Office of Consecrated Life

Welcome to the Office of Consecrated Life

 The Office of Consecrated Life acts as a liaison between the Archbishop and the men and women in various Institutes of consecrated life in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis by supporting the members of the Institutes in fulfilling their unique charism and undertaking their apostolic works.  The Office also works in collaboration with the Archdiocesan Office of Vocations to promote vocations to consecrated life.

 

What is Consecrated Life?

ImageCatholics are most familiar with the term consecration through their participation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass during which ordinary bread and wine are consecrated and become the Body and Blood of the Our Lord Jesus Christ.

To consecrate means to “set apart for the sacred”; in other words, it is a call to holiness.

 

Mission

The Office of Consecrated Life strives to carry out the Church's pastoral concern for the men and women in the consecrated life and to work with them to help achieve the goals set forth in the mission statement of the Archdiocese.

Its purpose is to serve:

  • consecrated men and women in areas essential to their spiritual and psychological growth;
  • the Archbishop when the director of the Office of Consecrated Life acts as his representative; and
  • the Archdiocese by supporting the apostolates of consecrated men and women accomplished in the context of the local Church.

Contact Us

To learn more about consecrated life or to contact the Office of Consecrated Life for any other reason, please contact us at:

Office of Consecrated Life
Archdiocese of St. Louis
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis MO 63119-5738
consecratedlife@archstl.org
314.792.7250

Listen to a Great Presentation on Virtues, Vices, and The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

by Dr. Eleonore Stump, Professor of Philosophy at St. Louis University at a recent Day of Prayer

     Dr. Stump - Capital Virtue.mp3

     Dr. Stump - Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.mp3

     Dr. Stump - Seven Deadly Sins.mp3

2016 Meeting of the Missouri Bishops and Major Superiors

 

Father James Mason, JD presented "Living in the Tension" at the 2016 Meeting of the Missouri Bishops and Major Superiors. We enjoyed a great day of meeting and discussion.

 

 

 

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Latest News

Exciting Upcoming Events

Date Time Event Location Notes and RSVP Information
Friday - Sunday
December 9-11, 2016
4 pm Friday -
12:30 pm Sunday
An Advent Retreat for Women Discerning a Call to Religious Life Imperial, MO Please see below and Advent 2016 Discernment Retreat STL. For more information please contact Sr. Virginia Herbers, ASCJ, at vocations@ascjus.org or 203-889-0408. Also see: Discernment Events 2016_17.
Saturday
December 10, 2016 and
Sunday
December 11, 2016
8:00 pm Saturday
and
2:30 pm Sunday
Cathedral Concerts - Christmas at the Cathedral Cathedral Basilica
of St. Louis
Please see below for more information about these concerts available Free for Religious. For tickets email concerts@cathedralstl.org or phone at 314-533-7662.
Friday - Sunday
January 13-15, 2017
  Holiness Retreat: “A Light to the Nations” Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
10341 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
A Christmas/New Year retreat. For young women ages 17-29. Please see retreats-events and below for more information. To register contact Sr. Mary Michael, Carmel DCJ: (314)965-7616 or vocations@carmelitedcj.org.
Friday - Monday
January 13-16, 2017
  Come and See! Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma invite you to experience our life of prayer and our life in common at our Come and See events! For more information please see below and email Sr. Rose Marie at vocation@rsmofalma.org and visit www.rsmofalma.org.

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Retreats with the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus:

For young women ages 17-29. Those attending will join the Sisters in praying the Divine Office, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and recreation. The retreats will also include talks given by the Sisters, time for silence and private prayer, and the opportunity to share with other young women serious about growing in holiness.
Retreat location: 10341 Manchester Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122
More information available at www.carmelitedcj.org/vocation/retreats-events.
To register contact Sr. Mary Michael, Carmel DCJ: (314)965-7616 or vocations@carmelitedcj.org.
Future 2017 retreat dates include January 13-15, March 3-5, and May 25-28.

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