Diocese of Springfield - Men's Communities

Men’s Religious Communities:

Congregation of Marians:Support the Holy Father and embrace the official teachings of the Catholic Church in our special calling to: Spread devotion to Mary as the Immaculate Conception,offer their lives for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, especially the victims of war and disease,operate publishing apostolates and assist where the need is greatest in parishes, shrines, schools and missions, and promote The Divine Mercy message and devotion.


Conventual Franciscan Friars Immaculate Conception Province: follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. Our primary apostolate is to witness our own life as brothers… to serve the needs of the Church and the people of God in an environment that allows for a Franciscan life lived in fraternity.

Conventual Franciscan Friars St. Anthony of Padua Province: In a joyful spirit of prayer, compassion, simplicity, and hospitality, they desire to live the Good News both within our fraternity and with all the People of God.

Missionaries of LaSalette: continue efforts to spread the message of the Beautiful Lady and respond to the problems of the day and the evangelization efforts of the Church around the world.

Order of Friars Minor Capuchin Franciscans (O.F.M., Cap.) Province of St. Mary of the Capuchin Order: The needs of the poor and the demands of justice shape their every ministerial endeavor. They attempt to promote the equality of all people within their fraternity, in the churches dedicated to the gospel of Christ and in the larger world. Capuchin friars minister in a wide variety of settings.

Passionist Community: Faithful to the charism of St Paul of the Cross, the Mission of the Passionists is to keep alive in the world the love of Jesus Crucified as seen in His Sacred Passion.This mission is rooted in prayerful community life and is expressed in collaborative ministry to the people of God in all walks of life especially to the poor and suffering.

Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers: Following the footsteps of their holy founder, St. Gaspar Bertoni, they are present in the world as Apostolic Missionaries at the service of Bishops. As Stigmatines, they preach the Word of God,help in the formation of the Youth and assist in Clergy formation.