Religious Communities


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Catholic men’s religious congregations ministering in the United States

  • Congregations in bold: superior is a member of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men
  • Others listed here are diocesan foundations (members do not take religious vows or a major superior does not reside in the United States)
Post-nominal Initials Congregation
Brothers of the Beloved Disciple
Carmelites of St. Joseph
Holy Trinity Monastery – Benedictine Monks – Byzantine Rite
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
Little Brothers of Jesus (de Foucauld)
Maronite Monks of Adoration (Eastern Catholic)
Missionary Society of St. James the Apostle
The Monks of Adoration (Eastern Catholic)
Monks of Mount Tabor (Eastern Catholic)
Monks of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery (Maronite)
AA Augustinians of the Assumption (Assumptionists)
AJ The Apostles of Jesus
BGS Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd
BH Brotherhood of Hope
BSO Basilian Salvatorian Fathers (Eastern Catholic)
CB Catholic Community of the Beatitudes
CFA Congregation of Alexian Brothers
CFC Congregation of Christian Brothers – Bl. Edmund Rice (Irish Christian Brothers)
CFMM Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy
CFP Congregation of the Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis
CFR Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
CFX Congregation of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier (Xaverian Brothers)
CICM Missionhurst Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
CJ Congregation of Josephite Fathers (Josephites)
CJM Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists)
CM Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians)
CMF Claretian Missionaries (Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
CMI Carmelites of Mary Immaculate
CMM Congregation of Mariannhill Fathers and Brothers
CO Congregation of the Oratory (Oratorians)
CP Congregation of the Passion (Passionists)
CPM Congregation of Priests of Mercy (Fathers of Mercy)
CPPS Missionaries of the Precious Blood
CR Congregation of Clerics Regular (Theatines)
CR Congregation of the Resurrection (Resurrectionists)
CRM Adorno Fathers (Clerics Regular Minor)
CRS Order of St. Jerome Emeliani (Somascan Fathers)
CRSP Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Barnabite Fathers and Brothers)
CS Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians)
CSB Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers)
CSC Congregation of the Holy Cross (Holy Cross Priests & Brothers)
CSC Holy Cross Brothers
CSJ Congregation of St. Joseph
CSMA Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel (Michaelite Fathers)
CSP Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (Paulist Fathers)
CSS Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers)
CSSp Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans)
CSSp Holy Ghost Fathers of Ireland (Spiritans)
CSsR Redemptorists
CSV Clerics of St. Viator (Viatorians)
Er. Cam. Camaldolese Hermits of Monte Corona
FBP Franciscan Brothers of Peace
FBE Franciscan Brothers of the Eucharist
FC Congregation of the Brothers of Charity
FDP Sons of Divine Providence (Don Orione Fathers)
FFSC Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross
FIC Institute of Brothers of Christian Instruction (La Mennais Brothers)
FMHJ Franciscan Missionary Hermits of Saint Joseph
FMM Brothers of Mercy
FMS Marist Brothers of the Schools
FMSI Sons of Mary, Health of the Sick (Sons of Mary Missionary Society)
FPM Presentation Brothers
FSC De La Salle Christian Brothers (Brothers of the Christian Schools)
FSE Brothers of Holy Eucharist
FSP Brothers of Saint Patrick
FSR Brothers of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
FSSP Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter
GHM Glenmary Home Missioners of America
IC Institute of Charity (The Rosminian Priests and Brothers)
IHM Brothers of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
IMC Consolata Society for Foreign Missions (Consolata Missionaries)
IVE Institute of the Incarnate Word
LBSF Little Brothers of St. Francis
LC Legionaries of Christ
MC Missionaries of Charity
M. Carm. Carmelite Monks (Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel)
MCCJ Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (Verona Fathers)
MEP Paris Foreign Missions Society
MHM Mill Hill Missionaries (St. Joseph’s Missionary Society of Mill Hill)
MI Order of St. Camillus – Servants of the Sick (Camillian Fathers and Brothers)
MIC Marian Fathers (Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception)
MId Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer (Idente Missionaries)
MJ Missionaries of Jesus
MM Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers (The Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America)
MS Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette (La Salette Missionaries)
MSA Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles
MSC Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (Sacred Heart Missionaries)
MSF Congregation of the Missionaries of the Holy Family
MSpS Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
MSSCC Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
O. Carm. Hermits of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel
O. Carm. Order of Carmelites (Carmelite Friars)
O. Cart. Order of Carthusians
O. Cist. Cistercian Order
O. de M. Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarian Friars)
O. Praem. Canons Regular of Premontre (Norbertine Fathers and Brothers)
OAR Order of the Augustian Recollects
OCD Discalced Carmelite Friars
OCSO Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists)
OFM Franciscan Friars (Custody of the Holy Land)
OFM Franciscan Friars (Order of Friars Minor)
OFM Cap. Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Capuchins)
OFM Conv. Order of Friars Minor Conventual
OH Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God (Brothers of St. John of God)
OM Minim Fathers
OMI Oblates of Mary Immaculate
OMV Oblates of the Virgin Mary
OP Order of Preachers (Dominican Friars)
OP Miss. Dominican Missionaries for the Deaf Apostolate
Orat. Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri (Oratorians)
OSA Order of St. Augustine (Augustinian Friars)
OSB Missionary Benedictine Monks of St. Ottilien
OSB Order of St. Benedict (Benedictines)
OSB Order of St. Benedict (Benedictine Congregation of Our Lady of Monte Oliveto)
OSB Cam. Order of St. Benedict (Camaldolese Congregation)
OSBM Basilian Fathers of Mariapoch (Eastern Catholic)
OSBM Basilian Order of St. Josaphat (Basilian Fathers – Eastern Catholic)
OSC Crosiers (Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross)
OSF Franciscan Brothers
OSF Congregation of the Religious Brothers of the TOR of St. Francis (Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn)
OSF Franciscan Missionary Brothers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
OSFS Oblates of St. Francis de Sales
OSJ Oblates of St. Joseph
OSM Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites)
OSPPE Order of St. Paul the First Hermit (Pauline Fathers)
OSsS Brigittine Monks (Order of the Most Holy Savior)
OSST Order of the Most Holy Trinity (Trinitarians)
PIME Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions
PSS Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice (Sulpician Fathers)
RCJ Rogationists of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Rogationists)
SA Franciscan Friars of the Atonement (Atonement Friars)
SAC Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottine Fathers and Brothers)
SC Institute of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart (Brothers of the Sacred Heart)
SCh Society of Christ
SCJ Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart
SchP Order of the Pious Schools (Piarist Fathers and Brothers) (Calasanzian Fathers)
SDB Salesians of Don Bosco
SdC Servants of Charity (Guanellian Priests and Brothers)
SDS Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians)
SDV Society of the Divine Vocations (Vocationist Fathers)
SF Sons of the Holy Family
SJ Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
SM Marist Fathers and Brothers
SM Society of Mary (Marianists)
SMC Salesian Monastic Community
SMA Society of African Missions (SMA Fathers)
SMM Montfort Missionaries
SMMM Sons of Mary, Mother of Mercy
SMP Society of our Mother of Peace
SOLT Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
sP Servants of the Paraclete (Paracletes)
SPS St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (St. Patrick Fathers)
SSC Missionary Society of St. Columban (Columban Fathers)
SSCC Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Sacred Heart Community)
SSE Society of Saint Edmund (Edmundites)
SSJ Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart (Josephite Fathers and Brothers)
SSP Society of St. Paul (Pauline Fathers and Brothers Communications Ministry)
SSS Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (Blessed Scrament Fathers and Brothers)
ST Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity (Trinity Missions)
SVD Divine Word Missionaries
SX St. Francis Xavier Foreign Mission Society (Xaverian Missionaries)
TOR Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular (T.O.R.’s)