Monday, May 02, 2005

List of Roman Catholic Religious Orders

Agostiniani Scalzi
O.A.D.
Mendicant Order
Arrouhbaniat Albassiliat Almoukhalissiat
B.S.
Monastic Order
Ar-Rouhbanyat Al-Marounyat Liltoubawyat Mariam Al-Azra
O.M.M.
Monastic Order
Augustinians of the Assumption
A.A.
Assumptionists
Clerical Religious Congregation
Canons Regular of the Lateran
C.R.L.
Order of Canons Regular
Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross
O.S.C.
Crosier Fathers
Order of Canons Regular
Carmelites of Mary Immaculate
C.M.I.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Carthusians
Cart.
Monastic Order
Clerics of Saint Viator
C.S.V.
Viatorians
Clerical Religious Congregation
Clerics Regular of St. Paul
B.
Barnabites
Order of Clerics Regular
Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
M.C.C.I.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Confederation of Canons Regular of St. Augustine
C.R.S.A.
Order of Canons Regular
Congrégation du Sacré-Coeur
S.C.J.
Pères de Timon David
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Clerics Regular
C.R.
Theatines
Order of Clerics Regular
Congregation of Marian Fathers
M.I.C.
Marian Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Marian Hill Missionaries
C.M.M.
Marianhiller Missionare
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family
M.S.F.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of St. Basil
C.S.B.
Basilian Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
S.S.S.
Blessed Sacrament Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Holy Cross
C.S.C.
Holy Cross Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Holy Spirit
C.S.Sp.
Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans)
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
C.I.C.M.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ
L.C.
Legionaries of Christ
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles
C.S.
Scalabrinians
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer
C.SS.R.
Redemptorists
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Passion
C.P.
Passionists
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart
S.C.I.
Dohonians
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ
C. R.
Resurrectionists
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
SS.CC.
Picpus Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata
C.S.S.
Stigmatine Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregazione dei Figli dell'Immacolata Concezione
C.F.I.C.
Concezionisti
Lay Religious Congregation
Congregazione dei Preti della Dottrina Cristiana
D.C.
Dottrinari
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregazione Mechitarista di Venezia
C.A.M.
Mechitarists
Monastic Order
Consolata Missionaries
I.M.C.
Consolata Missionaries
Clerical Religious Congregation
Fils de Marie Immaculée
F.M.I.
Pères de Chavagnes
Clerical Religious Congregation
Hijos de la Sagrada Familia
S.F.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Institut du Clergé Patriarcal de Bzommar
I.C.P.B.
Institute of Charity
I.C.
Rosminians
Clerical Religious Congregation
Istituto del Prado
Ist. del Prado
Clerical Secular Institute
Minimi
O.M.
Mendicant Order
Misioneros de la Natividad de María
M.N.M.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionari di S. Giuseppe nel Messico
M.J.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette
M.S.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales
M.S.F.S.
Fransalians
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Company of Mary
S.M.M.
Montfort Missionaries
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
M.Sp.S.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
M.S.C.
Sacred Heart Missionaries
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Society of St. Paul
M.S.S.P.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
C.M.F.
Claretians
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missioni Africane di Verona
F.S.C.J.
Oblates of Mary Immaculate
O.M.I.
Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Clerical Religious Congregation
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales
O.S.F.S.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Oblates of St. Joseph
O.S.I.
Josephines of Asti
Clerical Religious Congregation
Orden de los Padres Somascos
C.R.S.
Somascan Fathers
Order of Clerics Regular
Orden de San Jerónimo
O.S.H.
Monjes Jerónimos
Monastic Order
Order of Augustinian Recollects
O.A.R.
Augustinian Recollects
Mendicant Order
Order of Cistercians
O. Cist.
Cistercians
Monastic Order
Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance
O.C.S.O.
Trappists
Monastic Order
Order of Discalced Carmelites
O.C.D.
Discalced Carmelites
Mendicant Order
Order of Friar Servants of Mary
O.S.M.
Servites
Mendicant Order
Order of Friars Minor
O.F.M.
Franciscans
Mendicant Order
Order of Friars Minor Capuchin
O.F.M. Cap.
Capuchins
Mendicant Order
Order of Friars Minor Conventual
O.F.M. Conv.
Conventual Franciscans
Mendicant Order
Order of Friars Preachers
O.P.
Dominicans
Mendicant Order
Order of the Pious Schools
Sch. P.
Piarists
Order of Clerics Regular
Order of Lebanese Maronite
O.L.M.
Baladites
Monastic Order
Order of Our Lady of Mercy
O. de M.
Mercedarians
Mendicant Order
Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
O. Carm.
Carmelites
Mendicant Order
Order of Saint Benedict
O.S.B.
Benedictines
Monastic Order
Order of St. Basil the Great
O.S.B.M.
Basilian Order of St. Josaphat
Monastic Order
Order of St. Augustine
O.S.A.
Augustinians
Mendicant Order
Order of the Canons Regular of Premontre; Norbertines
O. Praem.
Premonstratensians
Order of Canons Regular
Order of the Holy Cross
O.R.C.
Order of Canons Regular
Order of the Ministers of the Sick
M.I.
Camillians
Order of Clerics Regular
Order of the Most Holy Trinity
O.SS.T.
Trinitarians
Mendicant Order
Ordre Basilien Alepin
B.A.
Monastic Order
Ordre Basilien Choueirite
B.C.
Monastic Order
Pii Operai Catechisti Rurali Missionari Ardorini
P.O.C.R.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Poveri Servi della Divina Provvidenza
P.S.D.P.
Don Calabria
Clerical Religious Congregation
Religieux de Saint Vincent de Paul
R.S.V.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Salesians of Saint John Bosco
S.D.B.
Salesians of St. John Bosco
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Divine Vocations
S.D.V.
Vocationist Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Jesus
S.J.
Jesuits
Order of Clerics Regular
Society of Mary
S. M.
Marist Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Mary
S.M.
Marianist Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Saint Edmund
S.S.E.
Edmundites
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of the Divine Savior
S.D.S.
Salvatorians
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of the Divine Word
S.V.D.
Divine Word Missionaries
Clerical Religious Congregation
Sons of Divine Providence
F.D.P.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Swiss Congregation of Canons Regular of Saint Maurice of Agaune
C.R.A.
Order of Canons Regular
Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance
T.O.R.
Franciscan Friars (T.O.R.)
Mendicant Order
Xaverian Missionary Fathers
S.X.
Xaverians
Clerical Religious Congregation
Other
Societies of Apostolic Life
Name
Abbreviation
Nickname
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
M.M.
Maryknoll
Confederation of Oratorians of St. Philip Neri
C.O.
Oratorians
Congregation of Jesus and Mary
C.I.M.
Eudists
Congregation of the Mission
C.M.
Vincentians/Lazarists
Instituto Español de San Francisco Javier para Misiones Extranjeras
I.E.M.E.
Misioneros Javerianos de Yarumal
M.X.Y.
Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)
M. Afr.
Missionary Society of St. Columban
S.S.C.M.E.
Society of St. Columban
Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions
P.I.M.E.
Priestly Society of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
S.S.C.
Cottelengo Congregation
Scarboro Foreign Mission Society
S.F.M.
La Société des Missions Etrangères
M.E.P.
Société des Missions-Étrangères
P.M.E.
Society of African Missions
S.M.A.
Society of Precious Blood
C.Pp.S.
Society of Priests of St. Sulpice
P.S.S.
Sulpicians
Society of the Catholic Apostolate
S.A.C.
Pallottines
Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana
S.C.V.
St. Joseph's Missionary Society of Mill Hill
M.H.M.
Mill Hill Missionaries
St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart
S.S.J.
Josephite Fathers
St. Patrick's Society for the Foreign Missions
S.P.S.
Note: The above lists are substantially incomplete. They currently only include orders with members who are/were bishops.

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