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.


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

Latest News

Day of Prayer and Reflection on Saturday, September 12, 2015

Three Moments of the Day:
Morning Offering, Examen and Living the Eucharist

Cardinal Rigali Center

How To Register:
Phone: 314-792-7250
Cost: $20 for the day


 BIO: Fr. Christopher Collins, SJ is an assistant professor of Theological Studies and Director of the Catholic Studies Program at Saint Louis University. After his ordination in 2006 and before beginning doctoral studies, he served as a pastor for two years on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His publications include The Word Made Love: The Dialogical Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/ Benedict XVI (Liturgical Press, 2013) and Three Moments of the Day: Praying with the Heart of Jesus from Ave Maria Press, as well as articles in America, Review for Religious and The New Jesuit Review. Fr. Collins is also the Chair of the Board of the Apostleship of Prayer.

  • 9:00 to 9:30 am Registration
  • 9:30 to 10:30 am Conference #1 Morning Offering
  • 10:45 to 11:45 am Conference #2 Examen of Conscience
  • 12:00 to 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm Closing Conference #3 Living the Eucharist

Papa Palooza World Meeting of Families St. Louis - Saturday, September 19, 2015

World Meeting of Families St. Louis
September 19, 2015

On the Campus of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (near the Soccer Field)

“Papa-palooza” is our local celebration of the Philadelphia World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit. An afternoon of family fun, including celebration of Mass, dinner by P’sghetti’s, and a rollicking concert of praise and worship (and a few musical surprises) by St. Louis’ own Adam Bitter Band.

2 p.m.-4:15 p.m.—“Pope-pourri” of papal-themed and Bible-based Family Games with prizes and other outdoor activities, Catholic Exhibitors & a family gift-basket raffle

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.—Snacks and Refreshments for sale (not included with admission cost)

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.—Outdoor Mass on Soccer Field (fulfills Sunday obligation)

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.—Dinner by P’sghetti’s  (Raffle winner announced)

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.—Adam Bitter Band Concert on Soccer Field

$15 for Families
$10 Married Couple (without children)
$5 for Individuals

*Includes games, dinner for family, and admittance to Adam Bitter Band concert

All families are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs (some chairs and tables will be provided), small-scale outdoor games, and snacks/drinks for the family (no alcohol permitted).

QUESTIONS:   Contact Office of Laity and Family Life 314.792.7173 or 314.792.7170.


Symposium on Religious Life scheduled for November 13-14, 2015

Open to all religious, clergy and laity:

A Symposium on Religious Life is scheduled to be held November 13-14, 2015 at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri featuring a variety of exceptional speakers focusing on many aspects of religious life.

 See the attached flyer for details:   CMSWR A Symposium on Religious Life

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