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
Thursday - Sunday
May 25-28, 2017
7 pm Thursday – 10 am Sunday Vocation 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.
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.
Saturday
June 3 &
Saturday
June 10
8:45 am – 4:30 pm Carmelite Days Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
10341 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Carmelite Day: June 3 (for 6th-7th graders) & June 10 (for 8th-11th graders), 2017. A day of faith and fun for 6th-11th grade girls with the goal of sparking a desire for holiness within their hearts, introducing them to the Sisters, and encouraging them to pray for their vocation. Please see below, Carmelite Day 2017 flyer, and retreats-events for more information. Or e-mail: vocations@carmelitedcj.org.
Friday - Monday
June 30 - July 3, 2017
  Come and See Daughters of St. Paul
Boston, MA
Single women ages 18-33 are invited to an upcoming vocational discernment retreat with our Sisters at our motherhouse in Boston. For more information please see below and contact Sr. Margaret Michael at vocations@paulinemedia.com and visit www.daughtersofstpaul.com.
Thursdays
July 13, 20, & 27, 2017
2 pm - 8:30 pm Sequela Christi (the following of Christ) Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
10341 Manchester Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
A series of volunteer days for high school (sophomores and older) and college girls including the opportunity to join in the apostolate, prayer, and recreation of the Sisters. Please see below and retreats-events for more information. Or e-mail: vocations@carmelitedcj.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.

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Events with the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus:

Vocation Retreat: May 25-28, 2017
A retreat for single Catholic women, age 17-29, who are considering the religious life and interested in learning more about the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus. The retreat will include talks given by the sisters focusing on discernment, religious life, and Carmelite spirituality, as well as prayers and recreation with the Sisters, time to talk with other young women discerning God's call, and an opportunity for silence and solitude, all within the framework of a monastic horarium.
Time: 7 pm Thursday – 10 am Sunday
For more information visit www.carmelitedcj.org/vocation/retreats-events or e-mail: vocations@carmelitedcj.org

Carmelite Day: June 3 (for 6th-7th graders) & June 10 (for 8th-11th graders), 2017
A day of faith and fun for 6th-11th grade girls with the goal of sparking a desire for holiness within their hearts, introducing them to the Sisters, and encouraging them to pray for their vocation.
The schedule of the day includes Mass, adoration, talks given by the Sisters on the theme, time for prayer, the chanting of the Divine Office with the Sisters, and, of course, fun of all kinds!
For more information visit www.carmelitedcj.org/vocation/retreats-events or e-mail: vocations@carmelitedcj.org

Sequela Christi: Thursdays in July 2017
Sequela Christi (the following of Christ) is a series of volunteer days for high school (sophomores and older) and college girls including the opportunity to join in the apostolate, prayer, and recreation of the Sisters.
For more information visit www.carmelitedcj.org/vocation/retreats-events or e-mail: vocations@carmelitedcj.org

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