Additional Resources
Additional Resources
Consecrated Life
Consecrated Life

All communities written in red are currently serving in and around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Those wishing to pursue a vocation to the consecrated life may want to start by speaking with vocation directors of these orders.

Vocations Websites

US Bishops Conference:
www.usccb.org/vocations
www.usccb.org/cclv

SERRA Club:
www.cincyserravocations.org

Knights of Columbus: 
www.kofc.org/vocations

NCDVD – National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors
www.ncdvd.org

NCCV – National Coalition of Church Vocations:
www.nccv-vocations.org

Guide to Religious Ministries
www.religiousministries.com

IRL – Institute for Religious Life
www.religiouslife.com

NRVC – National Religious Vocation Conference
www.nrvc.net

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious
www.cmswr.org

Hispanic Vocations Support
www.revistaoye.org

World Day of Vocations Messages
Pope John Paul II: www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/messages/vocations/index_en.htm
Pope Benedict XVI: www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/messages/vocations/index_en.htm 
Pope Francis:
vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/vocations/index.html

United States Conference of Secular Institutes
secularinstitutes.org

United States Association of Consecrated Virgins
consecratedvirgins.org

World Day for Consecrated Life Messages
Pope John Paul II: www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/messages/consecrated_life/index_en.htm
Pope Francis:
vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/consecrated_life/index.html

Financial Support for Seminarians and Religious
Knights of Columbus Vocations Scholarships and Seminarian Support Programs
www.kofc.org/un/eb/en/about/activities/church/vocations.html
Laboure Society
www.labouresociety.org

Seminary Websites
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West
www.athenaeum.edu
Pontifical College Josephinum
www.pcj.edu
Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary
www.archindy.org/bsb

 
 

II. Men’s Religious Orders

 IRL – Institute for Religious Life
www.religiouslife.com

NRVC – National Religious Vocation Conference
www.nrvc.net

Religious Ministries Guide Online
www.religiousministries.com

Selection of Local and National religious orders

Alexian Brothers (Chicago, IL)
www.alexianbrothers.org

The Augustinians (St. Thomas of Villanova, Philadelphia, PA)
www.augustinian.org

Barnabite Fathers (Bethlehem, PA) 
www.barnabites.com

Benedictine Monastery of Our Lady of Clear Creek (Hulbert, OK)
www.clearcreekmonks.org

Benedictine Monks – St. Andrew’s Abbey (Valyermo, CA)
www.valyermo.com

Benedictine Monks – St. Meinrad’s Abbey (St. Meinrad, IN)
www.saintmeinrad.org

Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis (Cincinnati, OH)
www.brothersofthepoorofsaintfrancis.org

Camaldolese Hermits (Holy Family Hermitage; Bloomingdale, OH)
www.camaldolese.org

Carmelite Hermits of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel (Christoval, TX)
www.carmelitehermits.org

Carmelites (Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) (Cody, WY) 
www.carmelitemonks.org

Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani (Trappist, KY)
www.monks.org

Cistercian Abbey of New Melleray (Peosta, IA)
www.newmelleray.org

The Comboni Missionaries (Cincinnati, OH)
www.combonimissionaries.org

De La Salle Christian Brothers (Napa, CA)
www.delasalle.org

Dominican Friars – Eastern Province (Washington, DC)
www.vocations.OPEast.org

Franciscan Friars of the Assumption of the BVM Province (Franklin, WI)
www.franciscan-friars.org

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (Bronx, NY)
www.franciscanfriars.com

Franciscan Friars, T.O.R. (Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province) (Loretto, PA)
www.franciscanstor.org

Franciscan Friars Minor Conventual (St. Bonaventure Province; Chicago, IL)
www.franciscancommunity.com

Franciscan Friars, St. John the Baptist Province (Cincinnati, Ohio)
www.franciscan.org

Glenmary Home Missioners (Fairfield, OH)
www.glenmary.org

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Chicago, IL)
www.institute-christ-king.org

Jesuits, Society of Jesus (Chicago, IL)
www.jesuit.org

The Knights of the Holy Eucharist (Waverly, NE)
knights.org

Legionaries of Christ (Roswell, GA)
www.legionariesofchrist.org

Marians of the Immaculate Conception (Stockbridge, MA)
www.marian.org

Marianists, Society of Mary (St. Louis, MO)
www.marianist.com

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers (Maryknoll, NY)
www.maryknoll.org

Mercedarians (Order of Our Lady of Mercy) (Philadelphia, PA)
www.orderofmercy.org

Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
www.cpps-preciousblood.org

Monastery of the Holy Cross (Society of St. John Chrysostom; Washington, DC)
www.rumkatkilise.org/stmhc.htm

Pious Union of St. Joseph (Grass Lake, MI)
www.piousunionofstjoseph.org

Oratory of St. Philip Neri (Cincinnati, OH) 
www.spncincinnati.com

Order of St. Camillus (Servants of the Sick; Milwaukee, WI)
www.camillians.org

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (South Abbington Township, PA)
www.fssp.com

Rosminians – Institute of Charity (Peoria, IL)
www.rosmini.org

Salesians of Don Bosco (Eastern Province; New Rochelle, NY)
www.salesians.org

Society of St. John Cantius (Chicago, IL)
www.canons-regular.org

Society of the Oblates of Wisdom (St. Louis, MO)
www.rtforum.org

The Vincentians (Eastern Province; Philadelphia, PA)
www.cmeast.org


  
III. Women’s Religious Orders

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious
www.cmswr.org

IRL – Institute for Religious Life
www.religiouslife.com

NRVC – National Religious Vocation Conference
www.nrvc.net

Religious Ministries Guide Online
www.religiousministries.com

Selection of Local and National Religious Orders

All Saints Sisters of The Poor
http://allsaintssisters.org

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
http://www.ascjus.org

Benedictine Sisters of Covington
www.stwalburg.org

Benedictine Sisters – St. Scholastica Monastery
www.osbchicago.org

Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
www.bfranciscan.org

Carmelite Nuns of Ancient Observance, Monastery of St. Therese
www.carmelite-nuns.com

Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirmed
www.carmelitesisters.com

Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (Central Province)
www.carmelitedcj.org

Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles (Steubenville, OH)
www.carmelitesistersocd.com

Congregation of the Humility of Mary
www.chmiowa.org

Congregation of Mary, Queen American Region
www.trihvuong.org

Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Mercy
www.queenmercysisters.org
facebook.com/queenmercysisters

Congregation of the Sisters of The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ (IHM)
www.ihmmcsisters.org
www.ihmguadaluperegion.org

Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
www.SisterFaustina.org

Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd
www.sistersofthegoodshepherdcontemplatives.com

Daughters of Divine Love Congregation
www.ddlcongregation.com

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters)
www.salesiansisters.org
www.salesiansisterswest.org

Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden
www.sistersolg.org

Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
www.dongmancoi.org

Daughters of Our Mother of Peace (Society of Our Mother of Peace)
www.marythefont.org

Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi
www.laconfranciscans.org

Daughters of St. Mary of Providence
www.dsmpic.org

Daughters of St. Paul
www.daughtersofstpaul.org

Discalced Carmelite Nuns
www.heartsawake.org

Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of Mobile
carmelitemonasterymobileal.com

Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of St. Therese of Lisieux
lorettocarmel.org

Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ
www.dljc.org

Dominican Cloistered Nuns, Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament
www.opnuns-fh.org

Dominican Nuns of Perpetual Rosary and Adoration
www.stjudemonastery.org

Dominican Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery
www.opbronx.org

Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne
www.hawthorne-dominicans.org

Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province
www.nutudamihn.org

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Ann Arbor
www.sistersofmary.org

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
www.msjdominicans.org

Dominican Sisters of the Presentation
www.presentation-op-usa.org

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, Nashville
www.nashvilledominican.org

Dominican Sisters, Immaculate Conception Province
www.sistersop.com

Felician Sisters (North American Province)
feliciansistersna.org

Franciscan Daughters of Mary
www.fdofmary.org

Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows
www.olpretreat.org

Franciscan Sisters of Christ the Divine Teacher
www.divineteacher.org

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
www.fscc-calledtobe.org

Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen
www.DillingenFranciscansUSA.org

Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist
www.sistersofjohnthebaptist.org

Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist
www.fsecommunity.org

Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate
www.franciscansoftheimmaculate.com

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
www.sfp-vocations.org or m.sfp-vocations.org (mobile site)

Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal
franciscansisterscfr.com

Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. (Third Order Regular) of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother
www.franciscansisters.org
www.facebook.com/FranciscanSistersTOR

Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus
www.handmaidsoftheheartofjesus.com

Handmaids of the Triune God
www.handmaidsjmj.org

Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary
www.thejosephhouse.org

Little Sisters of the Holy Family
www.holyfamilysrs.org

Little Sisters of the Poor, Baltimore Province*
www.littlesistersofthepoorbaltimore.org

Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln
www.mariansisters.org

Missionary Benedictine Sisters
www.norfolk-osb.org

Missionaries of Charity
www.cmswr.org/member_communities/MC.htm

Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians
www.scalabriniane.org

Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver
www.clavermissionarysisters.org

Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Hubbard, OH)
www.oblatesistersofshj.com

Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales
www.oblatesisters.org

Olivetan Benedictine Sisters
www.olivben.org

Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate
www.parishvisitorsisters.org

Passionist Monastery of St. Joseph (Whitesville, KY)
www.passionistnuns.org

Passionist Monastery of the Sacred Passion (Erlanger, KY)
www.erlangerpassionists.org

Pax Christi Sisters
www.paxchristisisterscc.org

Poor Clare Nuns
poorclare.org

Poor Clare Colettine Nuns (Cleveland, OH)
www.poorclarecolettines-cleveland.org

Poor Clares, Maria Regina Mater Monastery
www.thepoorclares.org

Poor Clares of Cincinnati
www.poorclarescincinnati.org

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration (Portsmouth, OH)
www.stjosephmonastery.com

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery
www.olamshrine.com

Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Sancta Clara Monastery (Canton, OH)
www.poorclares.org

Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan
www.rsmofalma.org

Religious Teachers Filippini (Pontifical Institute)
www.filippiniusa.org

Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick
www.sisterservantsofmary.org

Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of MatarĂ¡
www.ssvmusa.org (Provincial Website: English)
www.servidorasdelsenor.org (International Website: English, Spanish, Italian)

Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary
www.piercedhearts.org
www.corazones.org

School Sisters of Christ the King
www.cksisters.org

School Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
www.panhandlefranciscans.org

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
www.srcharitycinti.org

Sisters of Charity of Immaculate Conception
www.sistersofcharityic.com

Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church
www.sistersofcharity.com

Sisters of Christian Charity
www.scceast.org

Sisters of Divine Providence, Melbourne, Kentucky
www.cdpkentucky.org

Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ
www.ihmmcsisters.org

Sisters of Jesus Our Hope
www.sistersofjesusourhope.org

Sisters of Life
www.sistersoflife.org

Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church
www.sistersofmarymc.org

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
www.sistersofmercy.org

Sisters of Mercy, Alma, Michigan
www.rsmofalma.org

Sisters of Notre Dame
www.snd1.org

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Ohio Province
www.sndohio.org

Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows
www.ols.org

Sisters of Our Mother of Divine Grace
www.sistersmdg.org

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary of the Woods
www.spsmw.org

Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
www.sistersofreparation.org

Sisters of St. Ann
www.suoredisantanna.org

Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana
www.oldenburgfranciscans.org

Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration
www.ssfpa.org

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist
www.osfholyeucharist.org

Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George (Steubenville, OH)
www.altonfranciscans.org

Sisters of St. John (Community of St. John)
csjohn.org/the-sisters

Sisters of St. John the Baptist
www.baptistines.org

Sisters of St. Joseph
www.csjoseph.org

Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker (Walton, KY)
www.ssjw.org

Sisters of St. Rita
www.sistersofstrita.org

Sisters of the Good Shepherd
sistersofthegoodshepherd.com

Sisters of the Lamb of God
www.sistersofthelambofgod.org

Sisters of the Precious Blood
www.preciousbloodsistersdayton.org

Sister Servants of the Eternal Word
www.sisterservants.com

Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
www.ihmimmaculata.org

Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Wichita
www.sistersihmofwichita.org

Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
www.sacredheartsisters.org

Sisters of the Resurrection
www.resurrectionsisters.org

Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
www.franciscansisterspeoria.org

Society of St. Teresa of Jesus (Teresian Sisters)
www.teresians.org

Ursulines of Brown County
www.ursulinesofbc.org

Visitation Monastery of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
www.toledovisitation.org

 

IV. Public Associations of the Faithful

Children of Mary
www.childrenofmary.net

Regnum Christi
www.regnumchristi.org

IV. Secular Institutes and Apostolates
United States Conference of Secular Institutes
secularinstitutes.org

A: Secular Institutes for Women

Caritas Christi

www.ccinfo.org

Company of St. Ursula
www.companyofstursula.org

B: Secular Institutes for Men

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
sodalitium.us

C: Secular Institutes for Women and Men (varying states of life)

Community of the Beatitudes
www.beatitudes.us

Miles Jesu (Soldiers of Jesus)
www.milesjesu.com

Opus Dei
www.opusdei.org

D: Lay Associations

International Associations of the Faithful
vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/laity

Associates of the Congregation of Divine Providence
cdpkentucky.org/page/associate-community

Associates of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
srcharitycinti.org/assoc.htm

Association Jeanne Jugan (Little Sisters of the Poor)
littlesistersofthepoorcincinnati.org/association-jeanne-jugan

Children of Mary Lay Missionaries
childrenofmary.net/laymissionaries

Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Associates
sfp-usarea.org/get-involved/associates-are/

Lay Cistercians of Gethsemani (LCG)
laycisterciansofgethsemani.org/

Lay Dominicans
laydominicans.org

Lay Missionaries of Charity
laymc.com/

Lay Marianists
marianist.com/lay

Maryknoll Affiliates
maryknollaffiliates.org

Maryknoll Lay Missioners
mklm.org

Mercy Volunteer Corps (Sisters of Mercy)
mercyvolunteers.org

Notre Dame Associates
sndohio.org/join-us/Associates.cfm

Oblates of St. John
csjohn.org/oblates

Order of Discalced Carmelites, Secular
cincycarmelites.org

Order of St. Benedict Oblates
cincinnatioblates.org

Precious Blood Companions
cpps-preciousblood.org/companions.html

Saint Francis Third Order Confraternity of Penitents
franciscanthirdorderpenitents.com

Secular Franciscan Order
holytrinityregionofs.org

Third Order Carmelites
ocarm.org/en/content/ocarm/third-order

Ursuline Companions
ursulinesofbc.org/index.php/ursuline-companions/we-are-a

E: Lay Apostolates

Catholic Corps (Apostolate for Family Consecration)

www.afc.org

Communion and Liberation
stgertrude.org/CommLibMtg

Community of Saint Egidio
www.santegidio.org

Eagle Eye Ministries (Community of St. John)
eagleeyeministries.org>

Focolare
www.focolare.us

FOCUS Missionaries
focusoncampus.org

l’Arche
www.larcheusa.org

Neocatechumenate Way
www.camminoneocatecumenale.it

SALT Program (Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm)
carmelitesisters.com/salt-program

Schoenstatt
www.schoenstatt.org


 VI. Catholic Information
The Vatican homepage
www.vatican.va

Online Bibles

Fathers of the Church Writings
www.newadvent.org/fathers

Catechism of the Catholic Church
www.usccb.org

US Catholic Catechism for Adults
www.usccb.org

Papal Encyclicals
www.papalencyclicals.net/all.htm

Liturgy of the Hours
www.divineoffice.org

Eternal Word Television Network
www.ewtn.com

Catholic Answers Website
www.catholic.com

New Advent
www.newadvent.com

Bible Christian Society (Catholic Apologetics)
www.biblechristiansociety.com

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
www.salvationhistory.com

Ignatius Press
www.ignatius.com

St. Joseph Communications
www.saintjoe.com

Catholics United for the Faith
www.cuf.org

Crossroads Initiative
www.crossroadsinitiative.com

St. Therese Marian Vigil Society
www.vigilsociety.org

The Real Presence Association (Eucharistic Adoration)
www.therealpresence.org

Life Eternal
www.lifeeternal.org

Additional Catholic Links
www.newadvent.org/library/almanac_links.htm

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Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer
Vocations Director

(513) 421-3131 x.2890
(800) 686-2724

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Mr. Wayne Topp
Associate Director

(513) 421-3131 x.2891
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