Catholic-Hierarchy DC

Religious Orders


Jump to: Institutes of Consecrated Life | Societies of Apostolic Life

Institutes of Consecrated Life

NameAbbreviationNicknameType
Agostiniani ScalziO.A.D.Discalced AugustiniansMendicant Order
Antonian Order of Saint Ormizda of the Chaldeans (Chaldean)O.A.O.C.Monastic Order
Antonin Maronite Order (Maronite)O.A.M.Monastic Order
Arrouhbaniat Albassiliat Almoukhalissiat (Melkite Greek)B.S.Basilian Salvatorian OrderMonastic Order
Ar-Rouhbanyat Al-Marounyat Liltoubawyat Mariam Al-Azra (Maronite)O.M.M.AleppiansMonastic Order
Augustinians of the AssumptionA.A.AssumptionistsClerical Religious Congregation
Basilian Chouerite Order of Saint John the Baptist (Melkite Greek)B.C.Monastic Order
Basilian Order of Saint Josaphat (Order of St. Basil the Great)O.S.B.M.Order of St. Basil the GreatMonastic Order
Camaldolese Hermits of Mount CoronaE.C.M.C.CamaldoleseMonastic Order
Canons Regular of the Congregation of Saint VictorC.R.S.V.Order of Canons Regular
Canons Regular of the Congregation of the Most Holy Saviour of the LateranC.R.L.Order of Canons Regular
Canons Regular of the Hospitaller Congregation of Great Saint BernardC.R.B.Order of Canons Regular
Canons Regular of the Immaculate ConceptionC.R.I.C.Order of Canons Regular
Canons Regular of the Lateran Congregation of AustriaC.R.L.A.Order of Canons Regular
Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy CrossO.S.C.Crosier FathersOrder of Canons Regular
Capuchin Tertiary Religious of Our Lady of SorrowsT.C.Clerical Religious Congregation
Carmelites of Mary ImmaculateC.M.I.Clerical Religious Congregation
Carthusian OrderO. Cart.Monastic Order
Chemin Neuf InstituteI.C.N.Clerical Religious Congregation
Clerics of Saint ViatorC.S.V.ViatoriansClerical Religious Congregation
Clerics Regular MinorC.R.M.CaraccioliniOrder of Clerics Regular
Clerics Regular of St. PaulB.BarnabitesOrder of Clerics Regular
Clerics Regular of the Mother of GodO.M.D.Order of Clerics Regular
Clerks Regular of SomascaC.R.S.Padri SomachiOrder of Clerics Regular
Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of JesusM.C.C.I.Clerical Religious Congregation
Confederation of Canons Regular of St. AugustineC.R.S.A.Order of Canons Regular
Congrégation du Sacré-CoeurS.C.J.Pères de Timon DavidClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Christian DoctrineD.C.DottrinariClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Clerics RegularC.R.TheatinesOrder of Clerics Regular
Congregration of Jesus the PriestC.G.S.Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin MaryM.I.C.Marian FathersClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Mariannhill MissionariesC.M.M.Marianhiller MissionareClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy FamilyM.S.F.Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Saint John the Baptist PrecursorC.S.I.B.P.Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Saint JosephC.S.I.Giuseppini del MurialdoClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Saint Michael the ArchangelC.S.M.A.MichaelitesClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus “Little Flower”C.S.T.Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Servants of CharityS.d.C.Guanellian Priests and BrothersClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of St. BasilC.S.B.Basilian FathersClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Blessed SacramentS.S.S.Blessed Sacrament FathersClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Holy CrossC.S.C.Holy Cross FathersClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth of Blessed Father PiamartaF.N.Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Holy SpiritC.S.Sp.Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans)Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of MaryC.I.C.M.ScheutistsClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Legionaries of ChristL.C.Legionaries of ChristClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles BorromeoC.S.ScalabriniansClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Most Holy RedeemerC.SS.R.RedemptoristsClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the PassionC.P.PassionistsClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Priestly FraternityC.F.S.Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred HeartS.C.I.DehoniansClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus ChristC. R.ResurrectionistsClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and MarySS.CC.Picpus FathersClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Sacred StigmataC.S.S.Stigmatine FathersClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Schools of CharityC.S.Ch.Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Sons of Mary ImmaculateF. M. I.PavoniansClerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Sons of Merciful LoveF.A.M.Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregazione dei Figli dell’Immacolata ConcezioneC.F.I.C.ConcezionistiLay Religious Congregation
Congregazione MechitaristaC.A.M.MechitaristsMonastic Order
Congregazione Sacra Famiglia di BergamoC.S.F.Clerical Religious Congregation
Consolata MissionariesI.M.C.Consolata MissionariesClerical Religious Congregation
Fils de Marie ImmaculéeF.M.I.Pères de ChavagnesClerical Religious Congregation
Franciscan Friars of the AtonementS.A.Clerical Religious Congregation
Franciscan Friars of the ImmaculateF.I.Clerical Religious Congregation
Hijos de la Sagrada FamiliaS.F.Clerical Religious Congregation
Indian Missionary SocietyI.M.S.Clerical Religious Congregation
Institut du Clergé Patriarcal de BzommarI.C.P.B.
Institute of CharityI.C.RosminiansClerical Religious Congregation
Institute of Schönstatt FathersP. SchönstattSchönstatt FathersClerical Secular Institute
Institute of the Josephites of BelgiumC.J.Josephites of BelgiumClerical Religious Congregation
Istituto del PradoIst. del PradoPrado InstituteClerical Secular Institute
Little Brothers of JesusP.F.J.FoucauldLay Religious Congregation
Misioneros de la Natividad de MaríaM.N.M.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionari di S. Giuseppe nel MessicoM.J.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of Our Lady of La SaletteM.S.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales d’AnnecyM.S.F.S.FransaliansClerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Company of MaryS.M.M.Montfort MissionariesClerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Divine RedeemerM.D.R.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Holy SpiritM.Sp.S.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and Saint Mary of GuadalupeM. S. C.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of JesusM.S.C.Sacred Heart MissionariesClerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and MaryM.SS.CC.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Mallorca)M. SS. CC.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of WorkersM.O.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Brothers of the CountrysideF.M.R.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Congregation of the Blessed SacramentM.C.B.S.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Servants of the Most Holy TrinityS.T.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Servants of the PoorS.d.P.Morsel of the PoorClerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Servants of the WordM. S. P.Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Society of St. PaulM.S.S.P.Paulist MissionariesClerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of MaryC.M.F.ClaretiansClerical Religious Congregation
Oblates of Mary ImmaculateO.M.I.Oblates of Mary ImmaculateClerical Religious Congregation
Oblates of Saint JosephO.S.I.Josephines of AstiClerical Religious Congregation
Oblates of St. Francis de SalesO.S.F.S.Clerical Religious Congregation
Oblates of the Virgin MaryO.M.V.Clerical Religious Congregation
Orden de San JerónimoO.S.H.Monjes JerónimosMonastic Order
Order of Augustinian RecollectsO.A.R.Augustinian RecollectsMendicant Order
Order of CisterciansO. Cist.CisterciansMonastic Order
Order of Cistercians of the Strict ObservanceO.C.S.O.TrappistsMonastic Order
Order of Discalced CarmelitesO.C.D.Discalced CarmelitesMendicant Order
Order of Friar Servants of MaryO.S.M.ServitesMendicant Order
Order of Friars MinorO.F.M.FranciscansMendicant Order
Order of Friars Minor CapuchinO.F.M. Cap.CapuchinsMendicant Order
Order of Friars Minor ConventualO.F.M. Conv.Conventual FranciscansMendicant Order
Order of Friars PreachersO.P.DominicansMendicant Order
Order of the Pious SchoolsSch. P.PiaristsOrder of Clerics Regular
Order of Imitation of ChristO.I.C.Clerical Religious Congregation
Order of Lebanese Maronite (Maronite)O.L.M.BaladitesMonastic Order
Order of Our Lady of MercyO. de M.MercedariansMendicant Order
Order of Our Lady of Mt. CarmelO. Carm.CarmelitesMendicant Order
Order of Saint BenedictO.S.B.BenedictinesMonastic Order
Order of Saint Paul the First HermitO.S.P.P.E.Pauline FathersMonastic Order
Order of St. AugustineO.S.A.AugustiniansMendicant Order
Order of the Canons Regular of Premontre; NorbertinesO. Praem.PremonstratensiansOrder of Canons Regular
Order of the Holy CrossO.R.C.Order of Canons Regular
Order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of GodO.H.Mendicant Order
Order of the MinimsO.M.MinimiMendicant Order
Order of the Ministers of the SickM.I.CamilliansOrder of Clerics Regular
Order of the Most Holy TrinityO.SS.T.TrinitariansMendicant Order
Order of the Teutonic Knights of Saint Mary’s Hospital in JerusalemO.T.Teutonic OrderOrder of Canons Regular
Ordine Basiliano Italiano di GrottaferrataO.S.B.I.Monastic Order
Ordre Basilien Alépin (Melkite Greek)B.A.Monastic Order
Parochial Cooperators of Christ the KingC.P.C.R.Clerical Religious Congregation
Pious Workers Rural CatechistsP.O.C.R.Ardorini MissionariesClerical Religious Congregation
Poveri Servi della Divina ProvvidenzaP.S.D.P.Don CalabriaClerical Religious Congregation
Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of BétharramS.C.I. di Béth.Clerical Religious Congregation
Religieux de Saint Vincent de PaulR.S.V.Clerical Religious Congregation
Rogationists of the Heart of JesusR.C.J.RogationistsClerical Religious Congregation
Rosarian FathersC.S.R.Clerical Religious Congregation
Salesians of Saint John BoscoS.D.B.Salesians of St. John BoscoClerical Religious Congregation
Servants of the Holy ParacleteS.P.Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Christ for Polish ImmigrantsS. Chr.Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Divine VocationsS.D.V.VocationistsClerical Religious Congregation
Society of JesusS.J.JesuitsOrder of Clerics Regular
Society of MaryS.M.Marist FathersClerical Religious Congregation
Society of MaryS. M.Marianist FathersClerical Religious Congregation
Society of Saint CajetanP.S.S.G.Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Saint EdmundS.S.E.EdmunditesClerical Religious Congregation
Society of St. PaulS.S.P.PaulinesClerical Religious Congregation
Society of the Divine SaviorS.D.S.SalvatoriansClerical Religious Congregation
Society of the Divine WordS.V.D.Divine Word MissionariesClerical Religious Congregation
Sons of CharityF.C.Clerical Religious Congregation
Sons of CharityF.d.C.C.CanossiansClerical Religious Congregation
Sons of Divine ProvidenceF.D.P.Clerical Religious Congregation
Sons of Saint Mary ImmaculateF.S.M.I.Clerical Religious Congregation
Swiss Congregation of Canons Regular of Saint Maurice of AgauneC.R.A.Order of Canons Regular
Third Order Regular of St. Francis of PenanceT.O.R.Franciscan Friars (T.O.R.)Mendicant Order
Ukrainian Studite Monks (Ukrainian)M.S.U.Monastic Order
Vincentian Congregation (Syro-Malabarese)C.V.Clerical Religious Congregation
Xaverian Missionary FathersS.X.XaveriansClerical Religious Congregation
Other

Societies of Apostolic Life

NameAbbreviationNickname
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of AmericaM.M.Maryknoll
Clerical Society of the Missionaries of the Holy ApostlesM.S.A.
Clerical Society of Virgo Flos CarmeliE.P.
Confederation of Oratorians of St. Philip NeriC.O.Oratorians
Congregation of Jesus and MaryC.I.M.Eudists
Congregation of the Lebanese Maronite Missionaries (Maronite)M.L.Kremisti
Congregation of the MissionC.M.Vincentians/Lazarists
Emmanuel CommunityComm. l'Emm.
Fraternità Sacerdotale dei Missionari di San Carlo BorromeoF.S.C.B.Fraternity of St. Charles
Glenmary Home MissionersG.H.M.
Heralds of Good NewsH.G.N.
Instituto Español de San Francisco Javier para Misiones ExtranjerasI.E.M.E.
Misioneros de GuadalupeM.G.Guadalupe Missionaries
Misioneros Javerianos de YarumalM.X.Y.
Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)M. Afr.White Fathers
Missionários da Boa NovaS.M.P.Portuguese Missionary Society
Missionary Society of Saint Paul of NigeriaM.S.P.N.
Missionary Society of St. ColumbanS.S.C.M.E.Columban Missionaries
Mission Society of the PhilippinesM.S.P.
Oblates of Saints Ambrose and CharlesO.Ss.C.A.
Paulist FathersC.S.P.Paulists
Pontifical Institute for Foreign MissionsP.I.M.E.
Priestly Fraternity of Saint PeterF.S.S.P.
Priestly Society of Saint JacquesS.P.S.J.
Priestly Society of St. Joseph Benedict CottolengoS.S.C.Cottelengo Congregation
Scarboro Foreign Mission SocietyS.F.M.
Società dei Missionari di San Paolo (Melkite Greek)S.M.S.P.Pères Paulistes
Société de l’Oratoire de JésusC.O.I.Oratorians of France
La Société des Missions EtrangèresM.E.P.
Société des Missions-ÉtrangèresP.M.E.
Society of African MissionsS.M.A.
Society of Bethlehem Mission ImmenseeS.M.B.
Society of Precious BloodC.Pp.S.
Society of Priests of Saint SulpiceP.S.S.Sulpicians
Society of the Catholic ApostolateS.A.C.Pallottines
Society of the Missionaries of Saint Francis XavierS.F.X.Pilar Fathers
Sodalicio de Vida CristianaS.C.V.
St. Joseph’s Missionary Society of Mill HillM.H.M.Mill Hill Missionaries
St. Joseph’s Society of the Sacred HeartS.S.J.Josephite Fathers
St. Patrick’s Society for the Foreign MissionsS.P.S.Kiltegan Fathers
Workers of the Kingdom of ChristC.O.R.C.

Note: The above lists are substantially incomplete. They currently only include orders with members who are/were bishops.

============

Home | Countries | Religious Orders | Popes | Holy See | Roman Curia | Cardinals by Rank
Bishops: All | Living | Deceased | Youngest | Oldest | Cardinal Electors
Dioceses: All | Current | Titular | Vacant | Structured View
Events: Recent | by Date | by Year | Necrology
Conclaves | Consistories | Councils

============

About Catholic-Hierarchy
Terminology/Site Help
[ Comments/Corrections ] Copyright David M. Cheney, 1996-2014
Code: web_d, v3.0.4, 18 Dec 2014; Data: 18 Dec 2014