General information about the different religious orders of the Roman Catholic church.
Canons Regular of Premontre (Norbertines) Homepage
Homepage of the Canons Regular of Premontre (Norbertine) Order, founded by St. Norbert in the 13th century.
Carmelites of the Ancient Observance
International homepages of the original Carmelite Order (Calced) based in Rome. Worldwide locations and affiliates listed.
Carthusians Monks and Carthusian Nuns
The official web site of the Carthusian Order.
Divine Word Missionaries
The worldwide website for the Divine Word family of congregations. Based in Steyler, Netherlands
Large archive of information and articles about St Francis, the Franciscan and Capuchin orders and famous Franciscans and Capuchins.
A national non-profit organization providing opportunities throughout U.S. for Third Order Regular Sisters and Brothers to celebrate Franciscan evangelical life and calling to conversion, contemplation, poverty and humility.
Maryknolls - Catholic Foreign Missionary Society of America
Website for the Dominican Maryknolls and its worldwide concerns.
Describes a form of consecrated life in the Church for the laity.
Monfortian Religious Family
Describes the life of St. Louis Marie, his writings, Spirituality, and the three Congregations.
Order of Cistercians of Strict Observance
Official site for this order, more familiarly known as the Trappists.
Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
Official home page for the global Order of Preachers. The "Dominican family" includes friars, nuns, sisters and lay people, represented with 100+ local web sites in many languages. This gateway leads to the main home pages in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Order of Saint Benedict
Information about monastic vocation and the worldwide Order of sisters and brothers founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia. Latin text and translations of the Rule. Geographic database. Advanced search. What's New, biographies, saints, institutions, elections, superiors, nuns, habit, etc.
Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II to men and women religious on their consecration in the light of the mystery of the Redemption. Given 25 March, 1984. All in one file. 86K.
The international institutes, orders, and organizations descending from the charitable organizations founded by St. Vincent de Paul.
Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II on the consecrated life and its mission in the Church and in the world. Given 25 March, 1996. Full text, with concordances and word frequency lists. Each paragraph in its own file.
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II on the consecrated life and its mission in the Church and the world. Given 25 March, 1996. All in one file. 276K. Uses Microsoft-only characters.
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