Religious Life

"Consecrated life is a gift to the Church, it is born of the Church, it grows in the Church, and it is entirely directed to the Church."
Pope Francis, Synod on Consecrated Life, 1994
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Religious Communities

The following is a list of religious communities serving in the Archdiocese of Detroit. For contact information, please check the website of the respective religious congregation.

Religious Communities of Women
Community NameCommunity Initials
Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. FrancisOSF
Carmelite Sisters of St. Joseph (El Salvador)--
Congregation of the Sisters of Divine ProvidenceCDP
Congregation of the Sisters of St. JosephCSJ
Consecrated Women of Regnum ChristiRC
Daughters of Charity of the Province of St. LouiseDC
Daughters of Divine CharityFDC
Daughters of Mary (India)DM
Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Chaldean)DMI
Daughters of Mary, Mother of MercyDMMM
Discalced Carmelite NunsOCD
Dominican Contemplative NunsOP
Dominican Sisters (Adrian, MI)OP
Dominican Sisters (Grand Rapids, MI)OP
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the EucharistOP
Dominican Sisters of Mt. ThaborOP
Dominican Sisters of PeaceOP
Felician SistersCSSF
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Albania)--
Marist SistersSM
Missionaries of CharityMC
Missionary Sisters of Christ the King for PoloniaMChR
Order of St. Basil the GreatOSBM
School Sisters of Notre DameSSND
Servants of JesusSJ
Servants of Mary (Servite Sisters)OSM
Sisters of Charity of CincinnatiSC
Sisters of Jesus the SaviorSJS
Sisters of Mercy of the AmericasRSM
Sisters of St. Francis of SylvaniaOSF
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. FrancisSSJ-TOSF
Sisters of the Good ShepherdRGS
Sisters of the Holy Family of NazarethCSFN
Sisters, Home Visitors of MaryHVM
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Monroe)IHM
Sisters, Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy TrinitySOLT
Society of Mary ReparatrixSMR
Religious Communities of Men
Community NameCommunity Initials
Basilian Fathers (Toronto)CSB
Benedictine Monks (Sylvestrine Congregation)OSB
Brothers of the Christian SchoolsFSC
Capuchin FriarsOFM Cap
Companions of the CrossCC
Congregation of Christian BrothersCFC
Congregation of Mariannhill MissionariesCMM
Congregation of St. Michael the ArchangelCSMA
Congregation of the Holy SpiritCSSp
Congregation of the PassionCP
Conventual FranciscansOFM Conv
Franciscan FriarsOFM
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest--
Jesuit Fathers and BrothersSJ
Legionaries of ChristLC
Little Brothers of JesusLBJ
Marist FathersSM
Maryknoll Fathers and BrothersMM
Miles ChristiMC
Missionaries of St. Francis de SalesMSFS
Missionaries of the Precious BloodCPPS
Missionary Society of St. Paul of NigeriaMSP
Oblates of St. Francis de SalesOSFS
Order of Preachers (Dominicans)OP
Order of St. Basil the GreatOSBM
Pontifical Institute for Foreign MissionsPIME
Redemptorist FathersCSSR
Society of ChristSCh
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy TrinitySOLT
Society of the Catholic ApostolateSAC
Society of the Divine WordSVD