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

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

Father Roger Landry at the 2015 Meeting of the Missouri Bishops and Major Superiors

Click here to link to Father Landry's Conferences and Homily:

  • Conference 1: Becoming "Ministers of Mercy Above All" through the Year of Mercy
  • Conference 2: Keeping the World Awake after the Year of Consecrated Life
  • Conference 3: Pope Francis and the Priority of Strengthening the Family
  • Homily: “Ecclesia Semper Reformanda” for the Feast of St. John Lateran


Click here to view the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal video, The Courage to Love.

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Latest News

Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Site Events

Date Time Event Location Notes
August 5, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 pm 1st Friday Holy Hour Monastery of St. Clare
200 Marycrest Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63129
1st Friday Holy hour every month for vocations.  For this Year of Mercy, the Mercy Chaplet will be included.
August 7, 2016
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet The Carmel of St. Joseph
9150 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63124
The Sisters will sing the Divine Mercy Chaplet on the first Sunday of every month during this Holy Year.  The public are invited to join for the chaplet at 3 pm.

Exciting Upcoming Events

Date Time Event Location Notes and RSVP Information
July 2016 Mondays Sequela Christi 10341 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Mondays in July 2016: A series of volunteer days including the opportunity to join in the apostolate, prayer, and recreation of the Carmelites D.C.J. For girls in their sophomore year of high school and older. A schedule of the afternoon and more information is available on our website at
September 17, 2016
8:30 am -
12 noon
“Why Johnny Can’t Put His Cell Phone Down" Mini-Retreat Workshops Liguori Hall at
St. Gerard Majella Parish
1969 Dougherty Ferry Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
Please see below and Mini Retreat Workshop Series.pdf. All are welcome. No registration is necessary, and admission is free. For more information, contact Deacon Jim Russell at 314-792-7173 or
October 22, 2016
9 am -
9 pm
JESUS CHRIST, the FACE of the FATHER, “RICH IN MERCY” (Eph 2:4) A Symposium Cardinal Rigali Center The symposium will feature speakers addressing the mercy of God encountering the misery and needs of mankind.  Please see below and Jesus Christ -- Rich in Mercy Symposium.pdf for more information.  To register:

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