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"Deo est Gloria" Directory of Religious Life Communities
- One of the largest online directories of Roman Catholic monasteries and religious orders in the United States and Canada.
Augustinians in the US
- One of four provinces of Augustinians in English-speaking North America, based in California. Vocation web page provides a short history of the Augustinians.
Australian Catholic Vocations Directory
- Descriptions and resources for various positions available within the church. Includes a list of lay groups and religious orders for men and women, with history and contact information.
Becoming A Nun
- Resource for Women seeking a vocation as a Catholic Nun
Becoming an Augustinian
- Website of the Order of St. Augustine in Australia
Christian Brothers Brotherhood FAQ
- Questions and answers about the Congregation of Christian Brothers of Brother Edmund Rice.
- Information on vocation to the priesthood and religious life from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Articles, resources, and seminarian blog.
Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations
- Information on vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life from the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Community of the Epiphany
- Community founded by both vowed religious and lay members. Pascal Mystery spirituality. Ignatian discernment. Mission: Renewal of Family and Religious Life. Families Mentoring Families. Epiphany Charism.
- A site for women discerning religious life, including suggested reading lists and links to articles and communities on the web.
Consecrated Virginity in the Catholic Church
- Information from the United States Association of Consecrated Virgins (USACV) on the vocation to consecrated virginity.
Conventual Franciscan Vocations
- Find individual Conventual Franciscan provinces in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about Franciscan and all Catholic vocations.
Dominican Life in the United States
- A great place to learn about more than 25 congregations of Dominicans in the USA and what they are doing.
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement Vocations
- Roman Catholic Franciscan community founded originally in the Episcopal Church to realize the prayers of Jesus for unity.
Holy Name Province Franciscan Vocation Ministry (OFM)
- The largest group of USA Franciscans, the NY based Holy Name Province is of the largest worldwide group of Franciscans, the Order of Friars Minor. As the direct descendents of St. Francis, this Roman Catholic religious community of men live in brotherhood and minister in a variety of ways.
- A group blog of people discerning vocations to the religious life or priesthood.
- The Laboure Society assists aspirants to priesthood or religious life who find themselves unable to answer their call due to personal debt.
Little Brothers and Sisters Africa
- An association operating in Tanzania (Africa) inspired by the third Franciscan order rule. A life of prayer, work and study, founded on poverty, chastity and obedience.
Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations
- The Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations (MEFV) helps those who have responded to God's call to religious life but are hindered by their student loans.
Missionaries of Charity Fathers
- Introduction to the spirit of the religious community of priests founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and information about vocations to it.
National Jesuit Brothers Committee
- National Jesuit Brothers Committee site promoting Jesuit Brother Vocations
Office of Vocations - Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
- Resources for those discerning a vocation. Short summaries and answers to questions about vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life.
Paths of Love: Catholic Vocation Discernment
- Books, articles, and discussion about vocation in the Catholic tradition.
Prince of Peace Abbey
- Monks of the Order of St. Benedict ("Benedictines") seek God in worship and prayer, work and community life in the monastery.
Religious Formation Conference
- RFC serves Roman Catholic congregations (women and men) with programs for: those in the many aspects of ministry of formation; those in initial formation; and all engaged in ongoing formation.
- Comprehensive directory and search engine for Catholic religious communities, diocesan vocation offices, and retreat houses in the USA.
Religious Vocation and Consecrated Life
- On the nature of religious and consecrated life, the relationship between religious life and holiness, and the difference between various religious orders.
Religious Vocations (UK)
- Offers information and guidance about the opportunities for people; links to communities and organisations that offer a wide variety of experiences for service and prayer, and articles and stories about ways to approach the complex decisions.
Roman Catholic Vocations
- Information and commentary on vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate, or Religious Life.
Southern Dominican Friars - Vocations
- Vocation information for men interested in exploring a possible vocation with the Southern Dominican friars - a catholic religious order with an 800 year history or preaching and teaching.
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
- A bilingual/multicultural major theologate in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Traditional Vocations Blog
- Vocations to Traditional societies and religious orders using the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Descriptions, photos, and videos.
Trappist Vocation: Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey
- Religious vocation to a Catholic, contemplative order in Oregon.
VISION Vocation Network for Catholic Vocations
- Vocation guides, a vocation matching service, and articles on vocation.
- Eight days of prayer for women discerning a call to become a Catholic Sister. Included is additional material related to religious life and spirituality.
- Catholic vocation resources for promoting and discerning vocations.
Vocations for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
- A site with information and encouragement for those who are discerning a vocation to diocesan priesthood or religious community life.
- Comprehensive site for information on Catholic vocations of priesthood, being a sister, being a brother, secular institutes, deaconate, lay ministry. Also includes discernment information and vocation FAQs for various ages.
- Canadian resource site answering the questions "How do I become a priest, brother, sister, missionary, consecreated lay person, or deacon?"
- Explore a vocation to the Priesthood, Religious Life, or Permanent Diaconate in the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Contains answers to your frequently asked questions, testimonials, and current events.
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