Vocations » Religious Life
In Corinthians 12, St. Paul reminds us that… “There are different gifts but the same Spirit, there are different ministries but the same Lord, there are different works but the same God who accomplishes all of them in everyone.”
This provides a context to explain the variety of charisms and missions among the thousands of Religious Orders in the United States. Religious communities of priests, brothers and sisters have long worked to bring the faith to all people and to serve them, whether it be working as educators, in health care, pastoral work, spirituality, with the poor, or the many other areas demanding a Gospel response.
Each order has been founded in response to a charism or mission. There may be multiple responses within a given charism, but commitment to the founding vision or mission is at the heart of all they do. The result is the richness of the variety of men and woman who have committed themselves to living out the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience in service to the people of God. The Church exists to do the mission of Jesus and to bring about the reign of God, the intense love of God to fruition. May the witness of their lives and good works continue to further the reign of God in our time.
As Liaison for Women Religious, Sr. Kelly Connors, pm, JCD, assists the Bishop in his supervision of the women religious living and/or assigned in the diocese. She provides ministry to and care for all women religious, active and retired, and is concerned with their overall welfare. In addition, the Liaison collaborates with the Vicar for Clergy in communicating with the Major Superiors and Provincials and is available to meet with individual women religious upon request.
For more information, please contact:
Rev. Richard Thompson
Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
Fax: (603) 669-0377
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