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
Sunday
October 2, 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.
Friday
October 7, 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
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
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
10:00 am Mass for Consecrated Life Cathedral Basilica
of St. Louis
The 2016 Jubilarians will be recognized at the Mass and reception at Boland Hall. Please see below for more information. To register: http://archstl.org/rsvp-Mass-Cons-Life.
Sunday
October 2, 2016
10:00 am Red Mass for judges, prosecutors, attorneys, law school professors and students, and government officials Cathedral Basilica
of St. Louis
You are invited to attend the 2016 Archdiocesan Red Mass followed by a reception at Boland Hall. The Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, will serve as homilist for the Red Mass. Please see below for more information.
Thursday
October 6, 2016
7:30 pm 21st Annual Peter Richard Kenrick Lecture Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Auditorium Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Hosts 21st Annual Lecture: Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, Archbishop of St. Paul & Minneapolis, will present on the topic, “Canon Law: a Tool for Renewal and Reform?” Send reservations requests to angeles@kenrick.edu or call 314-792-6100. Please see below for more information.
Thursday
October 6, 2016
8:00 pm Cathedral Concerts - Chanticleer 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 - Monday
October 7-10, 2016
  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 - Sunday
October 14-16, 2016
  Holiness Retreat: “One Who Loves Us” Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
10341 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
A retreat with St. Teresa of Avila and her lessons on prayer. 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.
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.
Sunday
October 30, 2016
10:00 am White Mass, associated with St. Luke, the patron of physicians and surgeons Cathedral Basilica
of St. Louis
Healthcare professionals are invited to the annual White Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow Mass in Boland Hall near the Cathedral. Please see below for more information.
Saturday
November 12, 2016
8:30 am -
12 noon
“Why Johnny Can’t Put His Cell Phone Down" Mini-Retreat Workshops:  What Parents Ought to Know about the Hottest Social Media Apps Teens are Using 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.
Saturday
December 3, 2016
8:30 am -
12 noon
“Why Johnny Can’t Put His Cell Phone Down" Mini-Retreat Workshops:  Is Electronic Media Making us Smarter? What Teachers and Psychological Testing are Telling Us 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.

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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.

To register: http://archstl.org/rsvp-Mass-Cons-Life.

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Red Mass

You are invited to attend the 2016 Archdiocesan Red Mass to be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception at Boland Hall.

The Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, will serve as homilist for the Red Mass. Archbishop Lori is known nationally for his proclamation that religious freedom is an inalienable right in the United States. He is a courageous voice for religious liberty.

The Red Mass is celebrated annually for judges, prosecutors, attorneys, law school professors and students, and government officials. Through the Mass, the Church asks the guidance of the Holy Spirit for all who are servants of justice.

You may direct any questions to Jennifer Stanard, Vice Chancellor, at 314.792.7812 or stanard@archstl.org.

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Holiness Retreat: “One Who Loves Us”

October 14-16, 2016: A retreat with St. Teresa of Avila and her lessons on prayer. 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.
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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WHITE MASS – OCTOBER 30, 2016

Healthcare professionals are invited to the annual White Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow Mass in Boland Hall near the Cathedral.

This Mass is associated with St. Luke, the patron of physicians and surgeons, whose feast day is October 18. It takes its name from the white coat most commonly worn by those in the medical field. It is an opportunity to thank and bless those who work to heal and an opportunity to celebrate health among us.

The St. Louis Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, under the leadership of David Stansfield, D.O., will sponsor the reception.

You may direct any questions to Jennifer Stanard at 314.792.7812 or stanard@archstl.org.

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