Daughters of Divine Zeal


1526 Hill Road
Reading, PA 19602

Community Information

Delegate of the Superior General:  Sister Lucy Cassarino, F.D.Z.

Vocation Director:  Sr. Marietta Castellano, F.D.Z.
Vocation Phone:  610-375-9072

The Daughters of Divine Zeal, F.D.Z. are vowed women called by the love of God to live their baptismal consecration and to journey continually toward perfect charity. Their founder Blessed Hannibal DiFrancia's charism 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 fulfill their consecration through daily prayer for vocations, participation at Mass, office recitation, rosary, and personal prayers. The FDZ's apostolate expands to all ministries in the Church. They work in parishes, schools, orphanages, nursing homes, hospitals, and food/nutrition centers, in the poor ghettos, and among the youth. Catholic women who desire to love/serve God, are willing to offer their lives as a prayer to God, the Lord of the harvest, so that holy priests and holy vocations will not be scarce in the Church are welcome to apply. Applicants should be single, healthy, hardworking, have a sense of humor, and be free of debt and canonical impediments. 

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