Tricentennial Thursday: Archdiocese blessed by heroic presence of religious

1685

Franciscan  Recollect Fathers

Missionaries

1722

Capuchin Franciscan Fathers

1725

Jesuit Fathers/Brothers

Currently ministering: 25 priests and 3 brothers in education, retreats, preaching

1727

Ursuline Sisters

Currently ministering: 13 sisters in education, pharmacology, nursing, literary work

1820

Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers)

Currently ministering: 4 priests in evangelization, formation

1821

Society of the Sacred Heart (Academy of the Sacred Heart)

Currently ministering: 11 sisters in education

1830

Daughters of Charity

Currently ministering: 18 sisters in education, health care and social ministry

1833

Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Currently ministering: 32 sisters in education, healthcare, social service, retreat work

1842

  • Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family

Currently ministering: 70 sisters in education, care for elderly

  • Redemptorist Fathers/ Brothers

Currently ministering: 6 priests and 1 brother in preaching, ministry to visitors at Blessed Seelos Shrine

1848

Marianites of Holy Cross

Currently ministering: 41 sisters

1851

Christian Brothers

Currently ministering: 22 brothers in education

1856

  • School Sisters of Notre Dame

Currently ministering: 9 sisters in education

  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille (Congregation of St. Joseph)

Currently ministering: 10 sisters in education, social justice

1860

  • Cabra Dominican Sisters

Currently ministering: 3 sisters in education, ministry to poor, Social Apostolate

  • St. Mary Dominican Sisters (Dominican Sisters of Peace)

Currently ministering: 15 sisters in education, community outreach, spiritual direction, retreats

1868

Little Sisters of the Poor

(withdrew from the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina)

1869

  • Brothers of the Sacred Heart

Currently ministering: 8 brothers in education

  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Currently ministering: 13 sisters in social work, education, nursing

1870

Benedictine Sisters

Currently ministering: 2 sisters in education, community outreach

1872

Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament

(withdrew from the Archdiocese in 2009)

1873

Sisters of Christian Charity

Currently ministering: 4 sisters in education, Hope House, prison ministry

1874

Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

Currently ministering: 2 sisters in education

1877

  • Discalced Carmelites

Currently ministering: 10 sisters in contemplative prayer

  • Order of St. Clare

Currently ministering: 8 sisters in contemplative prayer

1889

Benedictine Monks

Currently ministering: 16 priests and 8 brothers at St. Joseph Seminary College, in liturgy, retreat, camp, cemetery, bakery, building coffins and beekeeping

1892

Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (Cabrini Sisters)

Currently ministering: 1 sister at Cabrini Senior Housing

1897

St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart (Josephites)

Currently ministering: 12 priests and 1 brother in education of African-American young men, parishes

1901

Dominican Fathers/Brothers

Currently ministering: 25 priests and 2 brothers in prayer, preaching, education, parishes and the Tulane Student Center

1914

Sisters, Servants of Mary

Currently ministering: 11 sisters who sit with the sick during the night

1915

  • Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

Currently ministering: 7 sisters in education at Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Society of St. Teresa of Jesus

Currently ministering: 12 sisters in prayer/education, evangelization, parish ministry and social justice issues (poor and migrants)

1919

Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Currently ministering: 6 priests and 1 brother serving at Boys’ Hope, retreat center, education and Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine

1925

Franciscan Friars Province of St. John the Baptist

Currently ministering: 3 priests and 2 brothers at St. Mary of the Angels Parish, pastoral care

1927

Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Dominic (Dominican Sisters of Peace)

Currently ministering: 15 sisters in education, spiritual formation, neighborhood outreach (Peace Center)

1933

Salesians of Don Bosco

Currently ministering: 6 priests and 3 brothers in education and helping youth grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically

1944

Maryknoll Fathers

Currently ministering: 1 priest on the teaching staff at Notre Dame Seminary

1951

Sisters of Mercy of Holy Cross  

Currently ministering: 2 sisters in prison ministry, social outreach, liturgical, catechetical and parish ministry

1954

Congregation of the Cenacle

(withdrew from Archdiocese of New Orleans and the Cenacle Retreat House in 2013)

1964

Daughters of Divine Providence

Currently ministering: 3 sisters in education, service to the poor

1967

Congregation of the Holy Faith

Currently ministering: 4 sisters in work with poor and homeless, social advocacy, education

1968

Daughters of St. Paul

Currently ministering: 4 sisters in evangelization through communications

1970s

Incarnate Word Sisters 

(withdrew from the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 2013)

1975

  •  Adrian Dominicans

Currently ministering: 1 sister in pastoral care, parish ministry, education

  • Sisters of the Living Word

Currently ministering: 4 sisters in youth and adult education, parish ministry, health care, counseling, community outreach

  • Sisters for Christian Community

Currently ministering: 3 sisters in care for homebound, spiritual direction, religious education in parishes

1976

Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco

Currently ministering: 8 sisters in education

1979

Daughters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Currently ministering: 30 sisters in education, nursing, parish ministry, social work, counseling

1983

Society of St. Edmund Fathers/Brothers

(withdrew from the Archdiocese of New Orleans following the death of Father Michael Jacques in 2013)

1993

Society of Divine Word

Currently ministering: Retired New Orleans Auxiliary Bishop Dominic Carmon

1999

  • Domus Dei Clerical Society of Apostolic Life

Currently ministering: 5 priests and 5 brothers in parish ministry, prayer ministry 

  • Marists

Currently ministering: 1 brother at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, Victims’ Assistance Coordinator, private practice counseling

2005

  • 1 sister serving as a hermit
  • Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Currently ministering: 3 sisters in education

  • Presentation Sisters of Dubuque

Currently ministering: 2 sisters working with the poor, Hotel Hope

2007

School Sisters of Notre Dame

Currently ministering: 3 sisters in education

2010 

  • Sisters of Charity of New York

Currently ministering: 1 sister in vocations and hospitality at the House of Charity, community outreach

  • Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Currently ministering: 1 sister in vocation ministry, community outreach

  • Franciscan Handmaids of Mary

Currently ministering: 1 sister serving the poor

2014 

  • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

Currently ministering: 1 sister in vocations and hospitality at the House of Charity, community outreach

  • Legionaries of Christ

Currently ministering: 5 priests in youth ministry, Regnum Christi, spiritual direction

2015

Franciscan Friars, Province of Sacred Heart

Currently ministering: 1 priest (Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri)

2016

Franciscan Brothers

Currently ministering: 3 brothers in education

2017

1 consecrated Virgin living in the world

 

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