Religious Communities

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Men’s Religious Communities

Diocesan Priesthood is not the only way for men to give their lives totally to the service of God. There are many men who serve God as part of a Religious Order, or Community. Some men are ordained priests while others are professed as brothers. All are part of a special community with a special charism, or way of following the Lord. Like Religious Sisters, these men serve the Church in a variety of ways. They work in teaching, health care, spiritual direction, campus ministry, parish work, community service, etc.

There are many different Religious Communities in the world today. If you think God may be calling you to a Religious Order, look into the many communities that serve right here in the Diocese of Syracuse. The names and addresses are below. When possible, a contact person is also listed.

Another place to research is to see where men from Central New York have gone in recent years. At the bottom of the page there is a listing of Religious Orders with recent vocations from our area.

Communities of Men Serving in the Syracuse Diocese
Communities of Religious Men recently joined by Central New Yorkers

Women’s Religious Communities

There are many ways to serve the Lord as a Religious Sister. There are many different Religious Communities in the world today. Some sisters work in teaching, health care, spiritual direction, campus ministry, parish work, really if you can think of it, there is probably a sister doing it! Not only do women choose an active life of service, some choose to live a life of contemplation as a nun. Religious sisters are often referred to as “nuns.” To be accurate, nuns are sisters who live their life in a cloister. A cloister is a convent in which the women intentionally do not have day-to-day contact with the outside world. Whether active or contemplative, there are many ways to respond to God’s call.

If you think God may be calling you to be a Religious Sister, look into the many communities that serve right here in the Diocese of Syracuse. Their names and addresses are below. When possible, a contact person is also listed.

Another place to research is to see where women from Central New York have gone in recent years. At the bottom of the page there is a listing of Religious Orders with recent vocations from our area.

Communities of Women Serving in the Syracuse Dioscese
Additional Communities of Religious Women recently joined by Central New Yorkers
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