Catholic Secular Institutes whose members are consecrated for love of the Church and for sanctification of the world.
Members of secular institutes are "in the world and not of the world, but for the world." They live in whatever providential circumstances God gives them, but they wholly consecrate their lives to God through the evangelical counsels of poverty, obedience, and chastity. They are the newest vocation in the Catholic Church, and many say they are the vocation of the new millennium.
Each secular institute bears the unique charism of its founders and traditions, and each celebrates its "communion" by annual retreats, meetings, common daily prayer, and friendships that evolve quite naturally from living a similar life in God despite differences in profession or work in the world. A web of connectedness grows over time, linking the members to one another inextricably. For all consecrated seculars, the vocation undergirds all they undertake because it becomes the essence of what they are in God’s eye.
(Taken from the United States Conference of Secular Institutes)
Secular Institutes in the United States
Company of St. Ursula
Father Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata
Lay Missionaries of the Passion
Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ
Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate
Our Lady of the Way (Madonna Della Strada)
Pro Sanctity Movement
Secular Institute of St. Francis de Sales
Voluntas Dei Institute
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