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Religious Orders


Some men and women are called to be dedicated totally to God by embracing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Some live in the world and are set apart by a special consecration, in secular institutes, as consecrated virgins, or as hermits. Others are called out of the world, to live the religious life by professing the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. 

Men called to be priests in religious orders belong to communities and in addition to receiving the Sacrament of Holy Orders they also take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience (the three evangelical counsels).

Priests, brothers or sisters living in communities that embrace the spirituality, charism and teachings of the community’s founder call their way of life religious life. Members of these communities follow Jesus through taking vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. They grow in holiness through their gift of themselves to God and His people.

Religious orders in the Diocese of Laredo


Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)
Parishes and missions in Eagle Pass
Marist Brothers of the Schools (FMS)
(956) 724-2651
Brothers of the Congregation of St. John (CSJ)
St. John Priory
(956) 242-6623
Order of the Friars Minor Franciscans (OFM)
Parishes and missions in Hebbronville
Order of St. Augustine (OSA)
Holy Redeemer Church Laredo
Salesian Society of Don Bosco (SDB)
San Luis Rey Church Laredo
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT)
Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor
Sacred Heart Children's Home
(956) 723-3343
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix (CSSF)
(956) 568-1502
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA)
Mary Help of Christians School
(956) 791-8617
Daughters of Saint Joseph of California (FSJ)
Benedictine Sisters (OSB)
Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM)
Eucharistic Missionary Society (EMS)
Hermanas Misioneras del Rosario de Fátima (HMRF)
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (MPS)