All people are called to participate in the Divine in all aspects of their lives. As Christians we know that each of us is called (vocare) to live intentionally with Christ as our focus. As adults we each live out our vocational call as single, or married, caring for children, working in an office or factory or farm and participating in civic and church life.

One way of serving within the Catholic Church is direct ministry as a priest and/or a member of a religious congregation. We at Rockhurst have a proud history of our alumni and alumnae serving the Church in this way.

We offer these links as a way to support each person’s discernment process. We hope you find it a help. If you wish to chat about a vocation please contact the Mission Office at cindy.schmersal@rockhurst.edu or Rockhurst Campus Ministry.

Comprehensive Priest and Religious Vocation Websites
Diocesan Priesthood
Vision Vocation Network (Religious Congregations)

A Selection of Men’s Vocation Websites
Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)
Benedictines of Conception Abbey (Conception, Missouri)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood
Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
Order of St. Francis (Franciscans)

A Selection of Women’s Vocation Websites
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Augustinian Nuns
The Benedictines of Perpetual Adoration (Clyde, Missouri)
Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica (Atchison, Kansas)
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas
Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
Order of St. Francis (Franciscans)
Poor Clare Nuns
Franciscan Sisters – there are numerous congregations of Franciscan Sisters, and more information on them can be found on online.