Consecrated Life

A Gift of God the Father to His Church Through the Holy Spirit

The Consecrated Life, deeply rooted in the example and teaching of Christ the Lord, is a gift of God the Father to his Church through the Holy Spirit. By the profession of the evangelical counsels the characteristic features of Jesus — the chaste, poor and obedient one — are made constantly "visible" in the midst of the world and the eyes of the faithful are directed towards the mystery of the Kingdom of God already at work in history, even as it awaits its full realization in heaven.

In every age there have been men and women who, obedient to the Father's call and to the prompting of the Spirit, have chosen this special way of following Christ, in order to devote themselves to him with an "undivided" heart (cf. 1 Cor 7:34). Like the Apostles, they too have left everything behind in order to be with Christ and to put themselves, as he did, at the service of God and their brothers and sisters. In this way, through the many charisms of spiritual and apostolic life bestowed on them by the Holy Spirit, they have helped to make the mystery and mission of the Church shine forth, and in doing so have contributed to the renewal of society.

From Vita Consecrata, Paragraph 1

For inquiries regarding Consecrated Life, please contact Sister Anthony Mary Diago at 419-214-4920.

Women's Religious Communities

The following religious communities partner with the Diocese of Toledo to support those interested in becoming a Sister.

Sisters of St. Francis - Sylvania
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560-2897
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Sisters of Notre Dame
1656 Henthorne Drive, Suite 200
Maumee, OH 43537
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Sisters of St. Francis - Tiffin
200 St. Francis Ave
Tiffin, OH 44883-3458
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Toledo Ursulines
4045 Indian Rd
Toledo, OH 43606
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Contemplative Order of the Visitation
1745 Parkside Blvd
Toledo, OH 43607-1599
Contemplative Order of the Visitation
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Institute Office
8380 Colesville Road, Suite 300
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910


Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
4597 Warren Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Consecrated Virgins Living in the World
U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins
300 West Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48933-1577
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Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, MI
1956 Michigan Ave.
Alma, MI 48801

989-463-6035, Ext. 1

Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, MI
Sisters of Christian Charity
Mallinckrodt Convent
350 Bernardsville Road
Mendham, NJ 07945


Sisters of Christian Charity