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
Sister Donna Del Santo, SSJ
Vocation Director

Sisters of Saint Joseph
150 French Road
Rochester, NY  14618-3822
Cell:  585-733-4422
Office:  585-641-8122
email:  [email protected],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
Sister Laurie Orman, RSM
Vocation Director

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
Reverend Paul English, CSB
Rector
fr.paul.english@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
St. Fidelis Friary
7790 County Road 153
Interlaken, NY 14847
607-532-4423
Reverend Bernard Maloney, OFM Cap.
Superior

Carmelite Fathers
585-266-2560

Cistercians of the Strict Observance
www.geneseeabbey.org
Abbey of the Genesee
3258 River Road
Piffard, NY  14533
phone:  585-243-0660
community@geneseeabbey.org
Right Reverend Gerard D’Souza
Abbot

Missionaries of the Precious Blood
1261 Highland Avenue
Rochester, NY  14620
585-244-2692
Reverend John Colacino, CPPS
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