Vocations In The Church
Manresa House is a place for discernment, hospitality, conversation and spirituality. Here at Manresa House, we are concerned with helping students and staff consider and discern where they feel God might be leading them in their life journey. We hope to be a resource for people at any step in the journey, whether you just want to learn more or whether you feel ready to commit.
For more information, visit the Manresa House at 58 College Road, or contact Fr. Devino.
The Society of Jesus: Becoming a Jesuit
The Society of Jesus is a Roman Catholic international religious order of some 20,000 men on six continents and in 124 countries throughout the world. Members of the Society of Jesus (or Jesuits) might be either priests, brothers or scholastics who are studying to become priests. A man becomes a Jesuit after a two-year novitiate program at the end of which he pronounces perpetual vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Jesuits work in parish and retreat ministry, in high schools and colleges. They may be found working as lawyers and doctors, psychologists and counselors, writers and journalists, theologians and philosophers, researchers and scientists. In short, Jesuits do all kinds of work. Their mission is everywhere and always the promotion of faith in Jesus Christ and the justice demanded by that faith. Jesuits seek to make Christ's Kingdom available to our times. They are men with a singular passion: to do the world a world of good. more info
The Archdiocese of Boston: A Diocesan Priest
"A vocation to priesthood or religious life is a gift from God and a blessing for the Church. A life dedicated to the service of the Lord and His people is filled with joy and a true sense of mission. May our hearts and minds always be open to the words of Jesus given to each one of us, 'Come, follow me'."
- Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
Also, check out Consecrated Life; this website was created to provide information specifically for women discerning religious life in the Roman Catholic Church.
Religious Communities in the Archdiocese
- Bernadine Franciscan Sisters
- Brotherhood of Hope
- Capuchin Franciscans
- Cistercian Nuns (Trappistines)
- Columban Sisters
- Congregation of Christian Brothers
- Daughters of St. Paul
- Discalced Carmelites of Boston
- Dominican Sisters of Peace
- Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
- Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
- Friars of Atonement
- Holy Cross Priests and Brothers
- Holy Union Sisters
- Little Brothers of St. Francis
- Little Sisters of the Poor
- Marist Brothers
- Medical Missionaries of Mary
- Poor Clares
- Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
- Sisters of Charity of Montreal, Grey Nuns
- Sisters of the Good Shepherd
- Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus
- Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
- The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
- Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston