Priests Represented in the Diocese of Orlando

Augustinian Monks of the Primitive Observance Priests (O.S.A. Prim)

We follow the pattern given us by St. Augustine as we dedicate ourselves to the monastic life and give our lives in prayer for all people, especially for priests. We follow the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, seeking Him as our model.

Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (S.S.S. /Blessed Sacrament Fathers)

Following in the footsteps of Father Eymard, our mission is to respond to the hungers of the human family with the riches of God’s love manifested in the Eucharist.

Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I)

The Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I) had its beginnings in the first half of the 19th century. When two zealous priests, Fr.Thomas Palackal and Fr.Thomas Porukara of the Vicariate Apostolic of Verapoly in Kerala, India sought to live in retirement and prayer, their Ordinary, the Vicar Apostolic, Bishop Maurilius Stabilini advised them to found a religious house so that they might do good to the people in the world too. This was in 1829 A.D.

Congregation of the Holy Cross (C.S.C./ Holy Cross Fathers)

The Congregation offers the world not only our hope in crosses, but also our trust in Divine Providence, our familial spirit and unity, our Eucharistic fellowship and worship, our belief that education is both of the mind and the heart and our apostolic zeal to make God known, loved and served around the globe.

Congregation of the Holy Spirit (CsSP / Spiritans, or, Holy Ghost Fathers)

The evangelization of the ‘poor’ is our purpose. Therefore we go especially to peoples, groups, and individuals who have not yet heard the message of the Gospel or who have scarcely heard it, to those whose needs are the greatest, and to the oppressed. We also willingly accept tasks for which the Church has difficulty in finding workers.

Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix (C.M.C.)

Our overall purpose is to honor God and sanctify the elements with true dedication and openness to God, demonstrated by the implementation of the three vows Chastity, Poverty and Obedience.

Congregation of the Passion (C.P./ Passionists)

We accept the demands made on us by the call of the Father to follow Jesus Crucified: a vigilance to make the Gospel the supreme rule and criterion of our life; a steadfast will to live and work joyfully as a community of brothers; a firm resolve to foster in ourselves the spirit of prayer, and to teach others to pray; a keen attention to the needs of others, as we strive to lead them to the fullness of their Christian calling through the message of the Cross.

Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette (M.S.)

The main purpose of the La Salette Missionaries is to preach the word of God, to exercise the Ministry of Reconciliation, to celebrate the Eucharist, and to heal the hurts and deepen people’s awareness of God’s ongoing call to repentance. They were asked by Mary to “make her message known”, that is, the message of her Son.

Missionaries of the Company of Mary (S.M.M. / Montfort Missionaries)

Our mission in the Church consists in revealing the mystery of salvation to those who do not yet know it, and in helping those who have already heard the Good News to rediscover and deepen this mystery by a renewed consciousness of the meaning of their baptismal commitment.

Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.)

We believe in the power of the blood of Jesus, shed for all, to change the world. Our priests, brothers and lay associates seek out God’s people who are suffering from loneliness and despair, poverty and violence. Jesus Christ has redeemed all people with his Blood. It is our mission to help everyone draw closer to the God who saves us.

Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) (C.S.)

Our missionary focus for the last twenty-five years has been to be migrants with the migrants and to be in mission with people on the move along with a special priority for the poorest migrants.

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.)

Wherever we work, our mission is especially to those people whose condition cries out for salvation and for the hope which only Jesus Christ can fully bring.

Missionary Society of St. Thomas the Apostle (M.S.T.)

Rooted in the ecclesial ( spiritual, liturgical, theological and canonical) and cultural heritage of the Syro- Malabar Church, we envision living the values of Jesus and sharing the same with people of all faiths and cultures, anywhere in the world, in line with mission ad gentes, for establishing a more harmonious society.

Missionhurst Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (C.I.C.M. / Missionhurst Fathers. )

Missionhurst missionaries have proclaimed the Good News of the Gospel in some of the most remote places on earth. We give witness to the universal love of God by living among the people, sharing in their privations, and participating in the day-to-day effort needed to achieve life-long spiritual and material changes.

Order of Discalced Carmelites (O.C.D.)

We endorse the call of Pope John Paul II, that the Gospel might become the source of culture, insofar as they encourage in the person sensitivity for the authentic values of liberty, justice and peace; that our horizons would also be expanded in the perception and taste for religious values, leading us to the experience of the divine, which is where we can satisfy the desire of our hearts.

Order of Preachers (O.P. / Dominicans)

We are engaged in an incredible spiritual adventure: living from the passion for the salvation of souls which, eight centuries ago, set fire to the heart of St Dominic and to the hearts of his first companions. This haste to announce the Gospel in truth produces three characteristics in a Dominican friar: Men of the Word, Compassion, and Proclamation of Christ’s Good News in Poverty.

Order of St. Benedict (O.S.B. /Benedictines)

We live according to the spirit of St. Benedict with a tradition of community life with common prayer, reading, and work.

Order of St. Paul the First Hermit (O.S.P.P.E./Pauline Fathers)

The Pauline Order is a community in which monastic priests and brothers realize their vocation through prayer, penance, preaching the Word of God and administering the Holy Sacraments, and by undertaking voluntary poverty, obedience and chastity.

Redemptorist Fathers (C.Ss.R.)

Strong in faith, rejoicing in hope, burning with charity, on fire with zeal, in humility of heart and persevering in prayer, we follow Christ the Redeemer with hearts full of joy; denying ourselves and always ready to undertake what is demanding, we share in the mystery of Christ and proclaim it in Gospel simplicity of life and language, that we may bring to people plentiful redemption.

Society of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (S.S.J./ Josephites)

We are committed to serving the African American community through the proclamation of the Gospel and our personal witness. Our commitment is expressed through sacramental, educational and pastoral ministry, service to those in need, and working for social justice.

Society of the Divine Savior (S.D.S.)

We share our apostolic vocation with all people. We are ready to serve in any place, by all ways and means which the love of Christ inspires.  Our apostolate is not restricted to one particular activity. We emphasize the universality of the Christian vocation, animating lay people to live their baptismal commitment and to be witnesses of faith in their private and social life.

Third Order Regular of St. Francis (T.O.R.)

We emphasize the spiritual path of “continual conversion” – continually turning our life over to God. As the means to accomplish this goal we choose a life of prayer, we help each other remain humble in our relationships, and we share the material resources that we acquire from our ministry by dedicating ourselves to Gospel poverty.

Brothers Represented in the Diocese of Orlando

Congregation of the Holy Cross (C.S.C.)

The Congregation offers the world not only our hope in crosses, but also our trust in Divine Providence, our familial spirit and unity, our Eucharistic fellowship and worship, our belief that education is both of the mind and the heart and our apostolic zeal to make God known, loved and served around the globe.

Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (C.Ss.R. Redemptorists)

Strong in faith, rejoicing in hope, burning with charity, on fire with zeal, in humility of heart and persevering in prayer, we follow Christ the Redeemer with hearts full of joy; denying ourselves and always ready to undertake what is demanding, we share in the mystery of Christ and proclaim it in Gospel simplicity of life and language, that we may bring to people plentiful redemption.

Third Order Regular of St. Francis (T.O.R.)

We emphasize the spiritual path of “continual conversion” – continually turning our life over to God. As the means to accomplish this goal we choose a life of prayer, we help each other remain humble in our relationships, and we share the material resources that we acquire from our ministry by dedicating ourselves to Gospel poverty.