grew in union with Christ. Redwoods Monastery
makes this spiritual heritage available today through
the communal practices of the Divine Office, daily
Eucharist, divine reading and study, meditation and
prayer, manual labor, and hospitality to guests. We
are located on 300 acres of old growth redwood forest
in Northern California and are deeply committed to
preserving our forests, rivers, and wildlife. If you are
a single Catholic woman, between 22 and 40 with
2 years of college or work experience and desire
our way of life, please contact Sr. Suzanne; e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.
redwoodsabbey.org; blog: www.redwoodsabbey.
blogspot.com; or write, Vocation Director, Redwoods
Monastery, 18104 Briceland-Thorn Rd., Whitehorn,
CA 95589; (707) 986-7419. See our web ad at www.
Discover if God is calling you to witness to his love in
our world. Contact: Sr. Clarice Suchy, S. T.J., 18080 St.
Joseph Way, Covington, LA 70435; (504) 615-4504;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.
See ad on page 123. Code #261.
Society of the Holy Child Jesus—American
Province (SHCJ) Founded by Cornelia
Connelly, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus is
an international community of women religious.
Our mission is to help others to believe that God
lives and acts in them and in our world, and to
rejoice in God’s presence. Our life of prayer and
community strengthens us for diverse ministries.
Since the Society’s founding in 1846, education
has been at the heart of our mission. Today, we
continue to serve as educators in the broadest
sense of the word through ministries in teaching,
spirituality, health care, social work, pastoral care,
parish administration, and law. In the U.S., the
Society sponsors 14 schools, including Rosemont
College, and several social service organizations.
Holy Child Sisters serve on four continents and in
13 states. For more information, please contact:
Anita Quigley, SHCJ; 1341 Montgomery Avenue,
Rosemont, PA 19010; (610) 626-1400, ext. 304;
e-mail: email@example.com. Visit our website at www.
See ad on page 90. Code #172.
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.), Crozet,
VA—Our Lady of the Angels Monastery Our way
of Christian discipleship is a gospel life according to
the teaching of the Church, the Rule of St. Benedict
and the Constitutions of our Cistercian Trappist
Order. Daily we celebrate the Eucharist, the Liturgy
of the Hours, and we also give time each day to
meditation and adoration, sacred reading and study.
The whole community works together in our means
of self-support—the making of a fine quality cheese
on our monastery farm. We also offer hospitality to
retreatants in our guest cottages, and we exercise
stewardship over our woodlands and cultivated
fields here in the heart of Virginia, in the foothills of
the Blue Ridge mountains. We invite single Catholic
women between the ages of 20 and 40 to contact us
through our website: www.olamonastery.org or by
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing
to: Vocation Director, Our Lady of the Angels,
3365 Monastery Drive, Crozet, VA 22932. We look
forward to welcoming you! See our web ad at www.
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.), Dubuque,
IA—Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey Our
community follows the Rule of St. Benedict, and is
wholly oriented towards contemplation. We dedicate
ourselves to the worship of God in a hidden life within
the community. Our life is structured according to a
special rhythm of prayer, work, and Lectio Divina,
which continually calls us to deeper conversion, love,
and self-awareness as we grow in our relationship
with Jesus and in our care for others. Lectio Divina is
the prayerful reading and pondering of God’s Word.
Our manual work is the prayer of our hands which
supports us. There are specific times for the Divine
Office and for personal prayer. We are located on the
bluffs of the Mississippi River, surrounded by our
organic farm and rolling hills. Women 18-39 years
of age may apply. For more information contact Sr.
Gail Fitzpatrick; Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey,
8400 Abbey Hill Lane, Dubuque, IA 52003; (563)
582-2595, ext. 141; e-mail: email@example.com;
website: www.mississippiabbey.org. See our web ad at
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.), Sonoita,
AZ—Santa Rita Abbey As the mountains surround
us, so the monastic observance surrounds and fosters
our contemplative longing to behold the face of God.
We live out the divine and human gifts of simplicity,
community, liturgy, joy and prayer. Are you being
invited by the Spirit into this School of Charity
that is the Cistercian Southwest? Sr. Miriam Pollard
welcomes your questions at Santa Rita Abbey, HC 1,
Box 929, Sonoita, AZ 85637; e-mail: sracommty@
gmail.com; website: www.SantaRitaAbbey.org. See
our web ad at www.VocationNetwork.org.
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.),
Whitehorn, CA—Redwoods Monastery Our
monastic roots began in France in 1098 by
Benedictines, who desiring a God-centered life,
embraced the values of simplicity, poverty, silence,
continual prayer and personal transformation. They
sought and found God in the ordinary experience of
daily living, nurturing the centrality of love as they
Trappistine Cistercian Nuns (O.C.S.O.),
Wrentham, MA—Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey Our
order is a monastic Order wholly directed to
contemplation. We are dedicated to the worship of
God in a life that is hidden, obscure and laborious
within the monastery and under the Rule of St.
Benedict. In this school of love, the nuns grow in
humility and self-knowledge. Through the discovery
of the depths of God’s mercy in their lives, they will
learn to love. The various elements of Cistercian
conversatio, such as obedience, humility, ascesis,
solitude and silence, lead, each in its own way, to
the interior freedom through which purity of heart
and an abiding attention to God are attained. It is in
the particular and delicate balance of lectio divina,
liturgy, and work, that the Cistercian charism most
directly manifests itself. Women between 20 and
40 may apply. We are located at 300 Arnold Street,
Wrentham, MA 02093. Please contact Sister Katie
McNamara; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
www.msmabbey.org. See our web ad at www.
Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland (O.S.U.) As Ursuline Sisters we are called to live Gospel values and to
deepen our relationship with Christ,
both individually and with the support of one
another in community. We were founded by St.
Angela Merici whose compassion led her to serve
the Church and God’s people as needs and
circumstances dictated. Today, imitating St. Angela,
we offer a compassionate presence in schools,
neighborhoods, retreat centers, prisons, shelters,
and health care facilities. We serve primarily in the
Greater Cleveland community and on the Diocesan
Mission Team in El Salvador. If you have an
interest in using your gifts within a religious
community that values contemplation,
compassion, and justice, we invite you to contact
us. Women seeking Vowed Membership or Associate
Membership contact Sister Ann Letitia, 2600 Lander
Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124; (440) 449-1200 ext.
138; e-mail: email@example.com; website:
Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph
(O.S.U.) We are Ursuline Sisters proclaiming
Jesus through education and Christian formation,