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We are Benedictine monks, priests and brothers in Christ, brought together by the Divine Call, sharing our lives and seeking God under the guidance of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict and the inspiration of the Gospels. Our prayer, both personal and liturgical, is the most important aspect in our monastic life. The monks of Marmion Abbey have always been closely identified with education. The monks conduct an all-boys, college-prep, Catholic high school known as Marmion Academy. The monks continue to serve as administrators, teachers, chaplains, coaches, librarians, and support staff. Since 1965, Marmion Abbey has had a monastic foundation in Guatemala. Marmion’s priest-monks also provide pastoral assistance to the Catholic parishes of the local Church in Aurora. The monks of Marmion Abbey have been engaged in the work of farming, at our Abbey Farms. We invite you to enter into our school for the Lord’s Service.
Saint John’s Abbey is a Catholic Benedictine monastery of 130 monks living, praying, and working together amid 2900 acres of woods, lakes and prairies in central Minnesota. Our Apostolates include: parish ministry, chaplaincies, guesthouse, spiritual retreats, woodworking, Saint John’s Preparatory School, Saint John’s University, the graduate School of Theology, the Liturgical Press, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and more. A monk of Saint John’s lives a life steeped in the rhythm of prayer, work, and community life according to the Rule of Saint Benedict. This includes both private and community prayer, lectio divina, daily Eucharist, times for work, community meals, and fellowship together. Preferred age for monastic candidates: 23-43. Education: high-school diploma, minimum.
We Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, IL, have since 1885 been seeking God through a life of prayer, obedience, and personal conversion. We live in a community guided by the monastic wisdom tradition of the Rule of St. Benedict, written nearly fifteen hundred years ago. Under an abbot chosen for his skill in interpreting this rule for our present time, we strive for holiness by means of the Divine Office, lectio divina, personal growth in the contemplative life, and labor for the good of God’s Holy Church. Our labors are especially directed toward the schools that we founded and continue to sponsor, Benet Academy and Benedictine University, and toward helping in nearby parishes.WEBSITE: http://www.procopius.org
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.WEBSITE: http://www.capuchinfranciscans.org
The Congregation of Holy Cross was founded in France in 1837. Blessed Basil Moreau began a community of priests, brothers and sisters, to educate the children of LeMans, France, and to assist in the diocese as auxiliary priests. In just five years, he sent six brothers and a priest to the United States as missionaries where they began the school in northern Indiana that eventually became the University of Notre Dame. The priests and brothers serve at five other institutions of higher learning: St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX), the University of Portland (Portland, OR), King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA), Stone-hill 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 the canonization of Brother André Bessette, who was known as “The Miracle Man of Montreal” and oversaw the building of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal.WEBSITE: http://www.holycrossvocations.org
Pope John Paul II, when he received the General Council of the Dominicans in his private library, told them: “Only those who have the experience of God can speak of him convincingly to others. At the school of Saint Dominic and of all the Dominican saints, you are called to be teachers of truth and of holiness.” Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221) was on fire with the love of God when he found the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) and gathered around him a group of men dedicated to preaching the truth of God’s endless love. Since that time Dominicans have continued their legacy of preaching in any given time or place, and in the most effective and suitable ways, the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Feel free to contact any of the four geographic Provinces for more information:WEBSITE: http://www.domcentral.org/join-us
The Franciscan Friars of the Assumption BVM Province joyfully strive to witness to the presence of Christ in the world and proclaim the Gospel through our prayer, our life in fraternity and in a life of minority after the Rule and example of our founder, St. Francis of Assisi. As Franciscans, we serve the People of God in a variety of ministries, including parishes, education, preaching, chaplaincies, working among the poor, and in both foreign and domestic missions. We seek to serve wherever people need to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and to experience God in their lives.WEBSITE: http://www.franciscan-friars.org
The Conventual Franciscans are the oldest of the three branches of the First Order of St. Francis. The word Conventual is derived from the Latin convenire, “to come together”; hence we live together in “convents” or friaries. Our Order is spread throughout the world, and includes about 4500 priests and brothers who are all commonly called Friars. There are four provinces in North America, which also have responsibility for jurisdictions in the UK, Ireland and Australia. We wear a black or gray habit with a simple three-knotted cord representing our Vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. The Spiritual Center of the Order is in Assisi, Italy, where our Friars care for the Basilica of St. Francis, which includes his tomb. In addition, the Conventuals are the Vatican confessors at St. Peter’s Basilica. In Christ’s name, we continue the ministry of healing so fundamental to the understanding of Saint Francis.WEBSITE: http://www.Franciscans.org
Our Province is a community of Franciscan Friars in the mid-west of the United States. We minister at home and in the foreign missions of Brazil, Africa, China, Alaska, and Vietnam. We seek to bring the Gospel into the everyday experience of all people through teaching, preaching, and a pastoral setting. We serve in the parishes of twenty dioceses and have a long and proud tradition of providing quality Catholic education at both high school and university levels. We minister to the poor and the outcast, the homeless, the ex-offender, the prostitute, the gay and lesbian community and people with HIV/AIDS. Our friars are artists, musicians, lawyers, doctors, and spiritual assistants for the Secular Franciscan Order. Following the desire of St. Francis of Assisi, our friars are encouraged to use their many skills and gifts to minister in the Church and to serve the human family in various ways. If you are between the ages of 21 and 40 and would like more information about us, please contactWEBSITE: http://www.befranciscan.com
For almost 200 years, the apostolic society of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood has been reaching out to those on the margins of society. Founded in 1815 by St. Gaspar del Bufalo, Precious Blood priests and brothers carry out a variety of ministries as pastors, teachers, chaplains, youth ministers, retreat directors, mission preachers and campus ministers, both in the U.S. and abroad. Our larger community also includes lay associates and volunteers, sharing in a common mission: to renew the Church through the ministry of the Word and the saving power of Christ’s most Precious Blood.WEBSITE: http://www.cpps-preciousblood.org
St. Camillus was a soldier of fortune, gambling addict and sinner. He saw the light and now more than 400 years later, The Order of St. Camillus has been called to “Preach the Gospel” and “Heal the Sick.” We are a worldwide Order of more than 1,100 Roman Catholic men in 30 countries who serve the sick in traditional and diverse new ways as brothers and priests. Joyfully accepting the challenge of witnessing to the merciful love of Christ, we continue to bring hope and compassion, following in the footsteps of our founder St. Camillus de Lellis who said, “the poor and the sick are the very heart of God.” Our brothers and priests serve as physicians, nurses, chaplains, technicians, social workers, therapists, administrators, and other allied health care professionals.WEBSITE: http://www.camillians.org
The charism of the Pallottines, present in over 40 countries, is to awaken in each person the awareness that God has called us to be apostles. St. Vincent Pallotti, inspired by the universal call to holiness and service, established the Union of Catholic Apostolate (UAC) with priests, brothers, sisters, and laity in 1835 in Rome, Italy. As a community of priests and brothers (SAC)—part of the UAC, we seek to revive the faith, rekindle charity and unite all in Jesus Christ through our service of parish ministry, education, retreat, and care of the sick in partnership with all the faithful.WEBSITE: http://www.pallottines.org
We are an apostolic congregation of Priests, Brothers, and Deacons inspired by the mystery of God’s love expressed in the heart of Christ. Fr. Leo John Dehon, our founder, was convinced that the best way to respond to our experience of God’s love is by reaching out to those around us and helping them to experience that same love in their own lives. This often means addressing unjust situations and circumstances that prevent people from reaching their full potential. Much of our work in the U.S. is with the poor and working class. Foreign missions are available. We prefer candidates 18-40 (will consider to age 45) with religious and/or social involvement, a solid academic background, and appropriate work history.WEBSITE: http://www.scjvocation.org
The Redemptorists are a community of apostolic men—followers of Jesus Christ the Redeemer and disciples of St. Alphonsus Liguori. As a religious congregation of priests and brothers, our mission is to proclaim the Good News of plentiful redemption to the poor and most abandoned. Our work in parishes, retreat houses, parish missions, and foreign countries, as well as special apostolates, e.g. migrants, prisoners, and young adults, serves as pathways for Christ’s love. Like the apostles we live and work together; we combine our prayers and deliberations, our labors and sufferings, our successes and failures, and our talents and material goods in service to the Gospel.WEBSITE: http://www.redemptoristvocations.com
Founded in 1849 by Mount Melleray Abbey in Ireland, our community is located in the heartland of Northeastern Iowa, twelve miles from Dubuque and the Mississippi River. We are a contemplative monastery in the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. As members of the Cistercian family of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux in France, we are wholly ordered to a life of prayer according to the Rule of St. Benedict. We support our way of life by carpentry—Trappist Caskets—supplemented by income from our 1,900 acre farm, our 1,300 acre forest, and a Guest House for 22 retreatants and visitors. The entire Liturgy of the Hours and the Eucharist are celebrated in choir every day.WEBSITE: http://www.newmelleray.org