merous volunteers. We serve in a variety of
ministries in 14 states, Honduras, Canada,
and St. Lucia. We partner with other religious congregations and civic organizations
to respond to those whose needs are greatest
in this country and abroad. Our strength, our
hope, and our joy flow from our commitment
to prayer, to each other, and to the people
God calls us to serve in love. To learn more
about our life, visit our website www.osfdbq.
org, social sites, Facebook @dubuquefrancis-cans; twitter @DBQFranciscans. Email Julie
Tebbe at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 563-
583-9786; or visit us in Dubuque, Iowa!
See ad on page 39. Code #193.
Franciscan Sisters of John the
Baptist (F.S.J.B.) We are a new
community, established October 2,
2006 in the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. According to the example of John the
Baptist, we dedicate ourselves to a life of
limitless humility and self-renunciation. In
this way we strive to decrease so Christ can
increase. We want our lifestyle to be one of
total trust in God. An indispensable part of our
charism is to pray daily for priests and seminarians. We commit ourselves to the service
of Christ through His brothers and sisters,
according to the needs of the Church and society under the guidance of the local Bishop.
We are open to nursing, teaching, catechesis,
and more. We are a contemplative-active community faithful to the Holy Father and to the
Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We live
a joyful and strong community life, rooted in
the Eucharist and a solid prayer life, and we
wear a religious habit. Contact: Mother M.
Vaclava Ballon, F.S.J.B., 1209 East Lake Ave.,
Peoria, IL 61616; 309-688-3500; fsjbpeoria@
yahoo.com; sistersofjohnthebaptist.org. See
our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual
Adoration (F.S.P.A.) As Franciscans
we commit ourselves to promoting
sustainability, seeking peace and justice
for all, and inviting new members to join us
on our Franciscan journey. The Franciscan
Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are rooted in
adoration. This Eucharistic Adoration is the
essence of who we are and what we do. Today
our sisters, affiliates, and prayer partners live
a spirituality of loving presence in mission, in
community, and in solidarity with the oppressed. We actively minister throughout the
United States and our reach is global. We offer
a wide variety of ministry options including
social justice outreach, ecospirituality, spiritual enrichment, education, healthcare, and
parish, just to name a few. Get to know us at
fspa.org/showmeasign. Or contact: email@example.com. See our online ad at VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 39. Code #030.
Franciscan Sisters of Saint
Elizabeth (F.S.S.E.) Following in
the footsteps of our Founder Saint
Ludovico and living under the Third Order
Regular Rule of St. Francis, we commit our-
selves to a Gospel life of poverty, chastity, and
obedience. As a multicultural community, we
minister to God’s people on five continents.
Worldwide we daily unite ourselves as com-
munity through our common celebration of
the Holy Eucharist, Divine Office, Holy Hour,
and meditation. We offer our service through
education, healthcare, parish ministry, care of
the elderly, and evangelization. We joyfully
embrace living in community, sharing a life of
prayer while being active in our ministries.
Are you called to journey with us? Call, write,
or email. Request information; come visit.
The first step of the journey is yours to take.
Let us assist you along the way. Vocation Of-
fice, Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth, 499
Park Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054; 973-539-
3797; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
See ad on page 49. Code #056.
Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement (S.A.)
Founded in 1898, we are an apostolic congregation of women religious who profess the
evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and
obedience. Inspired by our charism of unity,
we “Joy in God” as we continue the legacy of
our founders as women of peace and reconciliation striving to transform a culture of poverty
and alienation in accordance with the Gospel.
Inflamed by the Spirit, we seek to share and
nurture unity-in-diversity among ourselves
and among all the human family. We are called
and sent to live, pray, and minister in a world
God loves, so that the prayer of Jesus may be
fulfilled, “that all may be one . . . that the world
may believe that you sent me” (John 17: 21).
Wherever we are and whatever we do through
diverse ministries, our passion for unity motivates us to embody the reconciliation of all with
God, self, each other, and all creation. Contact:
Sr. Lucinda May Patterson at email@example.com; www.graymoor.org.
See ad on page 31. Code #211.
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred
Heart (O.S.F), Frankfort, IL We,
the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred
Heart, are called by God to live the
Gospel life after the manner of St. Francis of
Assisi as women religious. With love as the
foundation of all we are, we incarnate the pres-
ence of Jesus—a sign of hope. We joyfully
embrace our vowed life in community which
is sustained by our personal and communal
prayer and sisterly love. We respond in a pro-
phetic way to the needs of others through our
ministries of education, healing, and service.
We are currently in Indiana, Illinois, Califor-
nia, West Virginia, and Brazil. Contact the
Vocation Director: 9201 West St. Francis Road,
Frankfort, IL 60423; 815-464-3873; fsshvoca-
See ad on page 39. Code #033.
Glenmary Home Mission Sisters of America
(G.H.M.S.) The Glenmary Sisters provide
missionary services to all God’s children in
the rural areas of the Southern United States
and Appalachia. Serving in areas where the
Catholic population is less than 2 percent,
their ministry is guided by the Corporal
Works of Mercy to: feed the hungry, give drink
to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the
homeless, visit the sick, visit those in prison,
and bury the dead. Through the Glenmary
Sister’s ministry of presence and willingness
to share in the daily struggles of the families
where they serve, the people of these areas
come to understand the love and concern of
the Catholic Church and their own dignity as
children of God. Contact us! Barbara O’Nan,
firstname.lastname@example.org; www.glenmary-sisters.org or call 706-414-2982.
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters (S.Sp.S.) As
an international/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, S.Sp.S.; sspsvocation@ssps-us.
org; 847-571-4350; www.ssps-usa.org.
See ad on page 47. Code #127.
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