Two communities, The Basilian Fathers and the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, reside and work at the University of St. Thomas.
The Basilian Fathers are a religious congregation of priests and aspirants to the priesthood within the Catholic Church. Through our vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, and by exercising our charism of "education within the Church's mission of evangelization," we hope to give witness to the Gospel through the service of our brothers and sisters. Moreover, we realize that in these same people whom we serve, we ourselves come to recognize more fully the love that God has for all people and how His grace works in our lives. This is especially true when we seek to respond to the needs of the poor and marginalized. (Source: http://www.basilian.org)
The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist
The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist continue the call of St. Francis of Assisi to rebuild the Church. Like St. Clare, we are vowed religious women who embody the spirit of St. Francis and seek to enflame humanity with a sense of the sacred found deep within each person.
We are dedicated to the teachings of the Holy Father and maintain authentic perennial values while initiating new forms of apostolic service.
Our way of life is centered by the Holy Eucharist and strong community bonding. These lay the foundation for our many outreaches into the complexities of today's world. (Source: http://www.fsecommunity.org/)