Consecrated 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, 2014

The Office for Consecrated Life exists as a bridge between the Archbishop and members of institutes of consecrated life living or working in the Archdiocese of Detroit. The Delegate for Consecrated Life provides a pastoral presence and supports institutes of consecrated life in fulfilling their particular mission and undertaking apostolic works for the welfare of God’s people. This office also collaborates with various religious communities, parishes and the Detroit Archdiocesan Vocation Association (DAVA) in the lofty mission of encouraging individuals who demonstrate a propensity toward or a yearning for consecrated life.


The mission of the Office for Consecrated Life (OCL) is to offer pastoral support to religious institutes, societies of apostolic life, and consecrated virgins and hermits as they work to achieve their goals and the goals of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

The purposes of the Office for Consecrated Life are to:

  • Provide timely communication to the Archbishop regarding institutes of consecrated life in the Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Share the goals of the Archdiocese of Detroit with persons living in consecrated life for the sake of holy collaboration
  • Support the apostolates, vocation efforts and membership of institutes of consecrated life in the Archdiocese in whatever ways possible.
  • Support the discernment, formation, and vocation of consecrated virgins and hermits

The following is a list of religious institutes and societies of apostolic life serving in the Archdiocese of Detroit. For more information, please contact the Office for Consecrated Life.

Religious Communities of Women
Community NameCommunity Initials
Adrian DominicansOP
Bernardine Franciscan SistersOSF
Carmelite Sisters of St. JosephCSSJ

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi(none)
Daughters of CharityDC
Daughters of MaryDM
Daughters of Mary, Mother of MercyDMMM
Discalced CarmelitesOCD
Dominican Contemplative Nuns OP

Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the EucharistOP
Dominican Sisters of PeaceOP
Felician SistersCSSF
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate ConceptionSFIC
Marist SistersSM
Missionary Sisters of Christ the KingMChR
Religious Sisters of Mercy of AlmaRSM
School Sisters of Notre DameSSND
Servants of JesusSJ
Servants of MaryOSM
Sisters of CharitySC
Sisters of Divine ProvidenceCDP
Sisters of Jesus the SaviourSJS
Sisters of Mary ReparatrixSMR
Sisters of Mercy of the AmericasRSM
Sisters of Notre DameSND
Sisters of St. Francis of SylvaniaOSF
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. FrancisSSJ-TOSF
Sisters of the Good ShepherdRGS
Sisters, Home Visitors of MaryHVM
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of MaryIHM
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity SOLT
Religious Communities of Men
Community NameCommunity Initials
Brothers of the Christian SchoolsFSC
CapuchinsOFM Cap
Companions of the CrossCC
Congregation of Christian BrothersCFC
Congregation of St. Michael the ArchangelCSMA
Congregation of the Holy SpiritCSSp
Conventual FranciscansOFM Conv
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest--
Legionaries of ChristLC
Little Brothers of JesusLBJ
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate ConceptionMIC
Mariannhill MissionariesCMM
Marist FathersSM
Maryknoll Fathers and BrothersMM
Miles ChristiMC
Missionaries of St. Francis de SalesMSFS
Missionaries of the Precious BloodCPPS
Oblates of St. Francis de SalesOSFS
Pontifical Institute for Foreign MissionsPIME
Pro Ecclesia Sancta PES
Servants of CharitySdC
Society of ChristSChr
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy TrinitySOLT
Society of the Divine SaviorSDS
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