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St. John Eudes founding the Eudists and Sisters of Our Lady of the Refuge

The faithful have a right to associate.  The faithful who choose to share living quarters, wear a habit indoors, and distinctive garb outdoors, and live a religious life without vows in preparation for religious life are permitted to do so.  This is known as a phase of experimentation, and may or may not be known to the bishop.  In some cases, not informing the chancery may be the more prudent route to take.
We always encourage new communities to notify the diocesan Chancellor of their existence, and state that depending on the resources which come to them, that they may not stay in the diocese.
A majority of the communities listed below have reached the stage of Private Association or higher, and have received a letter of recognition from their bishop.
Sometimes, a discerner who feels called to be a founder will often be called to a new community.  Such vocations require exceptional graces, and are needed.  We suggest that aspiring founders research that which they feel called to do, and see if there is already an initiative underway.  Hence the communities listed on this page.
  The following communities simply comprise a list, and have not been assisted by the Fullerton Society.  The Society will eventually have its own website with member links.  The below list; the Fullerton Society; and CONF are three separate entities.

Communities for both men and women:

The Order of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Hopeville, Ohio)

Men's Communities:

Brothers of St. Francis of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Frankfort, New York)

Brothers of the Beloved Disciple (San Antonio, Texas)

Franciscan Brothers of the Eucharist (Meriden, Connecticut)

Franciscans of Our Lady of the Holy Family (Paterson, New Jersey)

Penitent Brothers (Cumberland, Rhode Island)

Priestly Society of Oblates of Wisdom (St. Louis, Missouri)

Women's Communities:

Adorers of the Royal Heart (Italy)

Benedictine Daughters of the Divine Will (Italy)

Carmelite Sisters of Mary (Eldridge, Iowa)

Children of Mary (Newark, Ohio)

Daughters of Divine Hope (Marshall, Texas)

Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love (Rochester, New Hampshire)

Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Daughters of St. Dominic (Steubenville, Ohio)

Dominican Nuns (Lockport, Louisiana)

Franciscan Sisters of Mary (Peoria, Illinois)

Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus (Des Moines, Iowa)

The Holy Family House (Buffalo, NY)

Missionaries of the Liturgy, Sister Maria (L'Anise, Michigan)

St. Joseph Missionaries of Sacrifice (Canada)

Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Steubenville, Ohio)

Society of the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Non-traditional (may include married people/couples):

Institute of St. Joseph (Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin)

Servants of the Sacred Cross (Nova Scotia)


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"Do not rouse my love until it please to wake."  (Song of Songs)