2022 Advent Penitential Services

The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas. Click for a schedule of all the Advent Penitentials that parishes have sent to the Archdiocese:


Consecrated Life

Do you feel called to religious life?

There is an enormous range of opportunities to live your faith through the calling to religious life. Consecrated persons in the Archdiocese are members of many different orders, each with their own missions and purposes.

Since the arrival of Oblate Priests and the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (Grey Nuns) in the mid-1800s, consecrated persons of many different communities have helped to sow the seeds of the Gospel and tend to a variety of needs of the people in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Communities of men and women religious were vital to the establishment of parishes, hospitals, schools, orphanages and homes for the aged across the Archdiocese. They continue to be active and needed today and in the future, in parish life, pastoral care, spiritual direction, health care and education. Consecrated life is one of profound self-donation to the Lord by the profession of the three evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.

For further information on each order, just click on the name:

Where possible, we have linked each community name to its website; not all orders maintain websites.

Orders of Women Religious

Orders of Men Religious

Societies of Apostolic Life

Secular Institute

Associations of the Faithful

Consecrated Virgins

Pastoral & Administration Offices
8421 101 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6A 0L1
Phone: 780-469-1010
Toll-free: 1-844-469-1010