Recognizing the significant role vowed women and men religious have in spreading the good news of salvation and building up the Church through their ministry of prayer and service particularly in the local church, the Office of the Delegate to Religious has been established to serve as the liaison between the diocesan bishop and the religious serving and living in the Diocese of San Jose as well as between the various religious congregations in the diocese.

Here you will find a current listing from each religious congregation serving and/or residing in the Diocese of San Jose regarding their number, ministries and places of residence.

You may also contact us to request additional information.


Contact Information

Sr. Ellen Hess,  VDMF
Bishop’s Delegate to Religious