List of Catholic religious institutes

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The following is a list of current Catholic religious institutes. Most are Roman Catholic, however Eastern Catholic institutes are included.

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".

Institutes are listed alphabetically by their common names, not their official ones. For example, the Jesuits, officially called the Society of Jesus, would be listed under 'J' rather than under 'S.' If an institute's official name is used more often than a nickname, it will be listed as such. Additionally, the word 'Saint' and the abbreviation 'St.' is disregarded. So, the fictional St. Michael Society would be placed under 'M' rather than 'S.'

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nominals

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founded

Adorers of the Blood of Christ A.S.C. St. Maria De Mattias Augustinian 1834
Adrian Dominican Sisters (Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary) O.P. Mother Camilla Madden Dominican 1880
Agnesian Sisters (Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes) C.S.A. Fr. Kaspar Rehrl 1858
Alliance of Holy Mary A.S.M.
Albertine Brothers C.F.A.P.U. St. Albert Chmielowski Franciscan 1888
Albertine Sisters C.S.A.P.U. St. Albert Chmielowski Franciscan 1891
Alexian Brothers C.F.A. Fr. Dominicus Brock Augustinian 1469
American-Cassinese Congregation O.S.B. Abbot Boniface Wimmer Benedictine 1855
Antonian Order of Saint Ormizda of the Chaldeans O.A.O.C. Chaldean Catholic 1808
Angelic Sisters of St. Paul A.S.S.P. St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria Barnabite 1535
Apostles of Jesus A.J.
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus A.S.C.J. Mother Clelia Merloni 1894
Apostolic Sisters of Mary Immaculate A.S.M.I.
Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate A.S.M.I. Franciscan 1949
Association of Pauline Cooperators Pauline
Assumptionists (Augustinians of the Assumption) A.A. Fr. Emmanuel d'Alzon Augustinian 1845
Augustinian Missionary Sisters A.M.S. Augustinian
Augustinian Sisters, Servants of Jesus and Mary A.S.J.M. Mother Maria Teresa Spinelli Augustinian 1827
Austrian Congregation O.S.B. Pope Urban VIII Benedictine 1625
Austrian Congregation of Canons Regular Augustinian
Austrian Cistercian Congregation O.S.B. Benedictine

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founded

Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist B.C. Neophytos Nasri Melkite Greek Catholic 1696
Bavarian Congregation O.S.B. Pope Pius IX Benedictine 1684
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles O.S.F. Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Benedictine 1995
Benedictine Oblates of St Scholastica O.S.B. Benedictine 1984
Benedictine Sisters of Divine Providence B.D.P. Benedictine
Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Grace and Compassion O.S.B. Benedictine
Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration O.S.B; Mother Mary Anselma Felber Benedictine 1874
Benedictine Sisters of St. Lioba O.S.B. Benedictine
Bethlehemite Brothers O.F.B. St. Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur 1653

(restored 1984)

Beuronese Congregation O.S.B. Frs. Maurus and Placidus Wolter Benedictine 1863
Bon Secours Sisters C.B.S. Archbishop Hyacinthe-Louis de Quélen 1824
Bernardine Cistercians of Esquermes Mother Hippolyte Lecouvreur Benedictine 1827
Bernardine Sisters of St. Francis Mother Veronica Grzedowska Franciscan 1894
Brazilian Congregation O.S.B. Benedictine 1827
Brazilian Cistercian Congregation Benedictine 1961
Brigidine Sisters C.S.B. Bishop Daniel Delany 1807
Brotherhood of Hope B.H. Fr. Philip Merdinger 1980
Brothers of the Assumption Augustinian
Brothers of Charity F.C. Canon Petrus Joseph Triest Vincentian 1807
Brothers of Christian Instruction (De la Mennais Brothers, FIC Brothers) F.I.C. Gabriel Deshayes & Jean-Marie de Lamennais 1819
Brothers of Christian Instruction of St Gabriel (Gabrielite Brothers) S.G./ F.S.G. St. Louis de Montfort & Fr. Gabriel Deshayes Montfortian 1711
Brothers of the Christian Schools (Lasallian Brothers, Christian Brothers) F.S.C. St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle 1680
Brothers of Divine Providence F.D.P.
Brothers of the Holy Family of Belley F.S.F.
Brothers of the Holy Infancy Bishop John Timon 1853
Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God O.H. St. John of God 1572
Brothers of our Lady Mother of Mercy C.M.M.
Brothers of Mercy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help F.M.M. Canon J. B. Cornelius Scheppers 1839
Brothers of St. Michael B.S.M.
Brothers of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary F.S.R.
Brothers of the Sacred Heart S.C. Fr. André Coindre 1821
Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis Franciscan 1996
Byzantine Discalced Carmelites of Lebanon Archbishop Philip Nabaa Eastern Catholic, Carmelite 1962

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nominals

Founder Family Year founded
Camaldolese E.C. St. Romuald Benedictine 1025
Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict O.S.B. Cam. Benedictine
Camaldolese Hermits of the Congregation of Monte Corona Er. Cam. Fr. Paul Giustiniani Benedictine 1525
Canonesses of St. Augustine of the Mercy of Jesus O.S.A. Augustinian 13th century
Canons Regular of the Hospitalary Congregation of Great St. Bernard Augustinian 11th century
Canons Regular of the Lateran C.R.L. St. Martin of Tours Augustinian 4th century
Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem C.R.N.J. Bishop Raymond Leo Burke

Dom Daniel Augustine Oppenheimer

Augustinian 2002
Canons Regular of St. John Cantius S.J.C. Fr. C. Frank Phillips, C.R. Augustinian 1998
Canons Regular of the Swiss Congregation of Saint-Maurice of Agaune Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund Augustinian 515
Clerics Regular Minor (Adorno Fathers) C.R.M. St. Francis Caracciolo Augustinian 1558
Clerics Regular of St. Paul C.R.S.P. St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria Barnabite 1530
Camillian Fathers (Clerics Regular, Ministers to the Sick) M.I./ O.S. Cam. St. Camillus de Lellis Camillian 1582
Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre C.R.S.S.
Canonesses Regular of St. Augustine C.R.O.S.A. Augustinian
Canons of Jesus the Lord (Russia) C.J.D.
Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception C.R.I.C. Adrien Gréa Augustinian 1871
Canons Regular of St. Victor Augustinian 1968
Canossian Fathers (Canossian Sons of Charity) F.d.C.C. St. Magdalene of Canossa, Fr. Francesco Luzzi Canossian 1831
Canossian Sisters (Canossian Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Poor) F.D.D.C. St. Magdalene of Canossa Canossian 1808
Capuchin Poor Clares O.S.C. Cap./

P.C. Cap.

Ven. Maria Laurentia Longo Franciscan 1538
Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth C.N. Franciscan
Carmelites (Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel) O. Carm. St. Berthold of Calabria Carmelite 12th century
Carmelite Daughters of the Divine Heart of Jesus D.J.C. Mother Anna Maria Tauscher Carmelite 1891
Carmelites of Mary Immaculate C.M.I. Frs. Palackal Thoma, Porukara Thoma Kathanar, & Kuriakose Elias Chavara Carmelite 1831
Carmelites of St. Elijah C.S.E. Carmelite 1986
Carmelite Sisters of Charity C.C.V. or C. a Ch. Joaquina Vedruna de Mas Carmelite 1826
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm O. Carm. Mother Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory Carmelite 1929
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles Ven. Maria Luisa Josefa Carmelite 1904
Carthusian Order (Order of St. Bruno) O. Cart. St. Bruno of Cologne Carthusian 1084
Casamari Cistercian Congregation Benedictine 1929
Castilian Cistercian Congregation Benedictine 1425
Christian Doctrine Fathers (Doctrinaries) D.C. Blessed Fr. César de Bus 1592
CICM Missionaries (ngregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) C.I.C.M. Fr. Theophiel Verbist 1862
Cistercian Congregation of the Crown of Aragon Benedictine 1616
Cistercian Congregation of the Holy Family Benedictine 1964
Cistercian Congregation of the Immaculate Conception Benedictine 1867
Cistercian Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Benedictine 1923
Cistercian Congregation of Mary Mediatrix Benedictine 1846
Cistercian Congregation of Mary, Queen of the World Benedictine 1953
Cistercian Congregation of St. Bernard in Italy Benedictine 1497
Cistercian Order O.Cist. St. Robert of Molesme Benedictine 1098
Cistercian Order of the Holy Cross O.C.C.O. Benedictine
Claretians (Congregation of Missionaries, Sons of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary) C.M.F. St. Anthony Mary Claret Claretian 1849
Claretian Sisters (Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionary Sisters) C.S. St. Anthony Mary Claret Claretian 1855
Clarist Franciscan Missionaries of the Most Blessed Sacrament (India) C.F.M.S.S. Franciscan
Colettine Poor Clares P.C.C. St. Colette of Corbie Franciscan 1211
Columbans (Missionary Society of St. Columban) S.S.C.M.E. / S.S.C. 1916
Comboni Missionaries M.C.C.I. St. Daniel Comboni 1867
Community of Betania Maria Esperanza 1979
Community of Jesus Foucauldian 1968
Community of St. John F.J. Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe 1975
Companions of the Cross C.C. Fr. Robert Beddard 1988
Company of Mary Our Lady O.D.N. St. Jeanne de Lestonnac 1607
Congregation of the Annunciation B.M.V. Abbot Columba Marmion Benedictine 1920
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament S.S.S. St. Peter Julian Eymard Eymardian 1659
Congregation of Christian Brothers (Irish Christian Brothers) C.F.C. Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice Blessed Edmund Rice 1802
Congregation of Christian Retreat Fr. Antoine-Sylvestre Receveur 1789
Congregation of Christian Workers of St. Joseph Calasanz C.Op. 1889
Congregation of Clerics Regular (Theatines) C.R. St. Cajetan 1524
Congregation of the Disciples of the Lord C.D.D. Bishop Celso Costantini 1931
Congregation of Divine Providence (Sisters of Divine Providence) C.D.P. Blessed Jean-Martin Moye Divine Providence 1827
Congregation of Divine Providence (Germany) Bishop Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler 1851
Congregation of the Divine Spirit C.D.S. Archbishop John Mark Gannon 1956
Congregation of Holy Cross (Holy Cross Fathers) C.S.C. Blessed Basil Moreau Holy Cross 1837
Congregation of the Holy Spirit Under the Protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Holy Ghost Fathers, Spiritans) C.S.Sp. Fr. Claude Poullart des Places 1703
Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists) C.I.M. / C.J.M. Fr. John Eudes 1643
Congregation of Maronite Lebanese Missionaries M.L. 1865
Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinian Sisters) C.S. Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini 1895
Congregation of the Mother of Carmel C.M.C. St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara Carmelite 1866
Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix (Vietnam) C.M.C. Bishop Dominic Maria Trần Đình Thủ 1909
Congregation of Notre Dame C.N.D. Mother Marguerite Bourgeoys 1653
Congregation of the Oblates to Divine Love Mother Margherita Diomira Crispi
Congregation of Our Lady of Calvary rr. ançois Leclerc du Tremblay, OFM Cap Benedictine 1617
Congregation of Our Lady of Fidelity N.D.F. Mother Henriette le Forestier d'Osseville 1831
Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions R.N.D.M. Mother Adèle Euphrasie Barbier Augustinian 1861
Congregation of Our Lady of Pity C.L.P.
Congregation of Our Lady of Sion N.D.S. Frs. Marie Theodor Ratisbonne & Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne Congregation of Our Lady of Sion 1852
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary SS.CC. Fr. Pierre Coudrin 1800
Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth ALPHABET C.S.N. Victoire Larmenier 1857
Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy ALPHABET O.L.M. Mother Teresa Eva Potocka 1862
Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection ALPHABET C.R. Celine Borzecka and Hedwig Borzecka 1891
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice (Felician Sisters) MOVE TO F C.S.S.F. Sophia Truszkowska 1855
Congregation of St. Basil C.S.B. Fr. Joseph Lapierre Basilian 1822
Congregation of St. John F.J.
Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel C.S.M.A.
Congregation of St. Thérèse of Lisieux C.S.T. Metropolitan Mar Augustine Kandathil 1931 / 1945
Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy R.S.M. Sisters of Mercy 1991
Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sisters) O.L.M. Mother Teresa Eva Potocka 1862
Congregation of Windesheim Fr. Geert Groote

Florens Radewyns

Augustinian 1386
Cono-Sur Congregation O.S.B. Benedictine 1976
Consolata Missionaries I.M.C. Giuseppe Allamano 1901
Crosiers (Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross) O.S.C. Theodorus de Cellis Late 12th century
Crusade of the Holy Spirit C.H.S.

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Name Post nominals Founder Family Year founded
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul D.C. St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac Vincentian-Setonian 1633
Daughters of the Church (India) D.C./ E.F.
Daughters of the Cross of Liege F.C.
Daughters of Divine Charity F.D.C. Mother Franziska Lechner 1868
Daughters of Divine Love D.D.L. Bishop Godfrey Mary Paul Okoye 1969
Daughters of Divine Zeal F.D.Z. St. Annibale Maria di Francia 1887
Daughters of the Heart of Mary D.H.M.
Daughters of the Holy Cross, Sisters of St. Andrew Andrew Fournet, Joan Elizabeth Bichier des Ages 1807
Daughters of the Holy Spirit Ven. Félix de Jesús Rougier Felixian 1924
Daughters of the Holy Spirit (White Sisters) D.H.S. Srs. Marie Belavenne and Renée Burel 1706
Daughters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary D.I.H.M.
Daughters of Jesus (France) Abbot Pierre Noury 1834
Daughters of Jesus (Spain) F.I. St. Saint Candida Maria of Jesus 1871
Daughters of Mary D.M. Msgr. Joseph Kuzhinjalil 1938
Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception D.M. Msgr. Lucian Bojnowski 1904
Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love D.M.M.L. Mother Paul Marie 2003
Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Savior
Daughters of the Oratory F.d.O. Vincenzo Grossi 1885
Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion D.O.L.C. Mother Suzanne Aubert 1892
Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy St. Maria Giuseppa Rossello 1837
Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden O.L.G. St. Anthony Gianelli Gianelli 1829
Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus F.S.C.G. Ignazia Verzeri 1831
Daughters of St. Ann D.S.A.
Daughters of St. Anne of Calcutta D.S.A.
Daughters of St. Anne of Ranchi D.S.A.
Daughters of St. Camillus D.S.C. Camillian
Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi D.S.F.A. Franciscan 1894
Daughters of St. Francis de Sales D.S.F.S. Salesian
Daughters of Saint Mary of Providence F.S.M.P. Dina Bosatta, Luigi Guanella 1872
Daughters of St. Paul (Pauline Sisters) F.S.P. Blessed James Alberione and Ven. Mother Thecla Merlo Pauline 1915
Daughters of St. Thomas D.S.T.
Daughters of Wisdom D.W. St. Louis de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet Montfortian 1707
Deen Bandhu Samaj (India) D.B.S.
Discalced Augustinians O.A.D. Augustinian 1592
Discalced Carmelites (Barefoot Carmelites) O.C.D. St. Teresa of Ávila and St. John of the Cross Carmelite 1568
Discalced Mercedarians O.M.D. Fr. Juan Bautista González Alcázar, O. de M. Mercedarian 1603
Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ
Dominicans (Order of Preachers) O.P. St. Dominic Dominican 13th century
Dominican Missionaries for the Deaf Apostolate O.P. Miss. Dominican 2004
Dominican Missionary Sisters of St. Elizabeth D.M.S.E. Dominican
Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary O.P. Mother Domien-Marie Saintourens Dominican 1880
Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin O.P. St. Francisco Coll Guitart Dominican 1856
Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt (Congregation of St. Dominic of Blauvelt) O.P. Mother Mary Sammon Dominican 1890
Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne O.P. Mother Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Dominican 1900
Dominican Sisters of Hope O.P. Dominican 1995
Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids (Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) O.P. Bishop Caspar Henry Borgess Dominican 1877
Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception O.P. Mother Maria Bialecka Dominican 1861
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist O.P. Mother Mary Assumpta Long Dominican 1997
Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Name O.P. Dominican 1850
Dominican Sisters of Peace O.P. Dominican 2009
Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia O.P. Bishop James Whelan Dominican 1860
Dominican Sisters of San Rafael (Dominican Congregation of the Most Holy Name of Jesus) O.P. Bishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany and Mother Mary of the Cross Goemaere Dominican 1850
Dominican Sisters of Sparkill (Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary) O.S.D. Mother Catherine M. Antoninus Dominican 1876
Dominican Sisters of the Queen of the Rosary O.P. Dominican 1888

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founded

English Benedictine Congregation E.B.C. Benedictine 1607-1633

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Founder Family Year

founded

Faithful Companions of Jesus Sisters F.C.J. Ven. Marie-Madeleine d'Houët 1820
Fathers of Mercy C.P.M. Fr. Jean-Baptiste Rauzan 1808
Federation of the Sisters of Mercy R.S.M. Sisters of Mercy 1973
Filippini Sisters (Religious Teachers Filippini, Sisters of St. Lucy Filippini) M.P.F. St. Lucy Filippini and Cardinal Marco Antonio Barbarigo 1692
Franciscan Apostolic Sisters F.A.S. Fr. Gerardo Filippeto Franciscan 1954
Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn O.S.F. Bishop John Loughlin 1858
Franciscan Brothers of the Eucharist F.B.E. 2002
Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross F.F.S.C. James Wirth 1862
Franciscan Brothers of Peace F.B.P. Br. Michael Gaworski 1982
Franciscan Clarist Congregation 19th century
Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate F.I. Frs. Stefano Maria Manelli and Gabriel Maria Pellettieri 1970
Franciscan Friars of the Renewal C.F.R. Fr. Benedict Groeschel 1987
Franciscan Handmaids of Mary Ignatius Lissner 1915
Franciscan Hospitaller Sisters of the Immaculate Conception F.H.I.C. Mother Maria Clara 1871
Franciscan Minims of the Perpetual Help of Mary F.M. 1942
Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood F.M.D.M. Mother Colette Franciscan 1887
Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word M.F.V.A. 1987
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary F.M.M. Helene de Chappotin 1877
Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph F.M.S.J.
Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa F.M.S.A.
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary O.S.F. Blessed Mary Catherine Troiani 1868
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Infant Jesus 1879
Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Littlehampton F.M.S.L.
Franciscan Nardini Sisters of the Holy Family (Nardini Sisters, Mallersdorfer Sisters) F.P.M. Blessed Paul Joseph Nardini 1855
Franciscan Servants of Jesus 1997
Franciscan Servants of the Sacred Heart S.S.C.
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany O.S.F. Fr. Pamfilo of Magliano 1859
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity O.S.F. Ambrose Oschwald 1869
Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist F.S.E. Franciscan 1973
Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus F.E.H.J.
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 the Immaculate Conception F.I.C.
Franciscan Sisters of Mary F.S.M. 1987
Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate Blessed Mother Caritas Brader 1893
Franciscan Sisters of Mill Hill O.S.F.
Franciscan Sisters of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother T.O.R. Bishop Albert Henry Ottenweller 1988
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration F.S.P.A. 1849
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart F.S.S.H. Fr. Wilhelm Berger 1866
Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga F.S.A.G. Franciscan
Franciscan Sisters of St. Clare F.S.C.
Francisca Sisters of St. Elizabeth O.S.E.
Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph F.S.S.J.
Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary of the Angels F.S.M.A.
Franciscan Sisters of Siessen O.S.F.
Fransalians (Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales) M.S.F.S. Fr. Peter Mermier De Sales 1838
Fraternity of Charles de Foucauld Foucauldian 1992
Fraternity Jesus Caritas Foucauldian 1952
Friars of St. Francis F.S.F. Franciscan 1993
Order of Friars Minor Capuchin O.F.M. Cap. Fr. Matteo da Bascio Franciscan 1525
Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Grey Friars) O.F.M. Conv. St. Francis of Assisi 1209
Order of St. Clare (Poor Clares) O.S.C. St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi 1212
Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration P.C.P.A. Marie Claire Bouillevaux 1854
School Sisters of St. Francis S.S.S.F. Sr. Mary Alexia 1874
Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George F.S.G.M. Fr. John Gerard Dall and Mother M. Anselma Bopp 1869
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis S.S.J.-T.O.S.F. 46 School Sisters of St. Francis 1901
Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis Mother Maria Heuber 1700

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founded

Glenmary Home Missioners Fr. William Howard Bishop Glenmary 1939
Glenmary Sisters Fr. William Howard Bishop Glenmary 1941
Good Shepherd Sisters (Sisters of Jesus the Good Shepherd, Pastorelles) Blessed James Alberione Pauline 1938
Grey Nuns (Sisters of Charity of Montreal) S.G.M. St. Marguerite d'Youville Vincentian-Setonian 1738
Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart G.N.S.H. Vincentian-Setonian 1921
Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception G.S.I.C. 77 Sisters of Charity of Ottawa Vincentian-Setonian 1926
Groupe Charles de Foucauld Foucaldian 1923
Guadalupan Missionaries of the Holy Spirit Ven. Félix de Jesús Rougier Felixian 1930

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founded

Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity A.A.S.C. 1950
Handmaids of Charity A.D.C. Maria Crocifissa di Rosa 1840
Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus H.H.C.J.
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
Helpers of Mount Rosary (India) H.M.R.
Heralds of the Good News (India) H.H.N.
Heralds of the Gospel E.P. Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias Heralds of the Gospel 1970
Hermits of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel O. Carm. Carmelite 12th century
Hermits of St. Augustine E.O.S.A. Augustinian
Hermits of St. Bruno H.S.B. Carthusian 2001
Hieronymites (Order of St. Jerome) O.S.H. Augustinian 14th century
Holy Family Sisters of Spoleto (India) H.F.S.
Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (Pink Nuns) S.Sp.S.A.P. Fr. Arnold Janssen 1896
Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus H.S.C.

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founded

Idente Missionaries (Institute of Christ the Redeemer) I.I.C.R./ I.M. Fernando Rielo 1959
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest I.C.R.S.S. Msgr. Gilles Wach and Fr. Philippe Mora 1990
Institute of the Daughters of Mary, Sisters of the Pious Schools Sch. P. St. Paula Montel Fornés 1847
Institut des Frères Serviteurs Foucauldian 1979
Institute of the Holy Family Blessed James Alberione Pauline 1960
Institute of the Incarnate Word I.V.E. Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela Institute of the Incarnate Word 1984
Institute of Jesus the Priest Blessed James Alberione Pauline 1959
Institute of Mary of the Annunciation Blessed James Alberione Pauline 1958
Institute of Our Lady of Mercy (Great Britain) R.S.M. Sisters of Mercy 1983
Istituto del Prado Ist. del Prado Antoine Chevrier 1856
Institute of St. Gabriel the Archangel Blessed James Alberione Pauline 1958

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Jesuits (Society of Jesus) S.J. St. Ignatius of Loyola 1540
Josephite Fathers (St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart) S.S.J. Fr. Charles Uncle Josephite 1871
Josephite Sisters (Redemptorists Sisters of St. Joseph) J.SS.R. Josephite

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Name Post

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founded

Ladies of Bethany L.B. 1919
Legion of Christ L.C. Fr. Marcial Maciel Regnum Christi 1941
Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd B.G.S. Br. Mathias Barrett 1951
Little Brothers of the Gospel Fr. René Voillaume Foucauldian 1956
Little Brothers of Jesus L.B.J. Foucauldian 1933
Little Brothers of Jesus of the Most Blessed Sacrament Foucauldian
Little Brothers of Nazareth L.B.N.
Little Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the Sick Poor P.S.S.C. Giovanna Francesca Michelotti 1874
Little Sisters of the Assumption L.S.A. Fr. Etienne Pernet Augustinian 1865
Little Sisters of the Gospel Fr. René Voillaume Foucauldian 1963
Little Sisters of the Incarnation
Little Sisters of the Mother of Sorrows Clelia Barbieri 1868
Little Sisters of the Poor L.S.P. St. Jeanne Jugan 1839
Little Sisters of the Poor (India) P.S.D.P.
Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly H.A.D. Teresa of Jesus Jornet 1872
Loreto Sisters (Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary) I.B.V.M. Ven. Mary Ward 1609
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Bac Ha L.H.C.B.H. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Binh Cang Nha Trang L.H.C.B.C.N.T. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Cai Mon L.H.C.C.M. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Go Vap L.H.C.G.V. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Huong-Phuong L.H.C.H.P. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Los Angeles L.H.C. Bishop William R. Johnson Lovers of the Holy Cross 1978
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Nha Trang L.H.C.N.T. Bishop Marcel Piquet Lovers of the Holy Cross 1955
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Phan Thien L.H.C.P.T. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Phát Diệm L.H.C.P.D. Bishop Alexandre Marcou Thành Lovers of the Holy Cross 1902
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Tan Viet L.H.C.T.V. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Thanh Hoa L.H.C.T.H. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross of Thu Thiem L.H.C.T.T. Lovers of the Holy Cross
Lovers of the Holy Cross (Vietnam) T.H.C.S. Bishop Pierre Lambert de la Motte Lovers of the Holy Cross 1670

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Malabar Missionary Brothers (India) M.M.B.
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary M.I.C. Blessed Stanislaus Papczyński 1673
Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln (Marian Sisters) M.S. 1952
Marianists (Society of Mary) S.M. Marianist
Marianist Lay Communities M.L.C. Marianist
Marianist Sisters F.M.I. Blessed William Joseph Chaminade and Ven. Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon Marianist 1816
Marianites of Holy Cross M.S.C. Basil Moreau Holy Cross 1841
Marist Brothers F.M.S. St. Marcellin Champagnat Marist 1817
Marist Sisters S.M. Ven. Jean-Claude Colin and Jeanne-Marie Chavoin Marist 1823
Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) S.M. Ven. Jean-Claude Colin Marist 1816
Maryknoll Fathers (Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America) M.M. Fr. Thomas Price and Fr. James Walsh Maryknoll 1911
Maryknoll Lay Missioners M.K.L.M. Maryknoll 1975
Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic M.M. Mother Mary Joseph Rogers Maryknoll 1912
Medical Missionaries of Mary M.M.M. Mary Martin Benedictine 1937
Medical Mission Sisters S.C.M.M. Dr. Anna Dengel 1925
Medical Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (India) O.S.F. Franciscan
Mehrerau Cistercian Congregation Benedictine 1624
Mercedarians (Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy) O. de M./

O. Merc.

St. Peter Nolasco Mercedarian 1218
Mercedarian Missionaries of Berríz Mother Margarita Lopez de Maturana Mercedarian 1926
Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament H.M.S.S. Mother Maria del Refugio Mercedarian 1946
Messengers of Mother Mary M.M.M.
Miles Christi M.C. Fr. Roberto Juan Yannuzzi 1994
Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem O.S.L.J. Crusaders of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem 1119
Militia Immaculatae (Knights of the Immaculata) M.I. St. Maximillian Kolbe 1917
Mill Hill Missionaries (St. Joseph’s Missionary Society of Mill Hill) M.H.M. Fr. Herbert Alfred Vaughan 1866
Minims (Order of Minims) O.M. St. Francis of Paola Minim 1435
Minim Nuns (Federation of the Minim Nuns) Minim
Mission Helpers of The Sacred Heart M.H.S.H. 1890
Missionaries of Charity M.C. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Missionaries of Charity 1950
Missionaries of Charity Brothers M.C. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Fr. Ian Travers-Ball Missionaries of Charity 1963
Missionaries of Charity Contemplative Fathers and Brothers M.C. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Fr. Sebastian Vazhakala Missionaries of Charity 1979
Missionaries of Charity Contemplative Sisters M.C. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Sr. M. Nirmala Missionaries of Charity 1963
Missionaries of Charity Fathers M.C. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Fr. Joseph Langford Missionaries of Charity 1984
Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence M.C.D.P. Mother Mary Benitia Vermeersch Divine Providence 1930
Missionary Congregation for the Blessed Sacrament M.C.B.S. Fr. Mathew Alakulam and Fr. Joseph Paredom 1933
Missionaries of St. Giuseppe of Mexico M.J.
Missionaries of God's Love M.G.L. Fr. Ken Barker 1986
Missionaries of the Gospel of Life Fr. Frank Pavone Priests for Life 2005
Missionaries of the Holy Spirit M.Sp.S. Ven. Félix de Jesús Rougier Felixian 1914
Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary M.I.H.M.
Missionaries of Jesus the Eternal Priest M.J. Ven. Margherita Maria Guaini 1947
Missionaries of La Salette M.S. Bishop Philibert de Bruillard La Salette 1852
Missionaries of the Little Flower M.L.F.
aissionaries of riannhill, C.M.M. Fr. Francis Pfanner 1907
Missionaries of Mary Srs. Sophie Renoux, Edit Fabian, and Rachel Luxford 2007
Missionaries of Mary Immaculate M.M.I.
Missionaries of Mary Mediatrix M.M.M.
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate O.M.I. St. Eugène de Mazenod 1816
Missionaries of the Nativity of Mary M.N.M.
Missionaries of the Poor M.O.P. Fr. Richard Ho Lung 1981
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Precious Blood Fathers) C.PP.S. St. Gaspar del Bufalo 1815
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart M.S.C. Blessed Jules Chevalier 1854
Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary M.S.H.J.M. St. Gaetano Errico 1836
Missionaries of St. Alphonso de Liguori St. Anthony Gianelli Gianelli 1827
Missionaries of St. Joseph M.J.
Missionary Servants of Most Holy Trinity S.T.
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception S.M.I.C. Abbot Armand August Bahlmann and Mother Elizabeth Tombrock Franciscan 1910
Missionary Sisters of St. Theresa, Servant of Passion S.T.S.P. Sr. Louisa Benedita 1992
Missionary Sisters of La Salette S.N.D.S. Bishop Philibert de Bruillard La Salette 1852
Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit S.S.p.S. St. Arnold Jansen 1889
Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria M.S.P. Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria 1977
Missionary Society of St. Thomas the Apostle M.S.T.
Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit S.S.p.S. St. Arnold Jansen 1889
Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem Br. Pierre-Marie Delfieux 1975
Monks of Bethlehem (Monastic Brothers of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of St. Bruno) Carthusian 1976
Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel M. Carm. Bishop David L. Ricken Carmelite 2003
Montfort Missionaries (Company of Mary) S.M.M. St. Louis de Montfort Montfortian 1705

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Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand R.S.M. Sisters of Mercy 2005

O[edit]

Name Post nominals Founder Family Year founded
Oblate Apostles of the Two Hearts O.A.T.H. 1995
Oblates of the Blessed Trinity Trinitarian 1987
Oblate Hospital Franciscan Sisters (India) O.H.F.S.
Oblates of Jesus the Priest O.J.S. Ven. Félix de Jesús Rougier Felixian 1924
Oblates of the Holy Spirit O.S.S. Elena Guerra 1882
Oblates of the Most Holy Trinity Trinitarian
Oblates of the Precious Blood O.P.B.
Oblates of St. Alphonso de Liguori St. Anthony Gianelli Gianelli 1838
Oblates of St. Benedict Obl. S.B. Benedictine
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales O.S.F.S. Fr. Louis Brisson Salesian 1875
Oblates of St. Joseph O.S.J. St. Joseph Marello 1878
Oblate Sisters of Jesus the Priest O.J.S. Ven. Félix de Jesús Rougier, M.Sp.S. 1924
Oblate Sisters of Providence O.S.P. James Nicholas Joubert 1829
Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Teresa Casini 1894
Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales O.S.F.S. Fr. Louis Brisson and Mother Marie de Sales Chappuis Salesian 1868
Oblates of the Virgin Mary O.M.V. Bruno Lanteri 1827
Olivetans (Order of Our Lady of Mount Olivet) St. Bernardo Tolomei Benedictine 1313
Opus Dei (The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei) Opus Dei St. Josemaría Escrivá Opus Dei 1928
Oratorians (Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri) C.O./ Cong. Orat. St. Francis de Sales and St. Philip Neri Salesian 1875
Order of Augustinian Recollects O.A.R. Augustinian 16th century
Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan Order) O.F.M. St. Francis of Assisi Franciscan 1209
Order of St. Augustine O.S.A. St. Augustine of Hippo Augustinian 1244
Order of St. Benedict O.S.B. St. Benedict of Nursia Benedictine 529
Ottilien Congregation Dom Andreas Amrhein Benedictine 1884
Our Lady's Missionaries of the Eucharist O.L.M.E.
Our Lady's Nurses of the Poor O.L.N.

P[edit]

Name Post nominals Founder Family Year founded
Padro Sisters P.S.
Palliumites (Society of the Pallium) S.S.P. Pope Pius IX 1851
Pallottines (Society of the Catholic Apostolate) S.A.C. St. Vincent Pallotti 1835
Paris Foreign Missions Society M.E.P. Fr. Alexandre de Rhodes 1658
Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate P.V.M.I. Mother Mary Teresa Tallon 1920
Passionists (Congregation of the Passion) C.P. St. Paul of the Cross Passionist 1720
Passionist Sisters (Sisters of the Cross and the Passion) Mother Elizabeth Prout Passionist 1852
Passionist Nuns (Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ) C.P. Passionist
Patriarchal Congregation of Bzommar I.P.C.B. Patriarch Jacob Petros II Hovsepian 1750
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 St. Paul the Apostle) C.S.P. Fr. Isaac Thomas Hecker Paulist 1858
Pauvres de Saint-François (Poor of St. Francis) (France) P.S.F. Franciscan
Petites Franciscaines de Marie (Little Franciscans of Mary) (France) P.F.M. Franciscan
Petites Soeurs du Coeur de Jésus (Bangui, Central African Republic) Franciscan
Piarists (Order Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools, Scolopi, Escolapios) S.P./ Sch. P. St. Joseph Calasanz 1617
Piccole Figlie di St. Giuseppe (Italy) PP.FF. St. G.
Pious Disciples of the Divine Master P.D.D.M. Blessed James Alberione & Mother Maria Scolastica Rivata Pauline 1924
Sisters of the Reparation of the Holy Face MOVE TO S Ven. Abbot Hildebrand Gregori Benedictine 1950
Poor Brothers of St. Francis C.F.P. Johannes Hoever Franciscan 1861
Poor Clares of Santa Barbara Franciscan 1928
Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ P.H.J.C. Blessed Catherine Kasper 1851
Poor Servants of Divine Providence (India) P.S.D.P.
Poor Sisters of Divine Providence (India) P.S.D.P.
Poor Sisters of Jesus Crucified and the Sorrowful Mother C.J.C. Fr. Alphonsus Maria 1924
Poor Sisters of Nazareth P.S.N.
Poor Sisters of Our Lady (India) P.S.O.L.
Poor Sisters of St. Joseph-Hermanas (Pobres Josefinas Buenoarensas) P.S.S.J.
Prabhudasi Sisters of Ajmer (Handmaids of the Lord) (India) P.S.A.
Presentation Sisters (Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary) P.B.V.M. Ven. Nano Nagle Presentation Sisters 1775
Presentation Sisters of Watervliet, New York (Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary) P.B.V.M. Presentation Sisters from Ireland Presentation Sisters 1881
Premonstratensians (Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré, Norbertines, White Canons) C.C.O.P. St. Norbert of Xanten Premonstratensians 1120
Presentation Brothers F.P.M. Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice Edmund Rice 1802
Priests for Life P.F.L. Fr. Lee Kaylor Priests for Life 1990
Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) S.C.J. Fr. Léon Dehon 1878
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter F.S.S.P. Fr. Josef Bisig 1988
Priestly Society of the Holy Cross St. Josemaría Escrivá Opus Dei 1943
Putri Karmel Carmelite 1982

Q[edit]

Name Post nominals Founder Family Year founded
Queen of Apostles Sisters (Sisters of Mary, Queen of Apostles) Blessed James Alberione Pauline 1959
Qui Nhon Missionary Sisters of the Holy Cross L.H.C. Lovers of the Holy Cross 1922

R[edit]

Name Post nominals Founder Family Year founded
Racine Dominican Sisters (Congregation of Sisters of St. Dominic of St. Catherine of Sienna) O.P. Dominican 1862
Redemptorists (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer) C.Ss.R. St. Alphonsus Liguori Redemptorist 1732
Regina Virginum E.P. Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias Heralds of the Gospel 2005
Regnum Christi Consecrated Men R.C. Frs. Marcial Maciel and Álvaro Corcuera Regnum Christi 1975
Regnum Christi Consecrated Women R.C. Margarita Estrada, Guadalupe Magaña and Graciela Magaña Regnum Christi 1969
Religious of the Assumption R.A. Mother Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, R.A. Assumptionist Sisters 1839
Religious of Christian Education Abbé Louis Lafosse 1817
Religious of Jesus and Mary R.J.M. St. Claudine Thévenet 1818
Religious of Mary Immaculate R.M.I. Vincentia Maria López y Vicuña 1876
Religious of Nazareth
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary R.S.H.M. Jean Gailhac 1849
Religious of the Virgin Mary R.V.M. Ven. Ignacia del Espíritu Santo 1684
Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan R.S.M. 1973
Religious Sisters of Charity (Irish Sisters of Charity) R.S.C. Mary Aikenhead 1815
Resurrectionists C.R. Peter Semenenko 1836
Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus R.C.J. St. Annibale Maria di Francia 1897
Rosminians (Institute of Charity) I.C. Blessed Antonio Rosmini-Serbati 1828

S[edit]

Name Post nominals Founder Family Year founded
Sadhu Sevana Sisters (India) S.S.S.
St. Patrick's Missionary Society (St. Patrick's Society for Foreign Missions, Kiltegan Fathers) S.P.S. Bishop Joseph Shanahan and Fr. Patrick Whitney 1920
Salesians of St. Don Bosco (Society of St. Francis de Sales) S.D.B. St. Don Bosco Salesian 1857
Salesian Sisters (Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) F.M.A. St. Maria Domenica Mazzarello Salesian 1872
Salvatorians (Society of the Divine Savior) S.D.S. Ven. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan 1881
Scalabrinian Missionaries (Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo) C.S. Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini Scalabrinian 1887
Scalabrinian Missionary Sisters (Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo) C.S. Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini Scalabrinian 1895
School Sisters of Christ the King C.K. Bishop Glennon Patrick Flavin 1976
School Sisters of Notre Dame S.S.N.D. Mother Caroline Gerhardinger 1833
Servants of the Blessed Sacrament St. Peter Julian Eymard and Mother Marguerite Guillot Eymardian 1858
Servants of Charity (Guanellians) Sd.C./ S.C. St. Luigi Guanella 1908
Servants of the Holy Cross Augustinian
Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary S.S.C.M.
Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara S.S.V.M Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela Institute of the Incarnate Word 1985
Servites (Order of the Servants of Mary) O.S.M. Seven Holy Founders Servites 1233
Servite Sisters (Religious Sisters of the Third Order of Servites, Mantellates) O.S.M. St. Philip and St. Juliana Falconieri Servites 1284
Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters (Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary) O.P. Fr. Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli Dominican 1847
Sisters Adorers Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity A.A.S.C.
Sister Adorers of the Precious Blood R.P.G. Mother Catherine Caouette 1861
Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood and Daughters of Mary Immaculate A.P.B.
Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest Cardinal Ennio Antonelli Salesian 2004
Sisters of Adoration, Slaves of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity Mother Maria Micaela 1850
Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel A.C. Mother Veronica of the Passion Carmelite 1870
Sisters of Bethlehem (Monastic Sisters of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of St. Bruno) Carthusian 1950
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament St. Katharine Drexel 1891
Sisters of Calvary S.C.
Sisters of the Cenacle R.C. Fr. Jean-Pierre Etienne Terme and Mother Thérèse Couderc 1826
Sisters of Charity of Australia R.S.C. Vincentian-Setonian 1838
Sisters of Charity of the -Blessed Virgin Mary B.V.M. Mother Mary Frances Clarke Vincentian-Setonian 1831
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati S.C. Mother Margaret Farrell George Vincentian-Setonian 1829
Sisters of Charity of Good and Perpetual Succour B.P.S. Mother Caroline Lenferna de Laresle Vincentian-Setonian 1850
Sisters of Charity of Halifax (Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul) S.C. Archbishop William Walsh Vincentian-Setonian 1849
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception S.C.I.C. Bishop Thomas-Louis Connolly and Mother Honoria Conway Vincentian-Setonian 1854
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston C.C.V.I. Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis Augustinian 1866
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio C.C.V.I. Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis and St. Madeleine Chollet Augustinian 1869
Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary Canon Petrus Joseph Triest Vincentian-Setonian 1803
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth S.C.L. Mother Xavier Ross Vincentian-Setonian 1858
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth S.C.N. Bishop John Baptist Mary David Vincentian-Setonian 1812
Sisters of Charity of Nevers Dom Jean-Baptiste Delaveyne Vincentian-Setonian 1680
Sisters of Charity of New York S.C. 3 Sisters of Charity from Philadelphia Vincentian-Setonian 1841
Sisters of Charity of Ottawa (Grey Nuns of Ottawa) S.C.O. Mother Elizabeth Bruyere Vincentian-Setonian 1845
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron Mother Perrine Thulard Vincentian-Setonian 1682
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy O.L.M. Bishop John England Vincentian-Setonian 1829
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church Vincentian-Setonian
Sisters of Charity of Providence S.P. Émilie Gamelin 1844
Sisters of Charity of St. Ann S.Ch.S.A. Vincentian-Setonian
Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine S.C.A. Bishop Louis Amadeus Rappe Augustinian 1851
Sisters of Charity of Sts. Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa S.C.C.G. St. Bartolomea Capitanio and St. Vincenza Gerosa Vincentian-Setonian 1832
Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth S.C. Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan Vincentian-Setonian 1859
Sisters of Charity of St. Hyacinthe S.C.S.H. Archbishop Joseph Signay Vincentian-Setonian 1840
Sisters of Charity of St. John of God (India) S.C.J.G. Vincentian-Setonian
Sisters of Charity of St. Paul S.P.C. Fr. Louis Chauvet 1696
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill S.C. Mother Aloysia Lowe Vincentian-Setonian 1870
Sisters of Charity of Quebec S.C.Q. Mother Marcelle Mallet Vincentian-Setonian 1849
Sisters of Christian Charity S.C.C. Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt 1849
Sisters of the Child Jesus of Chauffailles R.E.J. Sisters of the Child Jesus 1859
Sisters of the Child Jesus of Le Puy-en-Velay R.E.J. Mother Ann-Marie Martel Sisters of the Child Jesus 1676
Sisters of the Cross and Passion C.P. Mother Elizabeth Prout Passionist 1852
Sisters of the Destitute Fr. Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly 1927
Sisters of the Divine Compassion Mother Mary Veronica 1886
Sisters of the Good Shepherd (Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd) R.G.S. St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier Good Shepherd Sisters 1835
Sisters of the Good Shepherd of Omaha R.G.S. Bishop Richard Scannell Good Shepherd Sisters 1894
Sisters of the Guardian Angel S.A.C.
Sisters of the Holy Childhood of Jesus and Mary Anne-Victoire Méjanes 1807
Sisters of the Holy Cross (Indiana) C.S.C. Holy Cross 1841
Sisters of Holy Cross (Montreal) C.S.C. Holy Cross 1847
Sisters of the Holy Family (Louisiana) S.H.F. Ven. Henriette DeLille 1837
Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth C.S.F.N. Franciszka Siedliska 1875
Sisters of the Holy Family of Villefranche S.F. Émilie de Rodat 1816
Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary H.M. Fr. John Joseph Begel 1856
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary S.N.J.M. Marie Rose Durocher 1837
Sisters of the Holy Redeemer
Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate S.H.Sp. Mother Margaret Mary Healy Murphy 1887
Sisters of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts S.U.S.C. John Baptist Debrabant Salesian 1828
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of Castres St. Émilie de Villeneuve 19th century
Sisters of the Infant Jesus I.J. Fr. Nicholas Barré 1666
Sisters of Jesus Crucified C.J.C.
Sisters of Jesus, Our Hope S.J.H. 1992
Sisters of Life S.V. Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor 1991
Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany (India) B.S.
Sisters of Marie-Auxiliatrice M.A. Sophie-Thérèse de Soubiran La Louvière 1864
Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church S.M.M.C. 15 Sisters of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen 2007
Sisters of Mary Queen C.M.R.
Sisters of Mercy (Religious Sisters of Mercy) R.S.M. Mother Catherine McAuley Sisters of Mercy 1831
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas R.S.M. Sisters of Mercy 1991
Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea R.S.M. Mother Ursula Frayne Sisters of Mercy 1846
Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland R.S.M. Sisters of Mercy
Sisters of Mercy of Philippines R.S.M. Bishop Lino Gonzaga Sisters of Mercy 1954
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Alexandria Borromean Sisters 1884
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Cairo Borromean Sisters 1904
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Emmaus Borromean Sisters
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Haifa Borromean Sisters 1888
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Jerusalem Borromean Sisters 1886
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Maastricht Fr. Peter Anton van Baer Borromean Sisters 1837
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Nancy Borromean Sisters 1626
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Prague Prince-Bishop Alois Josef, Freiherr von Schrenk Borromean Sisters 1838
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Trebnitz Prince-Bishop Melchior, Freiherr von Diepenbrock Borromean Sisters 1848
Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo of Trier Nancy Borromean Sisters Borromean Sisters 1811
Sisters of Mercy of the Union (Great Britain) R.S.M. Sisters of Mercy 1976
Sisters of Mercy of Verona I.S.M. Charles Steeb, Luigia Poloni 1840
Sisters Minor of Mary Immaculate Fr. Elia M. Bruson, OFM Conv. and Mother Maria Elisabetta Patrizi 1983
Sisters of Mission Service S.M.S. Fr. Godfrey W. Kuckartz, OMI 1951
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur S.N.D./ S.N.D. de N. Julie Billiart 1803
Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation Augustinian
Sisters of Our Lady of Sion N.D.S. Frs. Marie Theodor Ratisbonne & Marie-Alphonse Ratisbonne Congregation of Our Lady of Sion 1843
Sisters of the Poor, Palazzolo Institute S.d.P.I.P. Luigi Maria Palazzolo 1869
Sisters of the Presentation of Mary P.M. Blessed Anne-Marie Rivier 1796
Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods S.P. Theodore Guerin 1840
Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul S.P. 4 Sisters of Charity of Montreal Vincentian-Setonian 1861
Sisters of the Reparation of the Holy Face Ven. Hildebrand Gregori Benedictine 1950
Sisters of La Retraite Mother Catherine de Francheville 1674
Sisters of Sacred Sciences S.S.S.
Sisters of St. Agnes Caspar Rehrl 1858
Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace
Sisters of St. Casimir S.S.C. Mother Maria Kaupas 1907
Sisters of St. Chretienne S.S.Ch. Anne Victoire de Mejanes Tailleur 1807
Sisters of St. Dorothy (Dorotheans) S.S.D. Paula Frassinetti 1834
Sisters of St. Elizabeth Mother Dorothea Wolff 1842
Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi 37 Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Franciscan 1873
Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Franciscan 1849
Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity Mother Magdalen Damen Franciscan 1835
Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, Minnesota Sister Mary Alfred Moes Franciscan 1877
Sisters of St. Joan of Arc Augustinian
Sisters of St. John the Baptist C.S.J.B. 1876
Sisters of St Joseph (Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille) C.S.J. Fr. Jean Paul Médaille 1650
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition St. Emily de Vialar 1832
Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons 1812
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace C.S.J.P. Margaret Anna Cusack 1884
Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield
Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart S.S.J. 1866
Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes S.J.T.
Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker S.J.W.
Sisters of St. Louis S.S.L.
Sisters of St. Martha C.S.M. Bishop John Cameron Vincentian-Setonian 1900
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon S.S.M.O. 9 Oregonian women 1886
Sisters of St. Paul Third Order Regular C.S.P.T.O.R. Paulist
Sisters of St. Peter Claver (India) S.S.P.C.
Sisters of St. Rita Fr. Hugolinus Dach, O.S.A. Augustinian 1911
Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (St. Therese Sisters) S.S.Th. Maria Crocifissa Curcio 20th century
Sisters of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart S.D.S.H. 1941
Sister Servants of the Eternal Word of Birmingham, Alabama S.S.E.W.
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Monroe, Michigan) I.H.M. Fr. Louis Florent Gillet, C.Ss.R., Mother Marie Theresa Duchemin and Mother Theresa Maxis Immaculate Heart of Mary 1845
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Chester County, Pennsylvania) I.H.M. St. John Neumann and Mother Marie Theresa Duchemin Immaculate Heart of Mary 1858
Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scranton, Pennsylvania) I.H.M. Immaculate Heart of Mary 1871
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
Sisters of Social Service S.S.S. Mother Margit Slachta Benedictine 1923
Slav Congregation O.S.B. Benedictine 1945
Society of African Missions (S.M.A. Fathers) S.M.A. Fr. Melchior de Marion Brésillac 1850
Society of the Atonement (Atonement Friars, Graymoor Friars) S.A. 1909
Society of Bethlemite Sisters Bethl.
Society of Christ Fathers (The Society of Christ Fathers for Poles Living Abroad) S.Chr. Cardinal August Hlond and Fr. Ignacy Posadzy 1932
Society of the Helpers of the Holy Souls A.P./ H.H.S. Blessed Eugenia Smet 1856
Society of the Holy Child Jesus S.H.C.J. Mother Cornelia Connelly 1846
Society of Marian Servants of Jesus S.M.S.J. 2010
Société des Missions-Étrangères du Québec P.M.E. 1921
Society of the Missionary Servants of the Poor M.S.o.P. 2008
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity S.O.L.T. Fr. James H. Flanagan Trinitarian 1958
Society of St. Augustine (Kansas Augustinians) S.S.A. 4 Augustinian Recollects Augustinian 1981
Society of St. Edmund (Edmundians) S.S.E. Fr. Jean Baptiste Muard 1843
Society of St. John S.S.J.
Society of St. Paul (Paulines) S.S.P. Blessed Giacomo Alberione Pauline 1914
Society of St. Pius X S.S.P.X. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre 1970
Society of St. Vincent de Paul S.V.d.P./ S.V.P./ S.S.V.D.P. Blessed Antoine-Frédéric Ozanam Vincentian-Setonian 1833
Society of the Sacred Heart R.S.C.J. St. Madeleine Sophie Barat 1800
Solesmes Congregation O.S.B. Pope Gregory XVI Benedictine 1837
Sons of the Holy Family S.F. Fr. Josep Manyanet i Vives 1864
Sons of Mary Health of the Sick F.M.S.I Fr. Edward F. Garesche, SJ 1952
Sons of Merciful Love F.A.M. Sr. Esperanza Jesus Alhama Valera 1951
Sovereign Military Order of Malta S.M.O.M. Blessed Gerard Thom 1099
Spanish Institute of St. Francis Xavier for Foreign Missions I.E.M.E. Xaverian
Stigmatines (Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata) C.S.S. St. Gaspar Bertoni 1816
Subiaco Cassinese Congregation O.S.B. Dom Pietro Casaretto Benedictine 1867
Sulpician Fathers (Society of Saint-Sulpice) P.S.S.

(In U.S.: S.S.)

Fr. Jean-Jacques Olier 1642
Swiss Congregation O.S.B. Benedictine 1602
Swiss-American Congregation O.S.B. Pope Leo XIII Benedictine 1881
Sylvestrine Congregation O.S.B. Silv. St. Sylvester Gozzolini Benedictine 1231

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Taborite Nuns of Mary Immaculate
Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis – Cameroon T.O.S.F. 1935
Teutonic Knights (Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem, German Order) O.S.M.T. Teutonic Order 1192
Third Order Secular of the Most Holy Trinity O.SS.T. Ter. Trinitarian
Trappists (Order of Cistercians of Strict Observance) O.S.C.O. Abbott Armand Jean le Bouthillier de Rancé Benedictine 1664
Trappist Nuns (Cistercian Nuns of Strict Observance) Benedictine
Trinitarians (Order of the Most Holy Trinity for the Redemption of the Captives) O.S.S.T. St. John of Matha Trinitarian Late 12th century
Trinitarians of Mary Mother Lillie Trinitarian 1992
Trinitarian Sisters of Valence (Congregation Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity) C.S.S.T. Four women from Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas Trinitarian 1660

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Ursuline Franciscan Sisters U.F.S. Ursuline, Franciscan
Ursulines of Jesus U.J. Ursuline
Ursulines of Mary Immaculate U.M.I. Ursuline
Ursuline Nuns (Order of St. Ursula) O.S.U. St. Angela Merici Ursuline 1535
Ursuline Sisters (Company of St. Ursula) O.S.U. St. Angela Merici Ursuline 1535
Ursuline Sisters (Society of St. Ursula) S.U. Ursuline
Ursuline Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary O.S.V. Ursuline
Ursuline Sisters of Bruno O.S.U. Ursuline
Ursuline Sisters of Prelate O.S.U. Fr. Joseph Riedinger Ursuline 1919
Ursuline Sisters of Somasca U.S.S. Ursuline
Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk O.S.U. Ursuline

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Vallumbrosan Order St. John Gualbert Benedictine 11th

century

Venerini Sisters (Religious Teachers Venerini) M.P.V. St. Rose Venerini 1685
Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity M.V.D.F. Fr. Jaime Bonet 1963
Viatorians (Clerics of Saint Viator) C.S.V. Fr. Louis Querbes 1831
Victory Noll Sisters O.L.V.M.
Vincentians (Congregation of the Mission, Paules, Lazarists) C.M. St. Vincent de Paul Vincentian-Setonian 1625
Virgo Flos Carmeli E.P. Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias Heralds of the Gospel 2005
Visitation Sisters (Sisters of the Visitation Congregation of the Blessed Virgin Mary) S.V.M. Vincentian-Setonian
Visitation Sisters (Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, Visitandines) V.S.M. St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal Salesian 1610
Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco V.S.D.B.
Vocationist Fathers (Society of Divine Vocations) S.D.V.

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White Fathers (Missionaries of Our Lady of Africa of Algeria) M.Afr./ W.F. Cardinal Charles Lavigerie Missionaries of Africa 1868
White Sisters (Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa) M.S.O.L.A. Cardinal Charles Lavigerie Missionaries of Africa 1869

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Xaverian Brothers (Congregation of St. Francis Xavier) C.F.X. Br. Theodore Ryken Xaverian 1839
Xaverian Missionaries (Pious Society of St. Francis Xavier for Foreign Missions) S.X. St. Guido Maria Conforti Xaverian 1895
Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary (Missionary Society of Mary) S.X. Fr. James Spagnolo and Ven. Celestina Bottego Xaverian 1898
Xaverian Missionaries of Yarumal M.X.Y. Xaverian

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Zirc Cistercian Congregation O.S.B. Benedictine 1923
A.F.S.C.   Affiliated Christian Brothers
A.L.C.P.   Holy Spirit Fathers (Apostolic Life Community of Priests), India
A.M.       Alagad ni Maria (Disciples of Mary)
B.S.       Arrouhbaniat Albassiliat Almoukhalissiat
C.A.M.     Congregazione Mechitarista di Venezia (Mechitarists)
C.B.S.     Congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
C.C.R.     Congregation of Carmelite Religious
C.C.R.S.A. Congregation of the Clerics Regular of Saint Augustine
C.C.V.     Carmelite Sisters of Charity (Vedruna), India
C.F.I.C.   Congregazione dei Preti della Dottrina Cristiana (Concezionisti)
C.F.I.C.   Congregation of Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception
C.F.I.C.   Congregartion of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception, India
C.H.F.     Congregation of the Holy Family, India
C.I.C.     Congregation of the Immaculate Congregation, India
C.I.C.M.   Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
C.I.M.     Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists)
C.J.       Congregation of Jesus, India
C.M.D.A.   Congregation of Mother of Divine Love
C.M.M.     Congregation of Marian Hill Missionaries (Marianhiller Missionare)
C.N.S.     Congregation of Nazareth Sisters, India
C.P.       Passionate Sisters of St. Paul of the Cross, India
C.R.       Congregation of the Rosarians, India
C.R.       Sisters of the Christian Retreat, Chuscian
C.S.A.     Catechist Sisters of St. Ann (India)
C.S.A.     Congregation of the Companions of St. Angela
C.S.B.S.   Clarissan Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament, India
C.S.C.     Congregation of the Sisters of Charity, India
C.S.M.     Sisters of St. Martha, India
C.S.N.     Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth, India
C.S.P.     Sisters of the Cross and Passion
C.S.R.     Sisters of the Holy Redeemer
C.S.S.     Congregation of Samaritan Sisters, India
C.S.S.A.   Sisters of St. Anne, Guntur, India
C.S.S.E.   Congregation of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth, India
C.S.S.T.   Carmelite Sisters Of St. Teresa 
C.S.S.T.   Sisters of the Holy Trinity
C.Ss.R.    Congregation of the Most Holy Redeember 
C.S.T.     Carmelite Sisters of St. Therese
C.S.T.     Congregation of St. Therese of Lisieux
C.S.T.     Little Flower Congregation
C.S.V.B.   Sisters of the Savior and the Blessed Virgin Mary
C.V.I.     Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
D.C.P.B.   Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood, India
D.C.J.     Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
D.C.J.M.   Discipulos de los Corazones de Jesus y Maria
D.D.L.     Daughters of Divine Love
D.D.P.     Daughters Of Divine Providence, India
D.D.S.     Disciples of the Divine Saviour, India
D.M.       Society of Daughters of Mary Immaculate, India
D.M.I.     Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Dimesse Sisters), India
D.M.J.     Daughters of Mary and Joseph (Formerly knows as Ladies of Mary)
D.M.L.     Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca, India
D.M.S.E.   Dominican Missionary Sisters of St. Elizabeth
D.N.       Daughters of Nazareth
D.P.       Daughters of Providence, St. Brieuc
D.P.       Society of Devpriya Sisters, India
D.P.M.     Daughters of Presentation of Mary in the Temple, India
D.S.H.     Daughters of the Sacred Heart
D.S.H.J.   Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
D.S.H.S.   Sisters of St. Dorothy (Daughters of the Sacred Heart)
D.S.J.     Daughters of St. Joseph
D.S.M.P.   Daughters of St. Mary of Providence (Guanellian Sisters)
D.S.S.     Dina Sevana Sabha (Servants of the Poor)
E.H.J.     Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
F.C.C.     Franciscan Clarist Congregation, India
F.C.J.     Faithful Companion of Jesus, Sisters
F.C.J.M.   Franciscan Companions of Jesus and Mary
F.C.S.     Company of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
F.C.S.C.J. Daughters of Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

F.D.L.C.   Daughters of the Cross
F.D.L.P.   Les Filles de la Providence
F.D.L.S.   Filles de la Sagesse, Daughters of Wisdom
F.D.M.     Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, India
F.D.N.S.C. Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
F.D.P.     Daughters of Divine Providence
F.D.P.     Sons of Divine Providence
F.D.S.H.J. Fervent Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
F.D.Z.     Daughters of Divine Zeal
F.I.C.P.   Institute of Brothers of Christian Instruction of Ploermel
F.M.I.     Congregation of Sons of Mary Immaculate (Chavagne Fathers)
F.P.M.     Presentation Brothers of Mary
F.P.O.     Franciscans of Primitive Observance
F.S.       Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima
F.S.C.G.   Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Italy
F.S.C.J.   Missioni Africane di Verona (Verona Fathers)
(Frères Sainte Famille)
F.S.M.I.   Congregation of Sons of Mary Immaculate
F.S.P.     Brothers of St. Patrick, Patrician Brother
H.C.       Sisters of the Holy Cross
H.C.       Handmaids of Christ, India
H.C.M.     Sisters of the Holy Cross (Menzingen), India
H.C.P.     Handmaids of Christ the Priest
H.C.S.A.   Hermanas de la Caridad de Santa Ana (Sisters of Charity of Saint Anne)
H.S.C.P.   The Sisters of the Sacred Heart and of the Poor (Hermanas de la Sagrada Corazon y los Pobres)
H.S.M.     Hospitaller Sisters of Mercy, India
I.C.M.     Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
I.C.P.B.   Institut du Clergé Patriarcal de Bzommar
I.C.R.S.S. Institute of Christ the King, High Priest
I.M.C.     Consolata Missionaries
I.M.C.S.   International Movement of Catholic Students, Pax Romana
I.M.E.Y.   Misioneros de Yarumal, Columbia 
I.M.I.M.G. Institute of Our Lady
I.M.S.     Indian Missionary Society
I.S.S.M.   Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary
I.V.E.     Institute of the Incarnate Word (Instituto del Verbo Encarnado)
I.W.B.S.   Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi
J.M.J.     Secular Order of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
L.C.M.     Sisters of the Little Company of Mary
L.D.F.X.   Little Daughters of St. Francis Xavier, India
L.D.ofS.J. Little daughters of St Joseph
L.S.A.     Little Sisters of the Assumption
L.S.C.     Little Sisters of Christ, India
L.S.J.     Little Sisters of Jesus
L.S.M.     Licentiate in Medieval Studies
L.S.M.I.   Little Servants of Mary Immaculate
L.S.T.     Little Sisters of Sr. Therese of Lisieux, India
L.W.S.H.   Sisters Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, India
M.C.B.S.   Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, India
M.C.J.     Missionaries of Christ Jesus, India
M.C.M.     Cordi Marian Sisters
M.C.S.T.   Missionary Catechists of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
M.D.S.     Union of St. Catherine of Siena, India
M.E.       Institute of Foreign Missions, India
M.E.P.     La Société des Mission Étrangères de Paris
M.F.C.     Society of the Oblates of Mary at the Foot of the Cross
M.F.I.C.   Missionary Franciscan of the Immaculate Conception
M.F.S.C.   Missionary Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
M.G.       Institute of Our Lady of Guadalupe for Foreign Missions
M.H.M.     Society of St. Joseph of Mill Hill, India
M.H.S.H.   Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart
M.I.       Order of the Ministers of the Sick (Camillians)
M.S.A.     Mission Sisters of Ajmer, India
M.S.A.     Missionary Sisters of the Assumption
M.S.A.     Missionaries of the Holy Apostles
M.S.B.T.   Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity
M.S.C.     Marianites of Holy Cross
M.S.C.     Missionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
M.S.C.     Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (Cabrini)
M.S.C.J.   Missionary Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, India 
M.S.F.     Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family
M.S.F.S.   Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (Fransalians)
M.S.H.R.   Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
M.S.I.     Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate (Nirmala Sisters), India
M.S.J.     Missionare Vom Hl. Johannes Des Täufer
M.S.J.     Medical Sisters of St. Joseph, India
M.S.M.H.C. Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians, India
M.S.M.I.   Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate, India
M.S.O.L.A. Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa
M.S.S.H.   Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart
M.S.L.     Licentiate in Medieval Studies
M.S.S.     Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament
M.S.S.     Missionary Sisters of Service
M.SS.C.    Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

M.S.S.P.   Missionary Society of St. Paul
M.SS.S.T.  Congregation of Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity
M.S.S.T.   Missionary Sisters of St. Therese of Infant Jesus, India

M.S.U.     Congregation of Monks Studitas of Ukraine
M.T.       Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity
O.C.D.S.   Order of Discalced Carmelites Secular

O.F.M.I.   Order of Friars of Mary Immaculate (Franciscans)
O.F.M.Reg. Order of Friars Minor Regular
O.F.S.     Secular Francisca
O.F.S.     Servants of the Holy Child Jesus (Franciscans)

O.H.F.     Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
O.L.G.     Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden
O.L.M.     Order of Lebanese Maronite (Baladites)

O.L.P.     Sisters of Our lady of Providence, India
O.L.S.H.   Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

O.M.       Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, India
O.Mar.     Maronite
O.M.C.     Order of Merciful Christ
O.M.I.     Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
O.M.M.     Work of Mary Mediatrix (Opus Mariae Mediatricis)
O.M.M.     Ar-Rouhbanyat Al-Marounyat Liltoubawyat Mariam Al-Azra
O.M.V.     Oblates of the Virgin Mary 
O.R.C.     Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross
O.S.       Oblates of Wisdom
O.S.C.     Oblates of St. Charles
O.S.C.     Order of St. Camillus, India
O.S.C. Cap Poor Clare Capuchin Nuns of Perpetual Adoration
O.S.Cr.    Order of the Holy Cross

O.S.F.     Congregation of Servants of Holy Infancy Jesus 
O.S.I.     Oblates of St. Joseph (Josephines of Asti)
O.S.J.     Oblates of St. Joseph 
O.S.L.     Congregation of the Sisters of St. Aloysius, India
O.S.M.     Order of the Friar Servants of Mary (Servites)
O.S.M.     Servants of Mary, Mother of Sorrow, India
O.S.M.     Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows (Servants of Mary of Pisa), India
O.S.P.P.E. Order of St. Paul the First Hermit (Pauline Fathers)
O.S.S.     Opus Spiritus Sancti, India
O.S.S.R.   Order of the Most Holy Redeemer
O.Ss.S.    Brigittine Monks
O.S.S.S.   Order of Our Most Holy Saviour (Bridgettines), India

O.S.T.R.   Oblates of St. Therese Reformed

R.D.C.     Religious of Divine Compassion
R.F.T.S.   Regular Franciscan Tertiary Sisters, India


R.N.D.M.   Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (Religieuses de Notre Dame Missions)
R.S.C.     Religious Sisters of Charity 
R.S.C.J.   Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
R.S.H.M.   Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
R.S.J.     Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Australian Josephites)
R.S.M.     Sisters of Mercy 
R.S.V.     Religieux de Saint Paul de Vincent
R.V.M.     Religious of the Virgin Mary

S.A.       Society of the Atonement (Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement)
S.A.       Society of the Atonement (Franciscan Friars of the Atonement)
S.A.B.     Sisters of St. Anne, Bangalore, India
S.A.B.S.   Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, India

S.A.(P)    Sisters of St. Ann of Providence, India
S.A.S.     Society of the Sisters of St. Ann (Luzen), India
S.A.T.     Sisters of St. Anne of Tiruchirapalli, India
S.B.S.     Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
S.C.       Brothers of the Sacred Heart


S.C.C.     Sisters of Christian Charity
s.C.C.     Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, India
S.C.J.     Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart
S.C.J.     Congrégation du Sacré-Coeur (Pères de Timon David)
S.C.J.     Society of the Sacred Heart of the Infant Jesus
S.C.J.B.   Sisters of St. John the Baptist, India
S.C.J.M.   Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, India
S.C.P.     Servants of Christ the Priest
S.C.S.     Satya Seva Catechist Sisters, India
S.C.S.J.A. Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida
S.C.S.N.   Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross (Ingenbohl), India
S.C.V.     Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana
S.D.P.     Sisters of the Poor of St. Catherine of Sienna, India
S.D.P.     Sisters Servants of the Poor, India
S.D.S.     Sisters of the Divine Saviour, India
S.D.S.     Sisters of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorian Sisters), India
S.D.S.     Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians)
S.F.I.     Franciscan Immaculative Sisters, India
S.F.C.C.   Sisters for Christian Community
S.F.I.C.   Sororem Franciscalium ab Immaculata Conceptione a Beata Matre Dei
S.F.M.     Scarboro Foreign Mission Society
S.F.N.     Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Indiav
S.F.X.     Society of the Missionaries of St. Francis Xavier (Society of Pilar), India
S.G.N.     Sisters of Good News, India
S.G.S.     Sisters of the Good Samaritan
S.H.       Sacred Heart Congregation, India
S.H.C.     Sisters of the Holy Cross, India
S.H.C.J.   Society of the Holy Child Jesus


S.H.M.     Society of Helpers of Mary, India
S.H.S.     Sacred Heart Sisters, India

S.I.       Societatis Iesu, Latin for Society of Jesus, Jesuits
S.I.       Society of the Immaculata
S.I.C.     Sisters of the Imitation of Christ, India
S.I.W.     Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
S.J.       Society of Jesus  (Jesuits)
S.J.       Sisters of Jesus
S.J.A.     Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition, India
S.J.B.     Sisters of St. John the Baptist and Mary the Queen, India
S.J.C.     Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius [Formerly S.S.J.C.]
S.J.C.     Sisters of St. Joseph's Congregation, India
S.J.C.     Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, India
S.J.L.     Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons, India
S.J.S.     Saint Joseph Sevika Samtha, India
S.J.S.M.   Sisters of St. Joseph of "St. Marc", India

S.K.D.     Society of Khristudasis, India

S.L.M.I.   Society of Ladies of Mary Immaculate, India
S.L.W.     Sisters of the Living Word, Metairie Louisiana
S.M.       Servants of Mary, India
S.M.       Society of Mary (Marianist Brothers and Fathers)
S.M.       Society of Mary (Marist Fathers)
S.M.       Society of Mary (Marist Sisters)
S.M.       Congrégation des Soeurs de Saint-Martin
S.M.A.     Society of African Missions
S.M.A.     Sisters of Maria Auxilium, India
S.M.B.     Foreign Missions Society of Bethlehem in Switzerland (Bethlehem Father)
S.M.C.     Sisters of St. marth's Congregation, India
S.M.H.S.   Sisters of Most Holy Sacrament
S.M.I.     Sisters of Mary Immaculate
S.M.I.     Missionary Sisters of Incarnation, India
S.M.I.C.   Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
S.M.M.     Missionaries of the Company of Mary (Montfort Missionaries)
S.M.M.     Comfort of Mary, Saint Montfort Missionaries 
S.M.M.     Montfort Society of Mary (Montfort Father)
S.M.M.C.   Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church (Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington, USA)
S.M.M.I.   Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate, India
S.M.M.I.   Sisters Minor of Mary Immaculate
S.M.M.P.   Sisters of St. Maria Magdelena Postel, India
S.M.O.M.   Sovereign Military Order of Malta
S.M.P.     Portuguese Society for Catholic Missions

S.M.S.     Snehagiri Missionary Sisters, India
S.M.S.M.   Marist Missionary Sister
S.M.S.M.   Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary
S.M.S.M.   Seva Missionary Sisters of Mary, India
S.N.D.     Sisters of Notre Dame
S.N.DdeN.  Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
S.N.D.S.   Society of Nirmaladasi Sisters, India
S.N.J.M.   Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
S.O.Cist.  Cistercians of the Common Observance
S.O.L.A.   Society of Our Lady of Africa, India
S.O.L.M.   Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy 
S.O.L.S.   Sisters Servants of Our Lady of Sorrows, India
S.O.L.T.   Society of Our Lady of Most Holy Trinity
S.R.A.     Missionary Sisters of the Queen of the Apostles, India
S.S.       Society of St. Sulpice (the Sulpicians)
S.S.A.     Sisters of St. Ann 
S.S.A.     Sisters of St. Agatha, India
S.S.B.     Sisters of St. Brigid
S.S.C.     Congregation of the Sisters of Christian Schools
S.S.C.C.   Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary 

S.S.C.J.   Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
S.S.E.     Society of St. Edmund
S.S.H.     Sisters of the Sacred Heart, India
S.S.H.J.   Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, India
S.S.I.     Society of St. John (Societas Sancti Ioannis)
S.S.J.V.   Society of Saint John Vianney
   
S.S.M.I.   Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate (Byzantine rite)
S.S.M.N.   Sisters of St. Mary of Namur

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