The Mission of the Office for Religious is to assist the Archbishop in his ministry to religious and other consecrated persons who live and serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Office provides pastoral services to them as well being a vehicle for communication and administrative support. We work to connect the diversity of charisms of consecrated life with the needs of the Archdiocese.

The Office also actively promotes a culture of vocations in the Archdiocese through the Coordinator of Religious Vocation Ministries and the activities of the Chicago Area Vocation Association (CAVA).

With over 2,400 consecrated persons living in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Year of Consecrated Life is a special time for all Catholics. It is the mission of the Office for Religious to provide consecrated persons and all Catholics with information about this special year. The Office is also uniquely positioned to coordinate, publicize and plan events and celebrations for the Year of Consecrated Life. Pope Francis calls us to follow the Lord in a special way embodying evangelical radicalness. The Office assumes this task very seriously and faithfully. With all consecrated persons in the Archdiocese of Chicago, let us follow Pope Francis’s decree and Wake Up the World!”

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“Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living!” ~Pope Francis

- Pope Francis