Religious Life

Religious Orders of Women in our Diocese

Religious Orders of Women in our Diocese

Here is a list of religious orders of women who presently serve in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  You may wish to contact them directly to get more specific information. If you wish to receive A Guide to Religious Ministries for Catholic Men and Women, a...

Religious Orders of Men in our Diocese

Religious Orders of Men in our Diocese

Here is a list of religious orders of men who presently serve in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. You may wish to contact them directly to get more specific information. If you wish to receive A Guide to Religious Ministries for Catholic Men and Women, a comprehensive...

What is Religious Life?

What is Religious Life?

Consecrated Life, or religious life, is a vocation in which members live in a community with a shared apostolate (or mission), charism (the particular expression of the community’s life, the community’s “culture”), and spirituality. All religious profess the vows of...

Life of a Religious

Life of a Religious

Apostolic religious life is a form of consecrated life within the Church wherein the members profess vows of chastity, poverty and obedience within a Congregation or Community approved by the Church. Shared community life is an integral part of this form of...

5 Signs of a Religious Vocation

5 Signs of a Religious Vocation

Five Signs Religious Life Might Be Right For You By Sister Colleen Therese Smith, A.S.C.J. Not long ago a young woman posed this question to me: “Does God send signs?” She had been praying to God for a very specific sign that would alleviate any doubt in her mind once...

Frequently Asked Questions for Priesthood or Religious Life

Frequently Asked Questions for Priesthood or Religious Life

30 popular questions, answered by Fr. Chuck Dornquast. Questions? Email spvocation@dosp.orgThere are many different ways God calls people. You don’t have to wait for a lightning bolt or a supernatural vision. Most often the call from God is found deep within your own...

A Living Sacrifice: Guidance for Men Discerning Religious Life

A Living Sacrifice: Guidance for Men Discerning Religious Life

A comprehensive guide to help men discern if God is calling them to religious life. Written by Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. and Fr. Andrew Hofer. O.P.

Discerning Religious Life – by Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR

Discerning Religious Life – by Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR 

A comprehensive guide to help women discern Religious Life with clarity, confidence, and joy. Foreword by Cardinal Dolan.

The Office of Vicar for Religious

The Office of Vicar for Religious is structured to maintain a bond between the Bishop of St. Petersburg and the communities of Religious women and men within the Diocese. It is primarily an office of service:  to the local Ordinary when the Vicar acts as his representative; to the Religious in areas essential to their spiritual and psychological growth; to the Diocese by supporting, in whatever ways possible, the apostolic and prayerful ministries in which the Religious are engaged.

Websites to help you discern your vocation

ReligiousBrothers.org
CloisteredLife.com