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Religious Vocations

Religious Vocations
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Capuchin Franciscans

Inspired by the Past. Dedicated to the Future. Committed to the Present.

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Carmelite Sisters

This is the vocation of the Carmelite Life – loving service to God’s people overflowing from our prayer.

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Order of Friars Minor Conventual

Pray. Encourage. Join.

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Diocesan vocations

“Each person must discover his or her own personal vocation and respond to it with generosity.”— Pope John Paul II

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Discalced Carmelite Friars

As Teresian Carmelite friars we strive to live a zealous life of allegiance to Jesus for the salvation of souls, in the contemplative and missionary spirit of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross.

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Order of Preachers

We are Preachers – Dedicated to Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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Dominican Sisters of Mary

Our apostolate follows upon preaching and teaching the Truth in order to gain souls for the Kingdom of Christ.

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MSJ Dominican Sisters

"We are women of the word, uniquely individual who choose to walk together reaching out to spread the light" (24th General Chapter Direction Statement).

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Dominican Sisters

Preachers of Truth * Love * Justice

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Franciscan Friars

"The past is prologue. God is calling us to somewhere new, a place we do not yet recognize." —Fr. Jose Carballo, OFM

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St. Clare's Retreat

Our Lady of Sorrows

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Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

“Universal like the Church"

Society of Jesus

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam + "...for the greater glory of God"

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Lasallian District of San Francisco New Orleans

" provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, according to the ministry which the Church has entrusted to it.” (The Rule of the Brothers of the Christian Schools)

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Legionaries of Christ

"Once we find ourselves in this beautiful relationship with God...the next step is what are we going to do with our life." -- Fr. Piotr Krezalek, LC

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Little Sisters of the Poor

Our Vision is to contribute to the Culture of Life by nurturing communities where each person is valued, the solidarity of the human family and the wisdom of age are celebrated, and the compassionate love of Christ is shared with all.

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Paulist Fathers

...looking to give the Gospel a modern voice.

Poor Clare Colettines

The Poor Clare dedicates herself to a life of prayer and penance. By a strange irony, worldly pleasures quickly turn to ashes and leave only sorrow and frustration in the heart, but sacrifice spreads a perfume of joy in the soul and over the world.

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Sisters of Charity

The love of Christ urges us on.

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"It is not enough to love the young; they must know that they are loved." -- Don Bosco

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Hermanas de la Misericordia

"… An ardent desire to be united to God and to serve the poor…" -- Catherine McAuley

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Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Making known God's goodness.

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Sisters of Saint Joseph of Orange

Become a Bridge Builder.

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Verbum Dei USA

“We shall dedicate ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word” --Acts 6:4