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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Latest News

Exciting Upcoming Events

Date Time Event Location Notes and RSVP Information
Friday
September 29, 2017
  SLU's Annual Vocation Fair   Additional details to come.
Saturday
September 30, 2017
10:00 am Mass for Consecrated Life            

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
4431 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson cordially invites you to attend the 2017 Mass for Cconsecrated Life! A reception will follow Mass in upper Boland Hall, adjacent to the Cathedral. The 2017 Jubilarians will be recognized at the Mass and reception! Please register at: http://archstl.org/rsvp-Mass-Cons-Life.
Thursday
October 12, 2017
6 pm CSJ Wine and Chocolate   Additional details to come.
Friday - Sunday
October 13-15, 2017
  The Beautiful Struggle of Daily Life - Conference Retreat Chiara Center
Franciscan Place of Spirituality
4875 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
2017 Chiara Center Conference Retreat with Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB. Our spiritual life is a treasure needing constant renewal and care. This retreat is an invitation to honor your soul’s need for reflection and replenishing one’s own spirit. Please see Beautiful Struggles for more information.
Sunday
October 15, 2017
10:00 am Annual White Mass Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
4431 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Catholic healthcare professionals are invited to the annual White Mass celebrated by Archbishop Carlson. A reception will follow Mass in Boland Hall. For more information please see below, call 314-792-7812, or visit archstl.org.
Sunday
October 15, 2017
2:30 pm Cathedral Concerts Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
4431 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
2017 - 2018 is Cathedral Concerts 25th Anniversary Season and we are happy to share free tickets to the concerts with the religious communities of the Archdiocese again! Please see below for more information, and for ticket requests please call Scott Kennebeck at 314-533-7662 or e-mail: skennebeck@cathedralstl.org.
Saturday
October 21, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm 2017 Pastoral Assembly Cardinal Rigali Center
20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Creating a Culture of Encounter in our Parishes: Pope Francis Guide to Holiness and Vocations. Refreshments and lunch provided to all participants. Please see below and Pastoral Assembly 2017.
Friday - Sunday
October 20-22, 2017
  Holiness Retreat Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
10341 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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 retreat 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. For more information or to register visit: Holiness Retreat. Contact Sr. Mary Michael, Carmel DCJ, with questions: (314)-965-7616 or vocations@carmelitedcj.org.
Sunday - Friday
October 22-27, 2017
  Come, Listen, Be, Receive - Directed Retreat Chiara Center
Franciscan Place of Spirituality
4875 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
The Directed Retreat includes solitude, prayer, and a one-on-one daily session with a Spiritual Director. You may choose to make it a 3, 4, or 5 day retreat. Pre-registration is required. Please see Directed Retreat 2017 for more information.

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