Consecrated Life Institutes Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholic Institutes of Consecrated Life Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Orders, Congregations, Secular Institutes)

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Abbaye du Mont-des-cats

Abbaye de Keur Moussa

Le site de l'abbaye benedictine de Keur Moussa, au Senegal, presente l'history de cette commuaute ou la musique et le chant occupent une place importante.

Abbaye de Solesmes

Situated in the western part of France, about 250 kilometers from Paris, the abbey of Solesmes stands above the valley of the Sarthe river.

Abbaye de Mont Cassino

The MONTECASSINO Monastery, was founded by St. Benedict about 529 of the Christian Era on the remnants of a pre-existing Roman fortification of the municipium Casinum. The heathen cult was still practiced on this mountain site in the temple of Apollo and in a nearby holy grove to which a sacrifice area was adjoining.

Augustins de l'Assomption



Brotherhood of the Americas of Our Lady of Rocio

El Rocio is one of the most important centers of popular religious expression, and Marian devotion today, whose apex is Our Lady of Rocío, Our Lady of Pentecost, whose roots can be traced to the thirteenth century of Our Lord, coinciding with the Re-conquest from the Moors of Andalusia and the re-establishment of Catholicism in the area.



Cenacle Congregation

We are an international congregation of Roman Catholic Sisters, founded in 1826 in the village of La Louvesc, France.

Communaute de l'Emmanuel

A offical Emmanuel community website.

Communautes de Suisee

Annauaire en ligne des differentes communates relirieuses de Suisse.

Congregation du Saint-Esprit



Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, the Congregation of the Queen of the Holy Rosary are called to live and proclaim Jesus Christ through evangelizing, preaching, educating, and promoting justice and peace.

Dominican Sisters of Mary,

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist draw from the dynamism of the 'new', the vitality of the New Evangelization, and the rich heritage of the 'old', the cherished tradition of the Order of Preachers. While we espouse the impetus of the late Pope John Paul II's exhortation, Vita Consecrata: "... the church needs the spiritual and apostolic contribution of a renewed and revitalized consecrated life..." we hand down the Dominican charism.

We are consecrated women first, and so our foremost model is Mary, the Mother of God. Inspired by the spirit and energy of St. Dominic, our prayer comes first so that our apostolic work overflows from a contemplation nourished before the Eucharist.



Famille Dominicaine

A Dominican Order's International Website.

Federation Nicolas Barre

Foundation des monasteres

The Fondation des Monastères (Foundation for Monasteries) is a state-approved body recognised as being d’Utilité publique, a French legal term meaning that the Foundation is registered under French law as being of benefit to the public good. This differentiates it from a simple non-profit association.

Father Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata

Following the example of St. Maximilian Kolbe, we strive to live out our mission in the light of Mary, model of that motherly love with which all who join in the Church's apostolic mission for the regeneration of mankind should be animated (Lumen Gentium, 65). As we share our Marian spirituality with all, we invite every person to welcome Mary into one's life and to listen to her bidding: "Do whatever He tells you." (Jn 2:5)


An organization founded based on the principles of Francis Bernardone, an Assisi youth who publicly renounced his own father so as to belong only to God.

Fraternite monastique de Jerusalem

Freres des ecoles chretiennes

The De La Salle Christian Brothers, assisted by more than sixty thousand lay colleagues, teach over 750,000 students in eighty-five countries. This page has information about their organization and how they work.



International Center for Marianist Formation

Multi-lingual website of the International Center for Marianist Formation (ICMF). On this site you will have access to information and materials that will assist one in living and growing in the missionary vocation as Marianists.

Our overall aim is to provide ongoing formation resources that complement the particular formation that happens in the individual units of the SM and in the other branches of the Marianist Family.

International Schoenstatt Movement

Multi-lingual web site for the Marian Catholic Secular Institute founded by Father Joseph Kentenich.



Jesuites de la province de France

Jesuits Online

One of the largest religious orders in the Catholic Church, it was founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola, a Spanish nobleman. The Jesuits currently have more than twenty-thousand members, serving in 112 nations, on six continents.



L'ordre de saint benoit

The purpose of this site is to provide information about the Order of Saint Benedict and the monastic order of folk.

L'ordre des Chartreux

Some details concerning the monks, the nuns and the Order.

Le Carmel en France

Le Jour du Seigneur - France

Les Freres Maristes de Quebec

French language multi-media website for the Marist Brothers in Quebec.

Les Eudistes

Les Soeurs Missionnaires de l'Immaculée-Conception

Multilingual website for the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Montreal, Canada. 





Beside their many other Marian apostolic works, the Marianists are the founders of The Marian Library, the International Marian Research Institute, and The Mary Page. There are several sites. Among them:

University of Dayton Campus Ministry site

Marianist Central Administration

Marianists in the USA

Marians of the Immaculate Conception - St. Stanislaus Kostka Province

In addition to information about their own congregation, the multi-lingual site provides texts from the Marian spiritual fathers: Father Stanislaus Papczynski, Father Casimir Wyszynski, and Blessed George Matulaitis-Matulewicz.

Marist Fathers and Brothers

Multilingual web site for 'the other' Society of Mary, the Marist Fathers and Brothers.

Mission de France

Missionnaires d'Afrique

Information about the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers).

Missions etrangeres de paris

Les Missions Etrangères de Paris envoient des jeunes Catholiques en Asie et recherchent.

Mont Athos: la montagne de paris

Mt. Athos, the eastern of the three 'legs' of Halkidiki, is not the 'heart' of the Macedonian terra firma; in terms of culture, however, the Athonian monastic community has been the spirit of Macedonia for more than one thousand years.



Notre-Dame de Citeaux

site officiel de l'abbaye de citeaux.

Notre-Dame de Sion



Opus Dei

Ordre cistercien de la stricte observance

Ordre des Carmes dechaux

The Discalced Carmelite Order is a Roman Catholic Religious Order founded by St. Teresa of Avila. Her great work of reform began with herself.

Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters



Pretres du Sacre-Coeur de Jesus de Betharram



Salesiens et salesiennes

Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary

Founded in 1926, the community became Germany's first secular institute. Today the community extends to all continents, working in twenty-nine countries with members from thrity-five nations.

Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary

The "Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary" are a diocesan religious institution founded in 1990 by Mother Adela Galindo in the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida, in the USA.

"We are called to manifest the reign of love of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary as the building force for the construction of a new civilization." -- Mother Adela

Servites de Marie

Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

In the turbulent years following Vatican II, The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary retained their steadfast adherence to the traditions of the faith, in particular the Tridentine Latin Mass and the dogma "no salvation outside the Church." Under Mary's protection, the congregation was preserved from the devastation that has plagued the post-conciliar era.

The last twenty-five years have been highlighted by constant growth and development at the Saint Benedict Center. The Brothers and dedicated lay associates have completed the major building projects made necessary by increasing interest in the Center's apostolate. The complex in Still River includes a beautifully-ornamented chapel, a school, workshops, a print shop, a bookstore and houses for the religious.



The Monks of Adoration

Contemplative Catholic monastic life dedicated to Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The Montfortian Religious Family

Multi-lingual website for the Company of Mary founded by Saint Louis de Montfort.



Website for the United States Conference of Secular Institutes, Catholic Secular Institutes of Single Lay Persons and Clerics

Secular Institutes are a form of consecrated life established in the Catholic Church in 1948. Many of them are consecrated to Mary.


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International Marian Research Institute

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Dayton, Ohio 45469