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Meet Our Religious

Sr. Rose Casaleno, CSJ, MSW, MAPS

There always will be women and men whose hearts, and desires have been so... more

How to Contact Religious Orders

Capuchin Franciscans - Province of St. Mary - New York/New England

Carmelite Friars - Priests & Brothers devoted to Mary, seeking the face of God through prayer, fraternity & service

Felician Sisters - The Felician Sisters are officially known as the Congregation of Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Assisi (CSSF) 

Franciscans Friars, Conventual - 'Join the BrotherHood' - an open invitation to explore Franciscan life and spirituality. 


Real Sisters, Real Brothers, Making a REAL difference!

Throughout our diocese and our Church, throughout history, men and women have answered the call to live in community, to gather for prayer, and to love God’s people in a special way. They belong to any one of dozens of religious congregations, where they are drawn by the charism or spirit of the community.

Religious Sisters
More info on what it means to be a Religious Sister.

Religious Brothers and Priests
More info on what it means to be a Religious Brother and Priest.

Vocation Awareness Council

The Vocation Awareness Council is a committee of religious priests, sisters and brothers who represent the various religious communities who minister in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. The purpose of this committee is to collaborate in providing various ways to promote vocation awareness for religious life within the diocese. More info

Speakers For Parishes or Other Groups

Should you desire a religious priest, sister or brother to speak about religious life at your parish gathering or other function, contact Fr. Anthony F. Ligato or by calling 518- 453-6690.

Religious Orders that are ministering in the Diocese of Albany


Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm

Congregation of Holy Cross

Daughter of Charity of the Most Precious Blood

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul

Capuchin Franciscans

Christian Brothers Academy

Dominican Sisters of Peace

Felician Sisters

Franciscan Friars, Immaculate Conception Province of the most Holy name of Jesus

Little Sisters of the Poor

Marians of the Immaculate Conception

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Mill Hill Sisters


Redemptorist Fathers

Religious of Sacred Heart

Religious Venerini Sisters

School Sisters of Notre Dame

Sisters of Mercy of Americas

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Boston Providence

Sisters of St. Dominic-Amityville

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Sisters of the Good Shepard

Sisters of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sisters of the Resurrection

Sisters servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Scranton

St. Anthony Friars-Catskill

Vincentian Fathers



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