Religious Life

Men and Women Religious

Religious Life

The call to “religious life” in the Catholic Church—also known as “vowed life” or “consecrated life”—is a call to become more like Christ by living the values of prayer, ministry, and community. This call can be lived out in a number of unique ways. Yet all religious priests, sisters, and brothers take vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience, commonly called the “evangelical counsels.”

-National Religious Vocations Conference

Women Religious

Residing/Serving in the Diocese of Scranton

Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal
cnd-m.com

Nuns of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ Contemplative
passionistsnunscls.org
570-586-2791
Email

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sister Mindy Welding, IHM (Vocation Director)
sistersofihm.org
570-346-5414
Email

Little Sisters of the Poor
Sisters Kathleen, L.S.P. (Vocation Director)
littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org/vocations
570-343-4065

Religious Teachers Filippini
Sister Shirlee Tremont, MPF (Vocation Director)
filippiniusa.org
917-349-7935
Email

Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm 
Sister Mary O’Donovan, O.Carm. (Vocation Director)
carmelitesisters.com
518-537-5000

Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
Sister Madona Marie Harvath, OSF (Vocation Director)
bfranciscan.org
610-777-2967
Email

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Sister Marie Claude Salama, R.G.S.
570-702-5287

Sisters of the Mercy of the Americas
Sister Ivette Diaz, RSM (Vocation Minister)
sistersofmercy.org
610-664-6650 ext. 574
Email

Sisters of Christian Charity
Sister Bernadette McCauley (Vocation Director)
scceast.org
973-543-6528 ext. 274
Email

Sisters of Notre Dame
ssnd.org
Email

Sisters of St. Basil the Great
570-824-3973

Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius 
sscm.org
Email

Association of the Lay Faithful

Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth 
CapuchinSisters.com
570-836-2737

Men Religious

Residing/Serving in the Diocese of Scranton

Congregation of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 
Father Lee Havey, C.P. (Vocation Director)
thepassionists.org
570-347-5691
Email

Holy Cross Community
vocation.nd.edu

Society of Jesus Community
jesuitvocations.org

Oblates of Saint Joseph
osjusa.org/vocations

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter 
fssp.org/en/index.htm

I think I might be called to Consecrated Life.

What should I do?

Contact the vocation director for a particular community you are interested in or Father Don Williams, our Diocesan Director of Vocations and Seminarians, and he can help guide you.