Vicar for Religious

The Vicar for Religious is the Archbishop's liaison to women in consecrated life and to the brothers, promoting effective communication between him and them. The Vicar also responds to expressed needs of the religious, and offers opportunities for spiritual reflection and communal celebration.

Did you know?

1847 - Founding year of the Diocese of Galveston - Ursuline Academy was opened in Galveston by the Ursuline Sisters.

1866 - Charity Hospital in Galveston, the first Catholic Hospital in Texas, was opened by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

1866 Sisters of Divine Providence arrived, teaching at St. Joseph School in Galveston, and elsewhere

1873 - The Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament came to Houston, opening Incarnate Word Academy in 1874.

1882 - Sacred Heart Academy in Galveston was opened by the Dominican Sisters - Congregation of the Sacred Heart.

1898 Sisters of the Holy Family began serving Holy Rosary School in Galveston


In the Archdiocese

401 Women in Consecrated Life
38 Congregations/Orders
11 Brothers
3 Motherhouses
2 Provincial Houses
1 Cloister