National Catholic Sisters Week – March 8-14, 2021
March 5, 2021

Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week, March 8-14, we shine the spotlight on women religious and encourage a wide range of campaigns and events …

Collection on Dec. 9-10 Helps Aging Sisters, Brothers and Priests in Religious Orders
November 9, 2017

Catholics in the Diocese of St. Petersburg will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to be held in parishes Dec. 9-10. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C., the annual appeal benefits 32,000 elderly …

You Are Invited to Celebrate with Religious Jubilarians
October 27, 2017

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Diocese of St. Petersburg will celebrate the religious Jubilees of fourteen men and women who have reached milestones in their commitment to the Church and to their Congregations. Representing a total of 910 years of consecrated service to the Church and the people of God, the religious will renew their …

2016 Jubilee Celebration
October 11, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, the Diocese of St. Petersburg will celebrate the Jubilees of nineteen religious.  Representing a total of 840 years of consecrated service to the Church and the people of God, the religious will renew their vows during the 11:30 AM liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, with Bishop …

Adrian Dominican Sisters Who Served in St. Petersburg Celebrate Jubilees
October 11, 2016

Adrian Dominican Sisters from throughout the United States came home to their Motherhouse in Adrian, Michigan, for a special week this summer to mark their Jubilees, their years of service and dedication to their Church and the Congregation. The 2016 Jubilee Class includes nine Sisters serving 75 years; 22 celebrating 70 years; 41 celebrating 60 …

Brother Lucius Amarillas Professes Simple Vow at Saint Leo Abbey Church
July 22, 2016

Brother Lucius Amarillas made his first monastic profession of simple vows at Saint Leo Abbey Church on July 11. The Right Reverend Abbot Isaac Camacho, OSB, celebrated the Mass and the Benedictine rite of Simple Profession. He was welcomed by his family, friends, members of the Benedictine Monks of Saint Leo Abbey, and the Saint …

Retirement Fund for Religious Benefits 33,000 Sisters, Brothers, Priests in Religious Orders
December 11, 2015

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 12-13 in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Now in its 28th year, the appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) and offers support for senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests whose communities lack sufficient retirement funding. Some 33,000 women …

Sister Elizabeth Mathai, O.S.B., Made Her Perpetual Monastic Profession
April 27, 2015

Sister Elizabeth Mathai, O.S.B., made her perpetual monastic commitment on April 11, 2015. The solemn ceremony took place at Holy Name Monastery with Mass celebrated by Abbot Isaac J. Camacho, OSB. Sister’s celebration began with the entrance procession and the ancient monastic tradition of statio which provides a moment of silence and recollection to center …

Religiously Devoted
February 24, 2015

Listen to inspiring and personal stories of religious priests, brothers and sisters in our diocese. Throughout the year, Spirit FM 90.5, our Catholic radio ministry will be airing their stories. To listen to their stories, please visit: