Religious Life


The call to “religious life” in the Catholic Church—also known as “vowed life” or “consecrated life”—is a call to become more like Christ by living the values of prayer, ministry, and community. This call can be lived out in a number of unique ways. Yet all religious priests, sisters, and brothers take vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience, commonly called the “evangelical counsels.”
-National Religious Vocations Conference


Women Religious


Residing/Serving in the Diocese of Scranton:

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sister Mindy Welding, IHM (Vocation Director)
2300 Adams Ave.
Scranton, PA 18509

Religious Teachers Filippini       
“Office of Vocations
Villa Walsh
455 Western Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973.538.2886 X 146

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Sister Marie Claude Salama, R.G.S.

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mid-Atlantic
Sister Ivette Diaz, RSM (Vocation Minister)
610-664-6650 ext. 574

Sisters of Christian Charity
973-543-6528 ext. 274 (Vocation Director)
Or Sister Joann Marie Aumand SCC, Provincial Superior
Phone:  973-230-5361

Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius

Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Sister Marie Claude Salama, R.G.S.
Phone: 314-710-0008
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Christine Still, OSF Director of New Membership
6602 S. Alaska Street
Tacoma, WA 98408
Phone: (253) 475-5785

Association of the Lay Faithful


Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth
Vocation Directress
Mother of the Eucharist Convent
6100 Jacks Hollow Road
Williamsport, PA 17702
(570) 745-3334

Men Religious


Residing/Serving in the Diocese of Scranton:


Congregation of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 
Father Lee Havey, C.P. (Vocation Director)

Holy Cross Community

Society of Jesus Community

Oblates of Saint Joseph

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

I think I might be called to Consecrated Life.


What should I do?

Contact the vocation director for a particular community you are interested in or our Diocesan Director of Vocations and Seminarians- Father Alex Roche,  or for women, contact Sister Kathy Kurdziel IHM, Delegate for Religious  570-591-5002.