated with our twin community of monks,
St. Mary’s Monastery, and our guesthouse enables us to share our life with retreatants who
seek God in their own lives. Monastic Experience weekends are offered. Women aged 18-40
are invited to contact Sr. Mary Frances Wynn,
O.S.B., Vocation Director, St. Scholastica Priory,
271 N. Main St., P.O. Box 606, Petersham, MA,
01366; firstname.lastname@example.org; 978-724-3213;
See ad on page 139. Code #482.
Benedictine Sisters/A.B.F.C. (American
Benedictine Formation Conference) Each
monastic community, though observing the
Rule of St. Benedict, is independent and self-governing. Community is the central ministry
of Benedictine monasteries. We share our lives,
our prayer, and our work as a way of blessing
the world. This common life is meant to be a
sign that “strangers can live together in love.”
Our monastic profession of obedience, stability,
and fidelity to the monastic way of life, binds
us to God, to the Church, and to one another.
A balanced, contemplative life, Benedictine
spirituality yields meaningful ministry that
addresses the needs of the modern world, e.g.
education, healthcare, pastoral ministry, social
work, spiritual direction, missionary activity.
Each monastery is unique in size, geographic
location, and in the distribution of God’s gifts.
Common to us all, is the pursuit of peace and
the search for God. www.abfconline.org/sisters.
See ad on page 55. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.),
Atchison, KS, Mount St.
Scholastica We are a community
of 110 women who seek God
through communal living and common prayer.
The Rule of St. Benedict and Sacred Scripture are
our guides as we deepen our relationship with
Jesus Christ through daily personal and
communal prayer. From this stance, our
ministry focuses on enhancing the lives of
others through prayer and service. We strive to
eliminate the root causes of injustice through
prophetic witness to Christian values, education,
and emphasis on care for all creation. Our
ministries include Sophia Center, an on-campus
spirituality center in Atchison, and Keeler
Center, which serves the urban core of Kansas
City, KS. Other sisters are engaged in health care,
social service, writing, and teaching. We invite
women between the ages 22-55 who seek more
information, to visit or contact us. Sr. Marcia
Ziska, O.S.B., 801 S. 8th St., Atchison, KS 66002-
2724, 913-360-6219; 913-370-3733 (cell);
See ad on page 55. Code #080.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Beech
Grove, IN, Our Lady of Grace
Monastery As Benedictine sisters
we seek God in community centered
on prayer, work and hospitality. Through our
monastic promises of obedience, stability and
fidelity to the monastic way of life we commit
ourselves to the lifelong process of becoming
who God calls us to be. Our life of prayer in
community flows out into service in the Church
and the world. We minister to others in the areas
of education, healthcare, pastoral ministry, retreat ministry, and spiritual direction. Through
this life of prayer and service we come to know
our deepest joy. We invite single, Catholic
women ages 20-45, who are discerning their
vocation, to come and visit us to learn more about
the Benedictine way of life. Contact: Sr. Julie
Sewell, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, Indiana 46107; 317-787-3287, x3032; vocations@
See ad on page 55. Code #362.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Bismarck, ND,
Annunciation Monastery We are a community
of 47 monastic women who seek God and care
for God’s people. Our monastery is nestled atop
a bluff overlooking the scenic Missouri River.
We value common prayer, the Eucharist, and
time alone with God. We value community life
and care for and support one another. Women of
faith, we make a vital impact on the lives of others
through our ministries and prayer. As individuals
we do whatever work best suits our talents; most
of us are involved in our sponsored ministries of
CHI St. Alexius Health (Bismarck and Garrison),
the University of Mary, our Benedictine hospitality center, and Ministry on the Margins. We are
vibrant, creative leaders in our area. We invite
you to explore joining us in an incredible journey.
Sr. Hannah Vanorny, O.S.B., 7520 University
Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504-9653; 701-425-9734;
email@example.com; www.annunciationmon-astery.org; Facebook: @annunciationmonastery.
See ad on page 55. Code #358.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Bristow, VA, St. Benedict Monastery In
the spirit of the 1,500-year-old tradition of the Benedictine Order, we
commit our lives to seeking God in community
and have served the people of Virginia for 150
years. Our monastic life is comprised of communal prayer, ministry, and sharing of our common life. Several corporate ministries address the
needs in our local church and community: education, homelessness, adult literacy, retreats, spiritual direction, counseling, and hospitality. Praying the Liturgy of the Hours, we bring the needs
of our world to God. Our live-in program offers
the possibility to live and pray within our monastic community while volunteering in one of
our ministries or working outside. We offer
Monastic Discernment Weekends frequently.
Please contact: Sr. Kathleen Persson, O.S.B.,
Saint Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall
Road, Bristow, VA 20136-1217; 804-814-2793;
firstname.lastname@example.org; www.osbva.org; Facebook: Benedictine Sisters of VA Vocations.
See ad on page 55. Code #321.
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