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

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
Friday
September 2, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 pm 1st Friday Holy Hour Poor Clares Monastery Chapel
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.
Sunday
September 4, 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.
Sunday
October 23, 2016
1:30 - 4:30 pm Life in the Spirit Seminar to close the Year of Mercy  

God's Love - Bishop Hermann
Salvation - Cathy Whitlock

Poor Clares Monastery Chapel
200 Marycrest Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63129
This Seminar is free, but pre-registration is appreciated. You may register at:
Catholic Renewal Center
1406 S. Sappington Road
Crestwood, MO 63126
314-801-8688 or email: catholicrenewal@archstl.org
Sunday
October 30, 2016
1:30 - 4:30 pm Life in the Spirit Seminar to close the Year of Mercy  

New Life - Cheryl Nelson
Receiving God's Gifts - Msgr. Griesedieck

Poor Clares Monastery Chapel
200 Marycrest Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63129
This Seminar is free, but pre-registration is appreciated. You may register at:
Catholic Renewal Center
1406 S. Sappington Road
Crestwood, MO 63126
314-801-8688 or email: catholicrenewal@archstl.org
Sunday
November 6, 2016
1:30 - 4:30 pm Life in the Spirit Seminar to close the Year of Mercy  

Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Growth - Jane Guenther
Mass of Thanksgiving - Bishop Hermann

Poor Clares Monastery Chapel
200 Marycrest Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63129
This Seminar is free, but pre-registration is appreciated. You may register at:
Catholic Renewal Center
1406 S. Sappington Road
Crestwood, MO 63126
314-801-8688 or email: catholicrenewal@archstl.org

Exciting Upcoming Events

Date Time Event Location Notes and RSVP Information
Sunday
September 11, 2016
10:00 am Blue Mass for Emergency Responders Cathedral Basilica
of St. Louis
All are welcome. Celebrated by Archbishop Carlson. Please see below and for more information visit archstl.org/bluemass.
Saturday
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 Flyer.pdf. All are welcome. No registration is necessary, and admission is free. For more information, contact Deacon Jim Russell at 314-792-7173 or jimrussell@archstl.org.
Friday
September 30, 2016
8:00 am -
3:00 pm
2nd Annual Vocations Fair The Clock-tower at SLU
(Rain Location: BSC)
Please see below and 2016 Vocations Fair Flyer.pdf. All are welcome. Holy Mass will be celebrated by Fr. David Meconi, SJ at 11:30 am with lunch to follow.
Saturday
October 1, 2016
10 am Mass for Consecrated Life Cathedral Basilica The 2016 Jubilarians will be recognized at the Mass and reception.
Saturday
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: http://archstl.org/mercysymposium.

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson cordially invites you to attend
the 2016
MASS FOR CONSECRATED LIFE

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:00 AM
Cathedral Basilica
4431 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO  63108

A reception will follow Mass in upper Boland Hall, adjacent to the Cathedral.

 The 2016 Jubilarians will be recognized at the Mass and reception.

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