Current Religious Orders

The Cistercian Order of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is an Order and Province within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ, adhering to the Catholic-Benedictine-Cistercian traditions. We are incorporated in the Communion of International Catholic Churches as a religious body set aside with Apostolic covering.
As Cistercians, we strive to find the face of God through following the Rule of St. Benedict. We grow as a Christian community through the monastic practices of obedience, stability, conversion, work and prayer. Our Catholic orientation places us within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of God, whose Head, Chief Pastor and High Priest is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We hold as sacred the Holy Scriptures, the ancient creeds of the Church, the seven sacraments and governance through valid Episcopal orders. While we revere the Pope of Rome in his historic role as the first among equals and as Patriarch of the West, we also revere the Ecumenical Patriarch. As Province within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ, we are self governing and have our own College of Abbots and Bishops. Our Prime Bishop/Abbott General is also a member of the Bishop's Council of the Communion of International Catholic Churches. Following the example of both our progenitors and contemporaries we follow the commission of our Lord to "go forth and teach." It is our hope that by being independent we might better open our arms to all, who are part of the Church catholic of Christ. We welcome and embrace our brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those from other Catholic bodies, whether they are Roman, Anglican, Orthodox, Independent or Old Catholic.

Catholic Church, Inc. under the protection of Archbishop Joseph Daniel Finnegan.

http://www.csfdinc.org/

Under the Eastern Apostolic Vicariate and Bishop Michael Melchizedek.

A Franciscan Order in the Marian Orthodox Church.

http://www.evmcc.org/

Franciscan Tertiary Order using the Rule of 1221

A Canonical Religious Order of Men and Women of the Metropolitan Diocese of Hope, Trinitarian Catholic Church (USA). Province of Our Lady of Divine Providence, Provincial Residence, Rocky Hill, Connecticut USA. We are a non-residential Order that accepts adult women and men who have completed an admission process. Our members are self-supporting and self-sufficient. Our Rule and Constitution, as well as the Handbook of the TCC and other documents are available on our website. Please thoroughly review the information on our website and write to us if you’re interested in becoming a member.

We are men and women, lay and clergy, single and married/partnered who are committed to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ following the examples of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. We are scattered across the United States, involved in a variety of ministries, yet united as a single community with a common Rule and a common commitment to reconciliation, peace and justice, and the integrity of creation. We are a canonical religious order of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC), committed to the support and development of that part of the Body of Christ in all that we do. If you are here as a member or leader of an ECC parish, please let us know how we can serve your community in its spiritual growth. If you are here considering your own possible vocation to the Franciscan life, please explore this site and contact us so that we can join with you in the discernment process.

We the Franciscans of the Holy Spirit are a group of non-residential communities of vowed Sisters and Brothers in the tradition of the Third Order Regular who have come together to live out our call to follow the values set down by Ss. Francis and Clare of Assisi who, through God's inspiration, made Christ the center and inspiration of their lives.

St. Francis Anglican Church

We are an Independent Catholic community following the Benedictine Rule.

The Hermits of Mercy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, (or The Carmelites of Mercy) is a community of hermit-monks and nuns, who live in the modern world, living a life of prayer in the Carmelite tradition and being of service to others through work and praying. We live in our own homes / domiciles / hermitages and are self-supporting.

The Holy Order of St. Luke the Healer is incorporated as a Church in the Eastern orthodox tradition but is constructed as a religious Order (known as Bratstvo or αδελφότητα in Orthodox circles. The concept of the simple priory fits in nicely with the existent structure of the Holy Order of St. Luke the Healer. As we are a healing Order, our involvement in the community is axiomatic. Currently we have one priory located in Florida, though two others are in the works, one In New York and the other in Ukraine.

Combing the work of Ken Keyes, Jr. and St. Francis of Assisi . Handbook to Higher Consciousness, Movie, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, the Holy Bible.

The Mercy of God Community is an ecumenical, inclusive and non-residential religious Christian community of women and men, founded in 1988. Members and Associates can be found in many states across the United States and in various ministries. Members represent many Christian traditions, and are committed to healing the scandalous divisions in the body of Christ. Members manifest God's mercy and love while ministering as Pastoral Associates, Pastors, Priests, Librarians, Teachers, Nurses, Musicians and in various other roles.

http://www.mgc.org/

We are Benedictines who practice a Revised Rule of Benedict outside the confines of the Monastery. We have Oblates, Brothers and Sisters totaling 30 throughout the country. Our main focus is practicing the Balance that St Benedict taught and ministering to the poor, homeless, shutins, elderly and local parishes.

As Augustinians we share who we are and who we are becoming with each other and those to whom we minister. We walk together one in mind and heart on the way to God.

Our community life is manifest in our monthly Chapters and community days held in the Mid-Atlantic region and our Yearly Chapter and retreat in August. Some members meet more often and live together in small communities. We are open to God's Spirit in forming the shape and vision of our 21st Century Common Life.

www.aihmfriars.net

A truly ecumenical religious order, independent of any ecclesial body. We include Catholics (both Roman and Independent) as well as Protestants of many denominations.

We are not your typical Franciscan religious order. Like St. Francis and his early followers, the world was their cloister. They did not own buildings, nor limit their evangelical life to confines of physical walls. Instead, their community was rooted in Creation. As with the American Catholic Church in the United States, the jurisdiction under which we were established, we are a Church without Walls—We are a Friary without Walls. This enables us to be flexible and responsive to the call of the Lord, wherever He may lead us. This particular form of poverty, in the same spirit of poverty as Sts. Francis and Clare, calls their followers to live without anything of their own, to live Evangelical simplicity, serving those we meet, and creating times and places for silence with the Lord in the midst of our busy lives in the world. We are called to live out the call of St. Paul to “pray always.” “Rebuilding the Church that is falling into ruin…”

The Dominican Order of the Old Catholic Churches International, known as The Order of Preachers, Old Catholic, is a continuation of St. Dominic’s Order, and strives to bring Dominic’s unique charism into the world today through studies, ministries, prayer, and through our varied communities.

http://opoc.myocci.org/

Inspired by the life and ministry of St. Dominic de Guzman, the members of the Order of St. Dominic strive to re-envision his charism for the present day. The Order is comprised of both men and women, lay and clergy, who are drawn to the charism of Sacred Preaching built upon the four pillars of Dominican spirituality: Prayer, Community, Study and the Sacred Preaching.

A Franciscan Order in the International Old Catholic Churches.

http://osfoc.myiocc.org

A Franciscan Order in the United American Catholic Church.

Eremitical in the Camaldoles tradition OSBC is Aotearoa New Zealand's only all inclusive order, under the protection of Bishop Rima ROCC.

Benedictine Missionary Order

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Rooted in the traditions of both Eastern and Western monasticism, the Order of the Sacred Heart follows the inner mystical liberation teachings of Mar Yeshua and the Lord Buddha. Focusing on intentional living, and meditation, our monastic and spiritual practitioners have vowed to remain until all beings have found liberation from suffering.

The Order of the Shepherd’s Heart, a Celtic Christian religious order which, while being part of the Free Catholic Tradition, belongs to no particular jurisdiction or denomination. We are Celtic in spirit, ecumenical in scope, and celebrate a deeply sacramental approach to the Christian faith and are composed of men and women in single, celibate, committed, and or open lifestyles who have been called as a domestic and monastic spiritual family into deep love relationships with and in Jesus Christ. Jesus is our example; the Scriptures are our Rule; love is our law. The foundation of this Order is Love. In order to assure that this divine love is not simply misdirected human emotion, it is guided by divine truth. It is formed and fostered by a balanced life of prayer, study, and apostolic service. The major expression of this foundation of love is integration. As such, we integrate all religions from a Christian base, all Christian denominations from a catholic base, and all religious and monastic traditions from a Celtic base. Celtic spirituality is our mother, but we are children born from it into the world in which we find ourselves. We see our Order as a reconciling agent in the world, integrating a call to solitude with a call to community, a call to contemplation with a mandate from the Gospel to the evangelical life. We also integrate various conditions of life into one spiritual community. The Order of the Shepherd’s Heart does not discriminate and holds no regard for a person’s race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, preference, relationship status, nationality, socioeconomic class, nor a person’s state of grace. We are fully committed to inclusivity and our support for the LGBTQIAPP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, questioning, intersexual, asexual, pansexual, polyamorous) and anyone who would seek to find a spiritual home within the Shepherd’s Heart is unwavering and unapologetic.

The Society of Saint Ignatius is a Jesuit religious order in the International Old Catholic Churches.

In all times and places, the Eternal One calls forth souls to help creation realize its destiny. God so call us, believers from many Christian denominations, to come together into the Ecumenical Order of Charity. Through living out the principles embodied in our rule of life, The Founding Document, and through the profession of our five unique vows, we dedicate ourselves to becoming active conscious participants in the unfolding of the Reign of God on Earth, co-workers with Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the sake of the kingdom.
We are the Order of Charity, a Christian religious order intentionally unaffiliated with any individual denomination. By remaining unaffiliated, we commit ourselves to the broad spectrum of Christianity in all its interpretations, creating a home for Christians of all denominations, or none, who wish to journey together the Way of the Christ. Check us out at our new web address!