Adorers of the Blood of Christ (A.S.C.) The Adorers of the Blood of Christ are courageous, confident, and committed women and we invite you to join us. As adorer-apostles we are
called to engage in the ongoing process of transforming
the world into “that beautiful order of things which the
great Son of God came to establish in His blood,” as our
foundress, St. Maria De Mattias, put it. The Adorers of
the Blood of Christ are consecrated to Jesus’ redeeming
love, and we strive to be His reconciling presence in our
wounded world. We are a community of 290 religious
women throughout the United States performing the
healing ministries of education, environmental work,
health care, pastoral work, social justice, and spiritual
development. We also have missions in Bolivia, Brazil,
Guatemala and Korea. Our international congregation
serves in 24 countries on all the inhabited continents.
Are you a courageous, confident, committed woman?
You can make a difference as an Adorer of the Blood of
Christ. For more information, log onto www.adorers.org
or contact us at 1-877-236-7377 ext. 1411 (ADORERS)
or See our web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 98. Code #001.
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (A.S. C. J.) The
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were founded
in Viareggio, Italy, in 1894 by Clelia Merloni. Clelia
propelled the life of the Apostles into the heart of the
Church by dedicating the Congregation to the loving
Heart of Jesus. The motto of the Apostles of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus: The Love of Christ Impels us, summarizes
the moving force of their lives. Apostles spread
devotion to the Sacred Heart by lives of compassion
and holiness. As consecrated women of the Church,
they imitate the life of Christ in the world today
through education, health care, pastoral ministry,
social services, human development, and missionary
activity. An international Congregation, they serve
in Italy, Albania, Switzerland, Chile, Mexico, Benin,
Mozambique, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay,
Paraguay, the Philippines, and the United States. Sr.
Colleen Smith, Mount Sacred Heart Provincialate,
295 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514-2801;
(203) 988-4742; e-mail: email@example.com;
Congregation website: www.ascjus.org. See our web
ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 89. Code #267.
Augustinian Nuns (O.S.A.) “You have made us for
yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless, until they
rest in you.” These words of Saint Augustine speak to
the heart of human experience as profoundly today as
they did in the Third century. We are a contemplative
monastic community of women who follow the
tradition and Rule of Saint Augustine. Through our
life in community and our ministry of prayer we
give witness to the presence and love of God in our
world. Our work is carried out within the monastery
and through our prayer we embrace the world and
Church universal. A hunger for God, a passion for
life, a compassionate love for our sisters and brothers,
and the capacity for joy and an appreciation of beauty
are all traits of an Augustinian spirituality. If you are a
single women drawn to give yourself to God in a life
of prayer we invite you to contact us: Sr. Mary Grace,
O.S.A., Mother of Good Counsel Monastery, 440 N.
Marley Road, New Lenox, IL 60451; (815) 463-9662;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
Benedictine Sisters/A.B. F.C. (American Benedictine
Formation Conference) Each monastic community,
though observing the Rule of 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 (AIM).” 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, health care, 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. Website:
www.abfconline.org/sisters. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Camaldolese Sisters (O.S.B.,
Cam.), Windsor, NY—Transfiguration
Monastery Contemplative Benedictine Sisters We
are a small, contemplative monastery drawing on
the Camaldolese charism, which provides for seeking
God in both community and solitude, while allowing
more outreach and a less restricted enclosure than is
usually possible for contemplative nuns. Our small
number (currently 4) permits flexibility, creativity,
abundant use of individual gifts and the opportunity
to help build a monastic foundation. For the last
two summers, thanks to the gardening skills of our
novice, we enjoyed home-grown organic vegetables.
Our monastery honors intellectual development and
culture, as well as tradition, along with an openness
to the contemporary world. We pray the Divine Office
four times a day in English Gregorian chant, with
some Latin antiphons and responsories. A retired
diocesan priest serves as our on-site chaplain and
says daily Mass at the monastery. We accept mature
vocations. For more information, or to arrange for
a discernment retreat, contact: Sr. Mary Donald
Corcoran, Prioress, 701 New York Rte. 79, Windsor,
(607) 655-2366; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
www.transfigurationmonastery.org. See our web ad
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Atchison, KS—
Mount St. Scholastica We are a monastic
community rooted in the common life, prayer, and
ministry to God’s people. Priority is given to times of
common prayer throughout the day as we gather for
Liturgy of the Hours. Flowing out of our monastic
living, our ministries focus on empowering women,
particularly the young, the poor, and those most in
need. Our ministries include a spirituality center,
a music conservatory, and a women’s center in
Atchison and Kansas City. Our Sisters also work in
the area of counseling, health care, parish ministry,
and education at all levels. We invite women,
ages 21-50, who wish to visit or inquire for more
information to contact: Sr. Barbara Smith, O.S.B.,
801 South 8th Street, Atchison, KS 66002-2778;
(913) 360-6219; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: www.mountosb.org. See our web ad at www.
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
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. Jennifer Horner,
1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107;
(317) 787-3287 ext. 3032; e-mail: vocations@
benedictine.com; website: www.benedictine.com. See
our web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
See ad on page 125. Code #362.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Bismarck, ND—
Annunciation Monastery We are a community
of 56 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
St. Alexius Medical Center, University of Mary,
and our Benedictine hospitality center. We are
vibrant, creative leaders in our area. We invite
you to explore joining us in an incredible journey.
Sr. Gerard Wald, O.S.B., 7520 University Drive,
Bismarck, ND 58504-9653; (701) 255-1520; e-mail:
www.annunciationmonastery.org. See our web ad
See ad on page 125. Code #004.
Benedictine Sisters (O.S.B.), Bristow, VA—St.
Benedict Monastery The Benedictine Sisters of
Virginia are a community of 35 women living the
monastic way of life. Each sister seeks God and
in the process finds herself, discovers her gifts,
deepens her prayer, forms community, serves
God’s people, and makes a lifetime commitment.
Benedictine spirituality forms a rich tapestry of
community, prayer, and ministry. We have several
corporate ministries that address a variety of needs
in the local church and community: education,
homelessness, retreats and pastoral programs,
counseling, adult literacy and hospitality. Individual
sisters engage in ministries which are expressive
of their gifts. St. Benedict Monastery is located 35
miles west of Washington, D.C., near Manassas,
Virginia. We invite women interested in exploring
our life to visit us, attend a Monastic Discernment
Weekend, or to apply for the Live-In Program.
Contact: Sr. Vicki Ix, O.S.B., Saint Benedict
Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA
20136-1217; (703) 298-5337; e-mail: vocations@
osbva.org; website: www.osbva.org; vocation blog:
www.monasticsonajourney.blogspot.com. See our
web ads at www.VocationNetwork.org.