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

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

Latest News

Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Site Events

Date Time Event Location Notes
Feb. 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.
Feb. 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.
Feb. 9, 2016
7:30 PM Day of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - ending with Benediction at 7:30 PM Redemptoristine Nuns
200 Liguori Dr.
Liguori, MO 63057
A day of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - ending with Benediction at 7:30pm.
March 19, 2016
10:00 AM Holy Mass Passionist Nuns
15700 Clayton Rd.
Ellisville, MO 63011
Msgr. Gregory Mikesch will be celebrating 10 am Mass with a Homily for the Year of Mercy.


World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016

The World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in Rome by Pope Francis on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 and in parishes on the weekend of February 6-7, 2016.  February 2 was instituted by Saint John Paul II in 1997 as a day of prayer for religious women and men.  This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2.  This feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world.  So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. 

Please pray for the 1,800 consecrated religious men and women in the Archdiocese who have generously responded to God’s gift of their vocation.  

 Parish resources for the promotion of this special observance are available on the USCCB website

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