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 office: Sr. Donna DelSanto
585-641-8122
vocations@ssjrochester.org
Spirituality, service and community.

 

 

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
www.mercynyppaw.org

 

Sister Phyllis Zaworski, RSM

Vocation Minister
Sisters of Mercy
625 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220-2092
email:  pmzrsm@aol.com
phone # 716-825-5531 ext. 424
fax # 716-826-1518
cell # 585-269-8862
 
Angie Giuffre
Vocations Promotion Minister
Sisters of Mercy
323 Hazzard Street
Jamestown, NY 14701-8107
email:  mercymag@yahoo.com
cell # 716-499-9161

 

Institute Website: www.sistersofmercy.org

 

Discalced Carmelites
www.carmelitesofrochester.org
Mother Therese Marie of Jesus Crucified, OCD, Prioress
585-427-7094

 

 

Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
www.alleganyfranciscans.org
Sr. Chris Treichel, OSF
315-252-7271
cjtreichel@aol.com

 

 

Monastery of Mary the Queen
Dominican Contemplative Nuns

A group of women seeking God in mutual trust, respect and love...in
continuity with the monastic tradition...
1310 W Church St
Elmira, NY 14905-1998
(607) 734-9506
http://monasteryofmarythequeen.op.org/

 

 

School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sr. Janice Nadeau, SSND

585-247-7876

jnadeaussnd@aol.com

atlanticmidwest.org

 

 

COMMUNITIES OF MEN

 

 

Basilian Fathers
Rev. Morgan Rice, CSB
585-266-1288  ext. 1400
ricemv@yahoo.com

www.basilian.org

 

 

Benedictines at Mount Saviour Monastery
The Monastery of Mount Saviour is a community of monks striving to live a simple, genuine and full monastic life according to the Scriptures and the Rule of St. Benedict.
607-734-1688
www.msaviour.org

 

 

Capuchin Friars of the Province of St. Mary
Rev. John Tokaz, 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
Abbey of the Genesee

Br. M. Anthony Weber, OCSO

Vocation Director

585-243-0660  ext. 19

AnthonyWeber@GeneseeAbbey.org
www.geneseeabbey.org

 

 

Missionaries of the Precious Blood

Rev. John Colacino, CPPS

1261 Highland Avenue

Rochester, NY  14620

585-461-0318

jcolacino@sjfc.edu

 

 

Holy Cross Priests

Rev. Donald Haycock, CSC

St. Lawrence Church

1000 N. Greece Road

Rochester, NY  14626

585-723-1350  ext. 209

 

 

The Redemptorists
www.ndretreat.org

 

 

Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
www.jesuit.org
vocations@nysj.org

 

 

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