Secular Institutes

A Secular Institute is an Institute of Consecrated Life in which men and women live in the world and work towards the spreading of the Kingdom of God by working “within” the society by their example of Christian Living. Typically they live as lay people in the world with the goal of being a transforming presence in society.

  • They take vows and/or promises. For example, members of some Secular Institutes take a vow of chastity but make promises of poverty and obedience

  • They may live on their own or in community

  • They are a key link between the life lived by the laity and that lived by religious

  • Examples include the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ, Society of Christian Doctrine, Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity.



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Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ
PO Box 712
Elsternwick Vic 3185
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Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary
230 Fairlight Road
Mulgoa NSW 2745
Ph: 02 4773 8338
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Secular Order of Discladed Carmelites (Australia & Samoa)
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Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity (VDM)
74 Roseberry Avenue
Roseberry NSW 2018
Ph: (02) 93137099
Fax: 0401 836 427
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