our energies on situations where the Living Word of
God needs to be spoken and reflected, to help free the
oppressed and bring new life. We do this through
education, pastoral care, parish ministry, spiritual
direction, social work, creative arts, and more. We
invite generous and courageous women to join us in
continuing to shape this new community. Check us out
at our website, or come and meet us at a location near
you. Or participate in a Living Word Retreat to
experience our spirituality and passion for mission. For
more information contact: Sr. Colette Fahrner, 800 N.
Fernandez Ave.-B, Arlington Heights, IL 60004; (847)
577-5972; e-mail: Kathleen Heer at Kathleen_slw@
yahoo.com or Colette at firstname.lastname@example.org;
See ad on page 153. Code #173.
Sisters of the Precious Blood (C. PP.S.) For more than 175 years, the Sisters of the Precious Blood have served as unwavering witnesses to Christ’s redemptive,
reconciling, and healing love, responding to the
world’s urgent needs whenever and wherever it
presents itself. The Sisters of the Precious Blood are
united by a rich and active contemplative spirituality
that is firmly rooted in Eucharistic prayer and devotion
to the Precious Blood of Jesus. We participate in
ministries as diverse as the Sisters who engage in them.
These ministries include health care, education,
pastoral care, and outreach to name a few. Life as a
Sister of the Precious Blood is for women who feel
motivated to go beyond themselves. Sisters of the
Precious Blood, 4000 Denlinger Rd., Dayton OH
45416. Phone: (937)837-3302. Learn more at www.
PreciousBloodSistersDayton.org or vocations@
See ad on page 50. Code #318.
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin
Mary (P.B.V.M.) Dubuque, IA Sisters of the
Presentation of Dubuque are women religious
inspired by the faith and life of their foundress, Nano
Nagle. In 18th century Ireland, working against
religious, political and economic oppression and with
great personal risk, Nano launched an underground
school system, visited the poor and elderly in their
homes, and spent hours in prayer and adoration of
the Eucharist. Her charism of hospitality lives today
in the sisters, associates and friends who reflect God’s
love for the world, live the Gospel value of welcoming
all, and carry Nano’s lantern of hope to struggling
people in the United States and Bolivia. Are you
interested in a life of service that gives witness to
Gospel values and makes a difference in the lives
of other people? If yes, then, listen to the Spirit’s
stirrings in your heart, ask for wisdom and pray for
courage to take the next step. Visit the Sisters of the
Presentation website: www.dubuquepresentations.
org and contact the Vocation Office, 2360 Carter
Rd., Dubuque, IA 52001; (563) 588-2008; e-mail:
For more features go to VocationNetwork.org
Sisters of the Resurrection (C.R.) God called
a mother and daughter to form a religious
congregation of women immersed in the spirit of
Jesus’ Resurrection. As Sisters of the Resurrection,
we are women of prayer and of the church who
believe deeply in the presence of the Risen Christ.
We have given our lives to God in joy through
a vowed commitment of chastity, poverty, and
obedience. In our education and health care
ministries, we strive to imitate the example of
Jesus’ love, compassion, and concern for others.
We believe that God continues to call women to
live as Sisters of the Resurrection and we invite you
to prayerfully consider whether this could be true
for you. New York Province: Sr. Teresa Grace, C.R.,
35 Boltwood Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033; (518)
732-2226; e-mail: vocation@resurrectionsisters.
org; website: www.resurrectionsisters.org. Chicago
Province: Sr. Kathleen Ann, C.R., 7432 W. Talcott
Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631; (773) 792-6363;
e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (S.S.H.J.) We
are Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus founded
by Blessed Maria Schinina in 1889. Following the
command of Jesus “obey my ministers,” Maria
Schinina rejected worldly pleasures and dedicated
her life in service to the destitute, the homeless, and
the unwanted. The aim of this Congregation is the
glory of God and the sanctification of its members
through the practice of Evangelical Vows, spiritual
and corporal works of mercy. The Sisters of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus live their Spirituality of Love and
Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Love
and Service to the Poor. The Sisters continue to serve
the poor in orphanages, rest homes, parish ministry,
schools, missionary work, and in propagating
devotion to the Sacred Heart. We live prayer and
community life and wear full religious habit. We
serve in Italy, Madagascar, Nigeria, Philippines,
Romania, France, India, Equatorial Guinea, Panama,
Canada, and United States. Age limit is 18 to 35.
Contact: Sister Grace Dike, SSHJ, Sacred Heart Villa,
5269 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston, NY 14092; (716) 284-
8273; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother Third Order of St.
Francis of Assisi (S.S.M.) We are an internationally
diverse group of Franciscan women committed to
prayer, community, and service. With Mary, the
Mother of Sorrows, we bring a compassionate
presence to the world by focusing on the needs of
those who are suffering. We have missions in ten
countries: the USA, the Dominican Republic, Grenada,
St. Lucia, Trinidad; Austria, Germany, Italy; Brazil and
Tanzania. Are you yearning to make a difference in a
suffering world as did Mary, Mother of Sorrows If yes,
take the first step in exploring the process of becoming
one of us by contacting Sister Dorothy Ann Dirkx,
9 Pocono Rd., Denville, NJ 07834; (973) 627-0424;
e-mail: email@example.com; www.becomingasister.
org; www.sistersofthesorrowfulmother.org; and www.
See ad on page 23. Code #034.
Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis (O. S. F.)—East Peoria, IL We are personally called by the Most High God to live the Franciscan way of life. With
the Holy Virgin Mary as our mother and model, we
strive to follow the examples of St. Francis of Assisi
and Mother M. Frances Krasse. We travel this earth
as pilgrims, walking through life together,
strengthened by the Eucharist, praising our God in
the Liturgy of the Hours, and allowing Him daily to
transform us by our life of penance. In emptying
ourselves for others, in humble sharing of the gifts
we have received from our Father, we bring the
peace of Christ among men. Our community
apostolate includes health care and education. Our
primary commitment is to care for the sick and poor.
The special spirit of our community is the loving
simplicity which our holy Father St. Francis
practiced to a very high degree. Vocation Director,
740 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61603; (309)
655-2645; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
website: www.franciscansisterspeoria.org. See our
web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
Sisters of Transfiguration Hermitage We are a monastic, contemplative community, following the Rule of Benedict in a way of life which nurtures the love of God in solitude
as well as in community. Our life includes Liturgy of
the Hours together as well as hours for personal prayer
and lectio in solitude both morning and evening. We
live by the work of our hands: making fruitcakes, jams,
and other baked goods, and by writing, offering
occasional workshops and retreats, and through the
ministry of our small guest house. Our 68 acres of
gardens, fields, woods, and streams offers a solitary
environment in which to attend to God’s presence.
Firmly rooted in the monastic tradition, we are also
open to the needs and aspirations of contemporary
women who desire to seek God both in silence and
solitude and in the daily life of the community of
sisters. Transfiguration Hermitage, 205 Windsor Neck
Rd., Windsor, ME 04363; (207) 445-8031; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.
Society of Helpers (S.H.) The Helpers are an international community of women religious who have been urged by the love of Christ to respond to a world
in crisis by bringing hope to the human journey. We
work in solidarity with the forgotten, those wounded
in human dignity, those suffering injustice, those
surviving without hope, those searching for God. We
share with them in the life and death situations of the
human situation moving towards fullness of life. To
learn more contact: Sr. Jean Kielty, 4721-J South
Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60615; (773) 405-9884;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Sr. Anna Maria
Baldauf, 4721-J South Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60615;
(312) 806-1884; e-mail: annamaria.baldauf@yahoo.
com. For Spanish contact Sr. Dominga Zapata, 2043
N. Humboldt Blvd., Chicago, IL 60647; (773) 343-
8832; e-mail: email@example.com. Visit our website at
www.helpers.org. U.S. Provincial House: 4721-J S.
Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60615; (773) 548-5026. See
our web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
Society of St. Teresa of Jesus (S. T.J.) The Teresian
Sisters are an international congregation of women
religious called to “know and love Jesus and make
him known and loved” through the apostolates of
prayer, education, and sacrifice. Founded in 1876
by St. Henry de Osso, the Teresian Sisters serve in 24
countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In
the U.S. we minister in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida in
education, youth ministry, retreats, and parish ministry.
Our life of prayer and community strengthen us for
mission and enable us to proclaim Christ to all people.
Mindful of the needs of the poor, we are called to go
wherever the interests of Jesus are most in danger.