Message from Director & Mission Statement
A Message from Sr. Elizabeth Ann Vasquez, SSCJ
Director of the Office for Consecrated Life
The mission of the Office for Consecrated Life is to foster the pastoral care of the religious women and men residing within the Archdiocese of San Antonio.The director for the office acts as the liaison for Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller in relationship to the members of Religious Institutes and other forms of Consecrated Life.The Office promotes activities and events that support women and men in the consecrated life, enabling them to respond creatively to the many spiritual and pastoral initiatives of the Archdiocese, by their witness and service, and the particular charism and spirit of their community. The Office for Consecrated Life endeavors to support the diversity of charisms of Sisters and Brothers in the Consecrated Life, who have a presence and ministry in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
The Office for Consecrated Life works in collaboration with the Vicar for Clergy and is responsible for the pastoral care of the women and men religious residing in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas. The director for the office acts as the liaison for Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller in relationship to the religious communities. In various ways the Office for Consecrated Life promotes activities and events that support consecrated life and daily living and ministering. The Office for Consecrated Life endeavors to support the 53 women religious communities, the 28 men religious communities and 8 groups of secular institutes or other associations in the Archdiocese.