pirests and sisters stand on the altar of the cathedral of saint andrew during a blessing during the mass for consecrated religious life in sept. 2015

Consecrated Religious Life

Do you have questions or wish to learn more about life as a consecrated religious? Here, you will find links to information about and contact information for religious congregations of women and men serving in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, along with information about what consecrated religious life is.
If you have general questions about a vocation to religious life, please contact the Office of Priestly Vocations and Continuing Formation of Clergy.

Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus (CDCJ)

Director of Vocations:
Sister Maria Giuseppe
Provincial Superior
1230 Kavanaugh Place
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 453-4040

Local website: https://stannshome.com/
National website: http://www.carmelitedcjnorth.org/index.html

Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist (FSE)

Sister Margaret Dahl, FSE
11600 Downes St.
Lowell, MI 49331
Phone: 616-897-5590

Sister Mary Elizabeth Endee, FSE
Director of Vocations
405 Allen Ave.
Meriden, CT 06451
Phone: 203-238-2243

Local website: www.lifeprocesscenter.org
National website: www.fsecommunity.org

Consolata Missionary Sisters (MC)

Director of Vocations:
6801 Belmont Avenue
P.O. Box 371

Carmelite Nuns, Discalced (OCD)

Director of Vocations:
(616) 691-7764

Local website: http://www.carmelitenuns.org/welcome.html

Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids (OP)

Director of Vocations:
Sister Chela Gonzalez, OP
2025 Fulton Street East
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3811

Local website: http://www.grdominicans.org/

Servants of Jesus (SJ)

Director of Vocations:
Corinne Weiss, SJ
3142 Weiss Apt A.
Saginaw, MI 48602

Associate Program
Sr. Jean Marie Wojtas, SJ
131 D West Pine Lake Drive
Newaygo, MI 49337

Local website: http://servantsofjesusmi.org/

Sisters of Mercy (RSM)

Director of Vocations:
No specific director of vocations is listed.
You may use this form to contact them: http://www.sistersofmercy.org/contact-us/#become-a-sister

National website: http://www.sistersofmercy.org/

Sisters of Saint Paul De Chartres (SPC)

Director of Vocations:
Sister Gloria Schultz:
1300 Co. Rd. 492
Marquette, MI 49855

National website: http://www.sistersofstpaulusa.org/

Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (SSCJ)

Director of Vocations:
Sr. Mary Joseph Carole, SSCJ

Trinitarians of Mary (TM)

Director of Vocations:
Sister Rita Kelly, TM
62 N. Marble Rd.
Lowell, MI 49331

National website: http://www.trinitariansofmary.org/WEBSITE_ENGLISH/Home.html

Paulist Fathers (CSP)

Director of Vocations:
Reverend Dat Tran

Local website: cathedralofsaintandrew.org
National website: http://www.paulist.org/

Redemptorist Brothers and Fathers (C.Ss.R)

Director of Vocations:
Reverend Matthew Allman, C.Ss.R.

Local website: http://stalphonsusgr.org/
National website: https://redemptorists.net/our-history.cfm

Dominican Brothers and Fathers (OP)

Reverend Jude McPeak, O.P.

Local websites: https://www.aquinas.edu/campus-ministry

National website: http://opcentral.org/

Consecrated Virginity

The dignity and vocation of women is realized in a special way through consecrated virginity. Consecrated virginity within the world is different from the lives of active religious sisters who live out vows of poverty and obedience within a religious community. Under the guidance of their bishop, consecrated virgins develop a plan or rule of life that will best allow them to serve the Church according to their own natural and spiritual gifts. Through their life among us in the world, consecrated virgins are a sign of the Church's love for Christ and of the life that will be ours in the kingdom of heaven.

To learn more, visit theUnited States Association of Consecrated Virgins website, or contact Marge Giesken, a consecrated virgin living and serving in our diocese, at mgiesken@yahoo.com.