the 1,500-year Benedictine tradition continues on
American soil. Monks live a common life of shared
work and prayer, according to the Rule of St. Benedict.
They live lives set apart, seeking God in word and
sacrament; and lives for others, serving the Church
through prayer and mission. As their founding
apostolate, the monks operate a seminary for the
formation of priests, permanent deacons and lay
ministers, and offer pastoral assistance to local
parishes. Other works include a retreat center, an oblate
program, Abbey Press and Abbey Caskets. Saint
Meinrad is a spiritual center for many people of faith.
It is a place where prayer shapes life and nurtures
outreach. Perhaps you would like to become a part of
us and what we do! A formal come-and-see experience,
“A Monastic Observance,” is scheduled each year,
December 27-Jan. 1. Visits can also be arranged at other
times, with accommodations in the Guest House and
Retreat Center. Office of Monastery Vocations, 100 Hill
Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577; (812) 357-6611; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.
saintmeinrad.edu. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 102. Code #014.
Benedictine Monks (O.S.B.)—Subiaco Abbey If you have never thought of being a monk before, then we’re the place for you! You will find that our abbey is no different
from others in that our life is lived as a balance of prayer
and work. Like others, we pray the Office and Mass
everyday of our lives. Like others, work flows from our
prayer as we undertake involvement in our College-Prep Academy, our Farm, our Vineyards, our Carpentry
and Tailor shops, our Retreat Center, and our Parishes.
Three differences stand out: with 41 monks we are
equally divided between brothers and priests who live
our life as one monastic family; we are actually thriving
as a monastic community with twelve men in formation
from throughout the United States; and people tell us
we are the most unpretentious monks they have ever
met! We love being monks! Contact Fr. Elijah at 888-
224-0812or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.
See ad on page 101.Code #256.
Brothers of Christian Instruction (F.I.C.) Our
community of Brothers was founded to “make Jesus
Christ known” according to Fathers John de La
Mennais and Gabriel Deshayes who established the
congregation at Saint Brieuc, Brittany, France in 1819.
Today, with nearly 900 members in 24 countries, the
Brothers’ educational mission is primarily as teachers,
guidance counselors, and administrators in Catholic
high schools and colleges. Brothers may also minister
as retreat directors, spiritual directors and counselors,
pastoral associates, and in foreign missions especially
in East Africa, Japan, and the Philippines. In the United
States Brothers are called to live a simple, prayerful,
community lifestyle in Alfred, ME, Plattsburgh, NY,
and at Walsh University, North Canton, OH. Single,
Catholic men seeking to become Brothers and those
interested in Associate membership should contact:
Bro. Albert Heinrich, PO Box 159, Alfred, ME 04002;
(207) 324-6612; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
See ad on page 79. Code #206.
The Brothers of the Christian Schools (F.S.C.
Fratres Scholarum Christianarum) also called the
De La Salle Christian Brothers. Founded by St. John
Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers, in
17th-century France, the Christian Brothers have more
than 5,000 members around the world who live out the
Gospel together as elementary, middle, and secondary
school teachers, university professors, counselors,
missionaries, social workers, youth ministers, campus
ministers, administrators, and retreat directors. They
are the largest male order of laymen in the Church
exclusively devoted to education. In the United States
and English-speaking Canada, approximately 700
Brothers minister among 80 institutions. Energetic,
generous, and committed men are invited to live and
to share the educational challenges of bringing Christ’s
Gospel message to youth of all backgrounds, especially
the poor and marginalized. Vocation Director, Christian
Brothers Conference, Hecker Center, Suite 300, 3025
4th Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20017; (202) 529-
0047; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
Brothers of the Sacred Heart (S.C.) The Brothers of the Sacred Heart have been about the mission of making the
compassionate love of Christ real and tangible in the
lives of young people since our foundation in Lyon,
France in 1821. Our Brothers can be found in 32
countries around the world ministering as teachers,
administrators, coaches, campus ministers, and
counselors in schools of all types. We also have
Brothers serving youth in colleges, prisons, parishes,
literacy centers, and in third-world missions around
the globe. We have the Loving Heart of Jesus as our
focal point, His compassion enriches our prayer life
and mission. He calls us to live as brothers: encouraging
and supporting each other in community. In the U.S.
our Brothers live in communities in Louisiana,
Alabama, Mississippi, Arizona, New Jersey, New York,
Rhode Island, New Hampshire and England. Visit our
website at BrothersoftheSacredHeart.org or our
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/
Michael Migacz, SC, 219 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville,
NJ 08872; (732) 718-8559; e-mail: mikemigacz@
hotmail.com. See our web ad at www.VocationNetwork.
See ad on page 28. Code #203.
Capuchin Franciscan Friars (O.F.M. Cap.) The Capuchins are a distinctive Order within the Franciscan family. They 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 friars are also
missionaries in Africa, Asia, Central America, and the
South Pacific. There are approximately 11,000
Capuchin friars 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 93464-0618, (805) 686-4127,
e-mail: email@example.com, website: www.
beafriar.com. Mid-America: (303) 477-5436, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.capuchins.
org. Pennsylvania: (888) 263-6227, e-mail: frtomcap@
yahoo.com, website: www.capuchin.com. Midwest
USA: (773) 475-6206, e-mail: vocation@
capuchinfranciscans.org, website: www.
capuchinfranciscans.org. New York/New England:
(845) 642-1025, e-mail: brotimjonesofmcap@gmail.
com, website: www.capuchin.org/vocations.
New Jersey/Southeast USA: (201) 863-3871,
e-mail: email@example.com, website: www.
See ad on page 45. Code #091.
Carmelite Friars (O. Carm.)—St. Elias
Province Carmelite Friars are consecrated religious
men who seek the face of God. Following after the
great Prophet Elijah, the Carmelite Friars hear God’s
voice and respond. Founded as one of the first religious
orders to be named after the Blessed Virgin Mary, we
carry on the 800 year tradition of prayer, brotherhood,
and work. While the types of work vary, Carmelites
are firmly rooted in the presence of God. Our saints
give heavenly witness to the many blessings God has
bestowed on the Order of Carmelites. Contact Brother
Robert E. Bathe, O.Carm, P.O. Box 3079, Middletown,
NY 10940; (845) 344-2225; e-mail: ocarmvoc@
frontiernet.net; website: www.carmelitefriars.org.
Congregation of Christian Brothers (C.F.C.) What
is a Religious person supposed to be doing? He is
supposed to be saying to the world that the values it
upholds are not necessarily the right ones. As Christian
Brothers we seek Catholic men to join with us; men
who sense a call to live in prayerful community and
who wish to minister in the educational apostolates
of the Church, especially to youth. We are seeking
men with the religious inspiration and dedication
necessary to place their gifts, talents, and possessions
to meet the needs of God’s people. Brothers serve
in elementary and secondary schools, and colleges;
are involved in Youth Ministry; conduct missionary
work around the world; provide education services
for adults; bring their talents and skills to assist parish
and diocesan ministries; give material support to and
teach migrant farm workers; minister at hospitals, with
the homeless, and offer services to refugees. Are you
called to serve others as an Edmund Rice Christian
Brother? Br. James R. McDonald, C.F.C., 10001 S.
Pulaski Rd., Room 111, Chicago, IL 60655-3356; (815)
272-7742; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
www.edmundricebrothers.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 83. Code #095.
Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.) The Congregation of Holy Cross was founded in France in 1837. Blessed Basil Moreau, a priest of the
diocese of LeMans, France, began a community of
priests, brothers and sisters, to educate the children
of LeMans and to assist in the diocese as auxiliary
priests. In just four years, Blessed Basil sent six
brothers and a priest to the United States as
missionaries. A year later in 1842 these men began the
school in northern Indiana that eventually became the
University of Notre Dame. Since then, the priests and
brothers have begun 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 its first canonization, when
Pope Benedict XVI canonized Brother André Bessette,