Religious Orders

When trying to decide on which religious order to join many options are available.  Click the link to learn about different religious orders throughout the country.


Women's Religious Orders


Men's Religious Orders


Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

 Live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience, to live a life in common, to serve the Church, to pray, to practice self-denial, and to have a certain spirituality and devotion, all in imitation of Christ and Our Lady.

St. Benedict's Abbey

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 The monks of St. Benedict's Abbey live according to the Rule of St. Benedict, praying and working for the glory of God and the good of the world. 
Discalced Carmelite Nuns San Antonio  Dedicated to a life of unceasing prayer; a gift of loving service in and for the Church and the world today.

Fathers of Mercy

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 The following of Christ and the perfection of the individual members through our apostolate for the propagation of the Faith and the salvation of souls. 

Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

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Contemplative Focus, Active Apostolate, Strong Community Life, Love of the Church 

St. Michael's Abbey 

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Immersed in the 900 year tradition of our order, we Norbertine Fathers live monastic common life of liturgical prayer and care for souls. 
Marian Sisters  The Marian Sisters are a community dedicated to serving God and the Church in the Diocese of Lincoln.  We serve in various apostolates of education, health care, and social work.  Doing God's will joyfully we seek to imitate Mary and St. Francis in all we do.  Carmelite Monks The particular charism of the Carmelite monks rests on four pillars that are essential to their identity.  Filial union with the Blessed Virgin, the rule of St. Albert, the extraordinary form of the Carmelite Liturgy, and the spirituality of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross
Benedictine Sisters of Mary, Queen of Apostles United with Our Lady at the foot of the Cross, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, seek above all else, a life of union with God in prayer as guided by the Rule of St. Benedict Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey Benedictine Monastery in the Solesmses Congregation dedicated to contemplative prayer with an emphasis on the solemn celebration of the liturgy
Religious Sisters of Mercy Under the patronage of Our Lady of Mercy, the Religious Sisters of Mercy strive to perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy under the protection of St. Thomas Aquinas seeking the convergence between the mercy of God and the misery of mankind.  Capuchin Franciscans Let us strive to give priority to a life of prayer, especially contemplative prayer, to cultivate, together with a spirit of minority, radical poverty, both personal and communal; and out of love of the Lord's cross, to manifest a life of austerity and joyful penance ...
Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George Seeking to make the merciful love of Christ visible. Franciscan Friars of the Renewal The primary mission of our community is a wholehearted embracing of Jesus Christ and our Holy Father St. Francis
Sisters of Life The Sisters of Life is a contemplative/active religious community founded for the protection of and enhancement of the sacredness of human life.  Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Disciples of Jesus through Mary living in Marian-Trinitarian Communion serving Ecclesial Family Teams in areas of deepest apostolic need
Abbey of St. Walburga A community of Benedictine Contemplative Nuns. Order of Preachers To contemplate and to share the fruits of contemplation.  To meet Christ and to bring Him to others.