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.

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

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

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.

Latest News

Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Site Events

Date Time Event Location Notes
July 1, 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.
July 3, 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
June 24 - 26, 2016 Friday – Sunday Vocation Retreat: "MORE Weekend" St. Louis The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Vocation Team invites women ages 18-35 interested in religious life to join us for a weekend event in St. Louis, June 24-26. Please see below and or contact Sr. Amy Hereford at
June 29, 2016
7:15 pm St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals Busch Stadium
St. Louis, MO
The Serra Club of St. Louis is offering free Cardinals tickets for all Religious on June 29th! Come early to see Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Sister Christian Price, ASCJ, throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Please contact Michael A. Gerritzen ASAP at or 314-231-2786 with the number of tickets you would like to request.
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
July 17, 2016
2:30 pm Cathedral Concert in memory of Msgr. Joseph Pins Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
4431 Lindell Blvd. 63108
Tickets are free to members of Religious orders in the Archdiocese. A reception and silent auction follow in Boland Hall. Please see the flyer below and For tickets or questions please call 314-533-7662.
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:

MORE Weekend
Start: Jun 24, 2016
End: Jun 26, 2016

One with God and Neighbor
Reflection and Prayer

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Vocation Team invites women ages 18-35 interested in religious life to join us for a weekend event in St. Louis, June 24-26.
MORE Weekend is an opportunity for sisters and interested women to share time in community, prayer and volunteer ministry.
We will have a time for ministry at two volunteer sites where sisters are active: Marian Middle School and an organic garden.
We will explore the core value of the Sisters of St. Joseph: being one with God and neighbor. Our congregation is oriented to the unifying love of God and to bringing about our oneness with God and oneness with neighbor.
There will be time for reflection and prayer with the sisters. We will focus on discernment and the call to unifying love.
And finally, there will be time to engage with the sisters in community, meals and celebration.
If you are interested in religious life and are interested in MORE Weekend, contact Sister Amy Hereford at or for more details.
Check out the CSJ Vocation Team's website at

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