List of Catholic religious institutes

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The following list of religious institutes and similar associations in the Catholic Church are only examples: it does not aim to be a complete list.

Even if it were limited to religious institutes "of pontifical right" (those that the Holy See has erected or approved by formal decree),[1] it would be much longer. The Annuario Pontificio lists for both men and women the institutes of consecrated life and the like that are of pontifical right. The list of pontifical-right religious institutes of women takes up 216 pages of the publication, with 6 or 7 institutes (mostly 7) on each page.[2] The Internet website of the Vicariate of Rome gives a list of some 300 religious institutes for men and another of over 700 for women that have some form of presence within the diocese of Rome alone.[3]

The list given here includes not only examples of pontifical-right institutes but also some that are only of diocesan right. It includes even some associations formed with a view to becoming religious institutes but not yet canonically erected even on the diocesan level.

The list does not distinguish between institutes that historically would be classified either as "orders" or as "congregations".


Name Initials Founder Date(s) of founding
Adorers of the Blood of Christ A.S.C. Maria De Mattias 1834
Adrian Dominican Sisters O.P. Camilla Madden 1923 (1233)
Albertines Albert Chmielowski 1888
Alexians C.F.A. Dominicus Brock 1469
Angelic Sisters of St. Paul A.S.S.P. Anthony Maria Zaccaria 1535
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus A.S.C.J. Clelia Merloni 1894
Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate A.S.M.I. 1949
Assumptionists A.A. Emmanuel d'Alzon 1845
Little Sisters of the Assumption L.S.A. Étienne Pernet 1865
Society of the Atonement (Atonement Friars, Graymoor Friars/Sisters) S.A. 1909
Augustinian Sisters, Servants of Jesus and Mary A.S.J.M. Maria Teresa Spinelli 1827
Augustinians (Order of Saint Augustine) O.S.A. Cardinal Richard Annibaldi 1256
Society of Saint Augustine (Augustinians of Kansas) S.S.A. 1981
Society of the Pallium (Palliumites) S.S.P. 1851
Benedictine Order (Order of Saint Benedict) O.S.B. Saint Benedict of Nursia 0529
Benedictine Oblates of St Scholastica O.S.B. 1984
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Mary Felber 1874
Bernardine Cistercians of Esquermes Hippolyte Lecouvreur 1827
Bernardine Sisters of St. Francis O.S.F. Veronica Grzedowska 1894
Bernardines[disambiguation needed] (also see Cistercians) O.Cist. Robert of Molesme 1098
Bon Secours Sisters C.B.S. Archbishop de Quélen 1824
Brigidine Sisters Daniel Delany 1807
Brotherhood of Hope B.H. Fr. Philip Merdinger 1980
Brothers of Charity F.C. Peter Joseph Triest 1807
Brothers of Christian Instruction of St Gabriel F.S.G. Gabriel Deshayes 1711
Brothers of Mercy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help F.M.M. 1839
Brothers of the Christian Schools (Lasallian Brothers or Christian Brothers) F.S.C. Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle 1680
Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis C.F.P. Johannes Hoever 1861
Brothers of the Sacred Heart S.C. André Coindre 1821
Brothers of Christian Instruction (De la Mennais Brothers, FIC Brothers) F.I.C. Gabriel Deshayes
Jean-Marie de Lamennais
Camaldolese Romuald 1025
Camaldolese Hermits of the Congregation of Monte Corona Er.Cam. Paul Giustiniani 1525
Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius S.J.C. 2006
Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception Adrien Gréa 1871
Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem C.R.N.J. 2002
Canossians (Canossian Daughters and Sons of Charity) F.D.D.C. Magdalen of Canossa 1808
Carmelites (Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) O.Carm. Saint Bertold 12c
Carmelites of Saint Elijah
Carmelitae Sancti Eliae
C.S.E. 1986
Carmelites of Mary Immaculate C.M.I. Thoma Palackal 1831
Carmelite Daughters of the Divine Heart of Jesus D.C.J. Anna Maria Tauscher 1891
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm 1929
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles 1904
Carthusian (Order of Saint Bruno) O.Cart. Saint Bruno of Cologne 1084
Cistercians O.Cist. Robert of Molesme 1098
Claretians (Claretian Missionaries) C.M.F. Saint Anthony Claret 1849
Claretian Sisters C.S. Anthony Mary Claret 1876
Comboni Missionaries M.C.C.I. Daniel Comboni 1867
Community of Betania Maria Esperanza 1979
Companions of the Cross C.C. 1988
Company of Mary Our Lady O.D.N. Jeanne de Lestonnac 1607
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scheutists)
Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae
C.I.C.M. Theophiel Verbist 1862
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament S.S.S. Peter Julian Eymard 1659
Congregation of Christian Brothers (Christian Brothers of Ireland) C.F.C. Edmund Ignatius Rice 1802
Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord
Congregatio Discipulorum Domini
C.D.D. Celso Costantini 1931
Congregation of Divine Providence C.D.P. Jean-Martin Moye 1827
Congregation of the Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (CONFHIC) F.H.I.C. 1871
Congregation of Holy Cross C.S.C. Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, CSC 1837
Congregation of Maronite Lebanese Missionaries M.L. 1865
Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) C.M. Vincent de Paul 1624
Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix C.M.C. 1909
Congregation of Notre Dame C.N.D. Marguerite Bourgeoys 1653
Congregation of Our Lady of Fidelity N.D.F. Henriette le Forestier d'Osseville 1831
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd R.B.P. Saint Mary Euphrasia Pelletier 1833
Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions Euphrasie Barbier 1861
Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth C.S.N. Victoire Larmenier 1857
Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection Celine Borzecka 1891
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary SS.CC. Father Coudrin 1800
Congregation of St. Basil C.S.B. 1822
Congregation of St. Joseph C.S.J. 1873
Congregation of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux C.S.T. 1931 / 1945
Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sisters) O.L.M. Teresa Eva Potocka 1862
Consolata Missionaries I.M.C. Giuseppe Allamano 1901
Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul D.C. Vincent de Paul & Louise de Marillac 1633
Daughters of Divine Charity F.D.C. Franziska Lechner 1868
Daughters of Divine Love 1969
Daughters of the Holy Spirit D.H.S. Marie Belavenne 1706
Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception 1904
Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion D.O.L.C. Suzanne Aubert 1892
Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi 1894
Daughters of St. Paul F.S.P. Giacomo Alberione 1915
Daughters of Wisdom Louis de Montfort & Marie Louise Trichet 1707
Dehonians (Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) S.C.J. Leon Dehon 1878
Discalced Carmelites (Barefoot Carmelites) O.C.D. St. Teresa of Ávila & St. John of the Cross 1568
Divine Word Missionaries S.V.D. Arnold Janssen 1875
Dominican Missionaries for the Deaf Apostolate O.P. Miss. 2004
Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary Domien-Marie Saintourens 1880
Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) O.P. Saint Dominic 13c
Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin 1856
Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne 1900
Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception O.P. Maria Bialecka 1861
Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia O.P. James Whelan (bishop) 1860
Christian Doctrine Fathers (Doctrinaries)
Congregatio Patrum Doctrinae Christianae
D.C. César de Bus 1592
Eudists (Congregation of Jesus and Mary) C.I.M. Jean Eudes 1643
Fathers of Mercy
Congregatio Presbyterorum a Misericordia
C.P.M. Jean-Baptiste Rauzan 1808
Felician Sisters (Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice) C.S.S.F. Sophia Truszkowska 1855
Franciscan Apostolic Sisters F.A.S. 1954
Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn O.S.F. John Loughlin (bishop) 1858
Franciscan Brothers of the Eucharist F.B.E. 2004
Franciscan Brothers of Peace F.B.P. 1982
Franciscan Clarist Congregation 19c
Franciscan Friars of the Renewal C.F.R. 1987
Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate F.I. Fr. Stefano Maria Manelli
Fr. Gabriel Maria Pellettieri
Franciscan Handmaids of Mary Ignatius Lissner 1915
Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters of the Immaculate Conception F.H.I.C. 1876
Franciscan Minims of the Perpetual Help of Mary F.M. 1942
Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood F.M.D.M. Mother Colette 1887
Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word M.F.V.A. 1987
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary F.M.M. Helene de Chappotin 1877
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mary Troiani 1859
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Infant Jesus 1879
Franciscan Order (Order of Friars Minor) O.F.M. Saint Francis of Assisi 1209
Franciscan Order (Order of Friars Minor Capuchin) O.F.M. Cap. Matteo da Bascio 1525
Franciscan Order (Order of Friars Minor Conventual) O.F.M. Conv. Saint Francis of Assisi 1209
Franciscan Servants of Jesus 1997
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity O.S.F. Ambrose Oschwald 1869
Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist F.S.E. 1973
Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary Zygmunt Szczęsny Feliński 1857
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception F.S.I.C. Refugio Morales 1874
Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate 1893
Franciscan Sisters of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother T.O.R. 1988
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration O.S.F. 1849
Fransalians (Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales) M.S.F.S. Pierre Mermier 1838
Friars of St. Francis F.S.F. 1993
Grey Nuns G.N.S.H. Marguerite d'Youville 1738
Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity A.A.S.C. 1950
Handmaids of the Precious Blood H.P.B. 1947
Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus A.C.J Raphaela Maria 1877
Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mary and Joseph 1978
Hermits of Saint Bruno H.S.B. 2001
Holy Cross Fathers (see Congregation of Holy Cross) C.S.C. Basil Moreau 1837
Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (Pink Sisters) S.Sp.S.A.P. Arnold Janssen 1896
Hospital Sisters of the Mercy of Jesus 13th century
Infant Jesus Sisters I.J. Nicolas Barré 1666
Institut du Clergé Patriarcal de Bzommar I.C.P.B. Jean Pierre XVIII Kasparian 1749
Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer, Idente Missionaries I.I.C.R. - I.M. Fernando Rielo 1959
International Institute for Research on the Face of Christ Fiorenzo Angelini 1997
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest I.C.R.S.S. 1990
Institute of the Incarnate Word I.V.E. 1984
Istituto del Prado Ist. del Prado Antoine Chevrier 1856
Josephite Fathers (St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart) S.S.J. Charles Uncles 1893
Legion of Christ L.C. Marcial Maciel 1941
Little Brothers of the Gospel 1956
Little Brothers of Jesus Louis Gardet 1933
Little Brothers of St Francis L.B.S.F. 1970
Little Sisters of the Assumption Etienne Pernet 1865
Little Sisters of the Gospel 1963
Little Sisters of Jesus Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus 1933
Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary 1974
Little Sisters of the Poor L.S.P. Jeanne Jugan 19th century
Lovers of the Holy Cross Pierre Lambert de la Motte 1670
Loreto Sisters (Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary) I.B.V.M. Mary Ward (nun) 1609
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary M.I.C. Stanislaus Papczyński 1673
Marian Sisters (Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln) M.S. 1952
Marianists (Society of Mary) S.M. William Joseph Chaminade 1817
Marianist Sisters (Daughters of Mary Immaculate) F.M.I. 1816
Marianites of Holy Cross M.S.C. Basil Moreau 1841
Marist Brothers F.M.S. Marcellin Champagnat 1817
Marists (Society of Mary) S.M. Jean-Claude Colin 1816
Maryknoll (Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America) M.M. 1911
Miles Christi[disambiguation needed] M.C. 1984
Mission Helpers of The Sacred Heart M.H.S.H. 1890
Missionaries of Charity M.C. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1950
Missionaries of God's Love M.G.L. Ken Barker 1986
Missionaries of La Salette M.S. Philibert de Bruilard 1852
Missionaries of Mary 2007
Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo C.S. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini 1887
Missionaries of the Gospel of Life 2005
Missionaries of the Poor M.O.P. 1981
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Precious Blood Fathers) C.PP.S. Saint Gaspar del Bufalo 1815
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart M.S.C. Jules Chevalier 1854
Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary M.S.H.J.M. Gaetano Errico 1836
Missionary Congregation for the Blessed Sacrament 1933
Missionary Society of St. Columban (Columbans) S.S.C. 1916
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa M.S.O.L.A. Charles Lavigerie 1869
Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno 1950
Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem 1975
Montfort Missionaries (Company of Mary) S.M.M. Louis de Montfort 1705
Oblate Apostles of the Two Hearts O.A.T.H. 1995
Oblates of Jesus the Priest O.J.S. Félix de Jesús Rougier 1924
Oblate Sisters of Providence O.S.P. James Nicholas Joubert 1829
Oblates of Mary Immaculate O.M.I. Charles-Joseph-Eugene de Mazenod 1816
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales O.S.F.S. Louis Brisson 1875
Oblates of St. Joseph O.S.J. Joseph Marello 1878
Oblates of the Virgin Mary O.M.V. Bruno Lanteri 1827
Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Teresa Casini 1894
Oratorians (Oratory of St. Philip Neri) C.O. or Cong. Orat. Philip Neri 16th century
Pallottines (Society of the Catholic Apostolate) S.A.C. Vincent Pallotti 1835
Paris Foreign Missions Society M.E.P. Alexandre de Rhodes 1658
Passionists (Congregation of the Passion) C.P. Paul of the Cross 1720
Passionist Sisters Elizabeth Prout 1850s
Patrician Brothers F.S.P. Daniel Delany 1808
Pauline Fathers (Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit) O.S.P.P.E. Blessed Eusebius of Esztergom 1250
Paulist Fathers (Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle) C.S.P. Isaac Thomas Hecker 1858
Piarists (Order of the Pious Schools) S.P. Joseph Calasanctius 1617
Pious Disciples of the Divine Master P.D.D.M. 1924
Sisters of the Reparation of the Holy Face 1950
Poor Clares
Ordo Sanctae Clarae
O.S.C. Clare of Assisi 1212
Poor Clare Colettines
P.C.C. Colette of Corbie 1406
Poor Clares of Santa Barbara 1928
Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Marie Bouillevaux 1854
Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon
Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici
K.T. Hugues de Payens 1129–1312
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary P.B.V.M. Nano Nagle 1775
Premonstratensian C.C.O.P. Norbert of Xanten 1120
Presentation Brothers F.P.M. Edmund Ignatius Rice 1802
Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians) S.C.J. Leon Dehon 1878
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri
F.S.S.P. Father Josef Bisig 1988
Putri Karmel 1982
Racine Dominican Sisters 1862
Redemptorist (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer) C.Ss.R. Alphonsus Liguori 1732
Les Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacre-Coeur 1924
Religious of the Assumption R.A. Marie-Eugénie de Jésus 1839
Religious of Christian Education Louis Lafosse 1817
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary R.S.H.M. Jean Gailhac 1849
Religious of the Virgin Mary R.V.M. Ignacia del Espíritu Santo 1684
Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan R.S.M. 1973
Religious Sisters of Charity Mary Aikenhead 1815
Resurrectionists C.R. Peter Semenenko 1836
Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus R.C.J. Annibale Maria di Francia 1897
Rosminians (Institute of Charity) I.C. Antonio Rosmini 1828
Salesians of St. John Bosco (Society of St. Francis de Sales) S.D.B. John Bosco 1857
Salesian Sisters (Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) F.M.A. Maria Mazzarello 1872
Salvatorians (Society of the Divine Savior) S.D.S. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan 1881
School Sisters of Christ the King 1976
School Sisters of Notre Dame S.S.N.D. Caroline Gerhardinger 1833
School Sisters of the Third Order of St Francis 1873
Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara S.S.V.M 1985
Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli 1847
Sister Adorers of the Precious Blood R.P.G. Catherine Caouette 1861
Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest 2004
Sisters Minor of Mary Immaculate Mother Maria Elisabetta Patrizi 1983
Sisters of Adoration, Slaves of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity Maria Micaela 1850
Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel Mother Veronica of the Passion 1870
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Katharine Drexel 1891
Sisters of the Cenacle R.C. Thérèse Couderc 1826
Sisters of Charity (of St. Joseph) Elizabeth Ann Seton 1809
Sisters of Charity of Saints Bartolomaea Capitanio & Vincenza Gerosa S.C.C.G. 1832
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati 1829
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth 1858
Sisters of Charity of New York 1846
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary B.V.M. Mary Frances Clarke 1831
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception 1854
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word CCVI Claude Marie Dubuis 1866
Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary Peter Triest 1803
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy John England (bishop) 1829
Sisters of Charity of Providence S.P. Émilie Gamelin 1844
Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth Mary Xavier Mehegan 1859
Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition 1947
Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul 1849
Sisters of Christian Charity S.C.C. Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt 1849
Vincentian Sisters of Charity V.S.C. 1902
Sisters of the Destitute Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly 1927
Sisters of the Divine Compassion Mary Veronica 1886
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Aloysia Lowe 1870
Sisters of the Holy Cross C.S.C. Basil Moreau 1837
Sisters of the Holy Family 1837
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth Franciszka Siedliska 1875
Sisters of the Holy Childhood of Jesus and Mary S.S.CH. Anne-Victoire Méjanes 1807
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary S.N.J.M. Marie Rose Durocher 1844
Sisters of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts S.U.S.C. John Baptist Debrabant 1828
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of Castres Émilie de Villeneuve 19th century
Sisters of Jesus, Our Hope S.J.H. 1992
Sisters of Life S.V. 1991
Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist O.P. 1997
Sisters of Mercy R.S.M. Catherine McAuley 1831
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur S.N.D. or S.N.D. de N. Julie Billiart 1803
Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy 1862
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods S.P. Theodore Guerin 1840
Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul S.P. 1861
Sisters of La Retraite Catherine de Francheville 1674
Sisters of Saint Agnes Caspar Rehrl 1858
Sisters of Saint Dorothy (Dorotheans) S.S.D. Paula Frassinetti 1834
Sisters of Saint Elizabeth Dorothea Wolff 1842
Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi 1849
Sisters of St Francis of the Martyr St George F.S.G.M. Anselma Bopp 1869
Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity Magdalen Damen 1835
Sisters of Saint Francis of Rochester, Minnesota 1877
Sisters of St Joseph (Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille) C.S.J. Jean Paul Médaille 1650
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Bourg S.S.J. 1650
Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry 1812
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Margaret Anna Cusack 1884
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart S.S.J. 1866
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis School Sisters of St. Francis 1901
Sisters of Saint Martha 1900
Sisters of St Rita Hugolinus Dach 1911
Sisters of St Therese of the Child Jesus (St Therese Sisters) S.S.Th. Maria Crocifissa Curcio 20th century
Sisters of Social Service S.S.S. Margit Slachta 1926
Sisters of the Visitation 1610
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary I.H.M. Louis Florent Gillet 1845
Sisters, Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará S.S.V.M. 1988
Sisters, Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus S.S.C.J. 1894
Society of African Missions
Societas Missionum ad Afros
S.M.A. Melchior de Marion Brésillac 1850
Society of Jesus (Jesuit) S.J. Ignatius of Loyola 1540
Society of Marian Servants of Jesus S.M.S.J. 2010
Society of the Helpers of the Holy Souls Eugenia Smet 1856
Society of the Holy Child Jesus S.H.C.J. Cornelia Connelly 1846
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity S.O.L.T. James Flanagan 1958
Society of the Missionary Servants of the Poor M.S.o P. 2008
Society of the Precious Blood C.P.P.S. Saint Gaspar del Bufalo 1815
Society of St. Edmund S.S.E. Jean Baptiste Muard 1843
Society of Saint Paul S.S.P. Giacomo Alberione 1914
Society of the Sacred Heart R.S.C.J. Madeleine Sophie Barat 1800
Sons of the Holy Family S.F. Josep Manyanet i Vives 1864
Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Order of Malta) S.M.O.M. 1099
Spiritans (Congregation of the Holy Ghost)
Congregatio Sancti Spiritus
C.S.Sp. Claude Poullart des Places 1703
Stigmatines (Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata) C.S.S. Gaspar Bertoni 1816
Sulpician Fathers (Society of Saint Sulpice) S.S. or P.S.S. Jean-Jacques Olier 1642
Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis – Cameroon 1700
Teutonic Knights O.S.M.T. 1192
Theatines (Congregation of Clerics Regular) C.R. Saint Cajetan 1524
Trappists (Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance) O.C.S.O. La Trappe Abbey 1098
Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity M.V.D.F. 1963
Viatorians (Clerics of Saint Viator) C.S.V. Louis Querbes 1831
Heralds of the Gospel John Scognamiglio Clá Dias 1970
Virgo Flos Carmeli (Regina Virginum) E.P. 2001
Vincentian Congregation V.C. 1904
Vocationists (The Society of Divine Vocations) S.D.V. 1927
White Fathers M.Afr. Cardinal Lavigerie 1868
Xaverian Brothers C.F.X. Theodore James Ryken 1839
Xaverian Missionaries (Missionary Society of St. Francis Xavier) S.X. 1895


  1. ^ Code of Canon Law, canon 589
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2012 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2012 ISBN 978-88-209-8722-0), pp. 1083-1687
  3. ^ Istituti Religiosi Maschili and Istituti Religiosi Femminili

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