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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PASTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITION

St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville is seeking a consecrated religious woman for its Pastoral Associate Position. In addition to working closely with the pastor and pastoral team, this person will work cooperatively with the Women’s Ministry Team, the Bereavement Caregivers, the Parish Health Ministry Group, the Faith Enrichment Program, the Baptismal Preparation Program, Communion to the homebound and hospital visitation. The Pastoral Associate is a resource person for the PSR faculty and staff and visits classrooms at St. Joseph School and the Parish School of Religion program. Salary and compensation follow Archdiocesan guidelines for Religious. Send resume and two references to: Msgr. James P. Callahan, 1355 Motherhead Road, St. Charles, Mo. 63304.

 

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Latest News

Exciting Upcoming Events

Date Time Event Location Notes and RSVP Information
Friday - Saturday
February 17-18, 2017
Friday 6:00 pm - Saturday 4:30 pm Convent Crawl 2017 - Vocation Retreat St. Louis, MO The Association of St. Louis Vocation Directors invites you to a weekend to learn about Religious Life by meeting Sisters from 7 congregations and visiting 3 convents. Please see flyer below and Convent Crawl Feb 2017. For more information, e-mail Sr. Pam Falter at srpam@fsolph.org. Register on event website: http://bit.ly/2gpsm41.
Friday - Monday
February 17-20, 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.
Friday
February 24, 2017
8:00 pm Cathedral Concerts - St. Louis Collegiate Choirs Concert 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
February 24-26, 2017
Friday 4 pm - Sunday 1 pm Heart Speaks to Heart - Vocation Discernment Retreat Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Queen of Apostles Spirituality Center
Imperial, MO
For any woman aged 18-30 who is interested in learning more about discerning a vocation in life and exploring the possibility of living religious life. For more information, check the ASCJUS website at http://www.ascjus.org/called-to-be-an-apostle/discernment or contact the Apostles at vocations@ascjus.org. Please see below, STL retreat Feb 2017.pdf, and Discernment Events 2016_17.
Friday - Sunday
March 3-5, 2017
  Holiness Retreat Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
10341 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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.
Tuesday
March 7, 2017
9:15 am - 11 am “Lent-Conforming Your Life to Christ” Lenten Morning of Prayer Queen of Apostles Spiritual Life Center
800 Montebello Camp Rd.
Imperial, MO
“Lent-Conforming Your Life to Christ” Lenten Morning of Prayer presented by Fr. John Schmidt, C.Ss.R., Director and Rector of St. Clement Health Care Center, Liguori. Light breakfast is available from 8:45 am-9:15 am. Religious are invited as guests, but please register so we have an accurate count. Please see below and Lent-Conforming Your Life to Christ.pdf. For more information and to register online: www.queen-of-apostles.com or contact Sr. Catherine Antinora, ASCJ, at cantinora@ascjus.org or 314-602-5345 by March 2.
Monday - Saturday
April 24-29, 2017
9 am - 5 pm daily A Sacred Art Workshop Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma
Alma, MI
The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma invite you to attend this special, week-long, Illuminated Prayer Workshop! For more information please see below and contact Sr. Joseph Marie, RSM at 989-463-6035 ext. 1, and visit www.rsmofalma.org.
Friday - Sunday
June 2-4, 2017
Friday 4:30 pm - Sunday 3 pm Sacred Heart Family Camp 2017 Given by Sacred Heart Sisters,
Held at Eagle Hurst Ranch in Steelville, MO
Sacred Heart Family Camp is a Retreat for Mom and Dad, children and youth (Age 4 - college). The Family Retreat is given by the Sacred Heart Sisters, and Priests on the staff, through presentations, recreation, discussions, reception of the Sacraments, and quiet prayer. For more information please see below and 17 Family Camp Registration Form.pdf.

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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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