Religious Life

Religious life has continually developed throughout history. Every religious order has its own charism, or special gift, which defines its mission and spirituality. A great number of religious orders exist throughout the world today, in a variety of forms: hermits, monks, cloistered nuns, mendicants, active apostolic religious, missionaries, and others.

 

See the contacts below for more information on some of the religious orders serving in the Diocese of Rochester:

 

COMMUNITIES OF WOMEN

 

 

Sisters of St. Joseph
www.ssjrochester.org
Vocation Director: Sister Donna Del Santo, SSJ

Sisters of Saint Joseph

150 French Road

Rochester, NY  14618-3822

Cell:  585-733-4422

Office:  585-641-8122

email:  vocations@ssjrochester,org

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SistersofSaintJosephofRochester

We define our lives through prayer, community, and service.

https://youtu.be/vuduiuVOUnM  "The Possibility of Knowing"

 

 

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
www.mercynyppaw.org

Vocation Director: Sister Laurie Orman, RSM

Sisters of Mercy
1437 Blossom Road

Rochester, NY  14610

email:  lorman@mercynyppaw.org

phone:  585-288-2710 ext. 118

cell:  585-489-6130
 
 

Discalced Carmelites
Carmelite Monastery of Rochester

1931 W. Jefferson Road

Pittsford, NY  14534

phone:  585-427-7094

Mother Therese Marie of Jesus Crucified, OCD, Prioress
 

 

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
www.alleganyfranciscans.org
Motherhouse

115 E. Main Street

Allegany, NY  14706-1396

email:  fsa@fsallegany.org

phone:  716-373-0200

 

 

School Sisters of Notre Dame

www.ssnd.org

Villa Assumpta

6401 N. Charles St.

Baltimore, MD  21212

phone:  410-377-7774

 

COMMUNITIES OF MEN

 

 

Basilian Fathers at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
445 Kings Highway South

Rochester, NY  14617
585-266-1288 
Rev. Paul English, CSB, Rector

email:  fenglish@dor.org

 

 

Benedictines at Mount Saviour Monastery

www.msaviour.org

231 Monastery Road

Pine City, NY  14871-9787
phone:  607-734-1688

email:  info@msaviour.org
 

 

Capuchin Friars of the Province of St. Mary
Rev. Bernard Maloney, OFM Cap., Superior
St. Fidelis Friary
7790 County Road 153
Interlaken, NY 14847
607-532-4423

 

 

Carmelite Fathers
585-266-2560

 

 

Cistercians of the Strict Observance

www.geneseeabbey.org

Abbey of the Genesee

Rt. Rev. Gerard D'Souza, Abbot

3258 River Road

Piffard, NY  14533

phone:  585-243-0660  

community@geneseeabbey.org

 

 

Missionaries of the Precious Blood

Rev. John Colacino, CPPS

1261 Highland Avenue

Rochester, NY  14620

585-244-2692

jcolacino@sjfc.edu

 

 

The Redemptorists
www.notredameretreat.org

email:  ndretreat@rochester.rr.com

phone:  585-394-5700

 

 

Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

www.jesuit.org
email:  vocations@nysj.org

phone:  585-698-9981

 

 

For additional information on religious ministry go to www.religiousministries.com