• Franciscan Brothers of Peace

    Franciscan Brothers of Peace

    1289 Lafond Ave
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-2035
    651-646-8586
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  • Poor Clare Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

    Poor Clare Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

    1019 N Newhope Street
    Santa Ana, California 92703-1534
    714-554-8850
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  • Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word

    Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word

    5821 Old Leeds Rd
    Birmingham, Alabama 35210-2164
    205-271-2937
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  • Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

    Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

    8005 NW 316th Street
    Gower, Missouri 64454
    Fax: 866-848-1880
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  • Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of St. Therese of Lisieux

    Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Monastery of St. Therese of Lisieux

    PO Box 57
    Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940-0057
    814-472-8620
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  • Sister Servants of the Eternal Word

    Sister Servants of the Eternal Word

    3721 Belmont Road
    Irondale, Alabama 35210
    205-956-6760
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  • Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist

    Franciscan Sisters of John the Baptist

    1209 E. Lake Avenue
    Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616
    309-688-3500
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  • Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis

    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis

    740 NE Glen Oak Ave
    Peoria, Illinois 61603-3100
    309-655-2645
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  • Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln

    Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln

    6765 N. 112th Street
    Waverly, Nebraska 68462-9762
    402-786-2750
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  • Holy Resurrection Monastery

    Holy Resurrection Monastery

    300 S. 2nd Ave
    P.O. Box 276
    St. Nazianz, Wisconsin 54232
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  • Visitation Monastery of Toledo

    Visitation Monastery of Toledo

    1745 Parkside Blvd
    Toledo, Ohio 43607-1551
    419-536-1343
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  • Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa

    Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa

    Regina Pacis Convent
    2257 Hoen Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405
    707-230-2877
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Excellent formation opportunities and resources are invaluable for those discerning vocations to religious life as well as those in search of ongoing formation.  The Institute on Religious Life has many resources to offer out of its treasure trove from over the decades, from the Summer Vita Consecrata Institute for currently professed religious to articles, books, and audio courses.

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Vocation Search

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