Daughters of Divine Zeal

Phone: 610-375-1738



1526 Hill Road
Reading, PA 19602

The Daughters of Divine Zeal, are vowed women called by the love of God to live their baptismal consecration and to journey continually toward perfect charity. Their founder Saint Hannibal Maria DiFrancia’s charism is to obey Christ’s command, “Pray the Lord of the Harvest to send laborers into his harvest (Mt. 9:38; Lk. 10:2),” forms their distinct spirituality. With a fourth vow, the sisters offer their lives as a prayerful oblation to God for the sanctification and increase of priests and religious and for the propagation of holy vocations. The sisters get their strength tofulfill their consecration through participation at Mass, praying the Divine Office, daily prayer for vocations, rosary, meditations, spiritual readings, Eucharistic adoration, stations of the cross, personal prayers, and community life.

The Daughters of Divine Zeal’s apostolate expands to all ministries in the Church throughout the world. They work in parishes, schools, retreat houses, orphanages, nursing homes, hospitals, day care center, cenacles of prayers for vocations, food/nutrition centers, training centers in domestic arts, missions, homes for deaf and dumb, and among people of various ages especially the youth.

For admission: Catholic women ages 17 to 30 (exceptions can be made), single, has the intention of following the call of God, physically and mentally healthy, psychologically mature, desire to love and serve God alone, free of debt and
canonical impediments.


415 Michigan Avenue NE, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 832-2575

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