About Us

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),” This forms their distinct spirituality. With a fourth vow, the sisters offer their lives as a prayerful oblation to God for the sanctification 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 centers, cenacles of prayers for vocations, food/nutrition centers, training centers in domestic arts, missions, and among people of various ages especially the youth.

Coming events

July 15, 2018 through July 19,2018

Fiat Days: DeSales University,  Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Theme: "Take Courage, Do Not Be Afraid."

Office of Vocations



Coming soon!


Where are the Daughters of Divine Zeal in USA?

Daughters of Divine Zeal Convent

379E Manning Avenue

Reedley, CA 93654

(559) 638-1916

Saint Elizabeth School

6635 Tobias Avenue

Van Nuys, CA 91405

(818) 779-1756

Hannibal House Spiritual Center

1526 Hill Road

Reading, PA 19602

(610) 301-3051

What other countries do the Daughters of Divine Zeal serve in? 

Albania, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea,  Mexico, Philippines, Rwanda, Spain, and Vietnam and the United States of America.

What does "Rogate" mean?

Rogate means "To pray."

Where do F.D.Z. Sisters serve?

Cenacles of Prayer for Vocations

Youth Centers

Charitable and Promotional Works

Orphanages and Abandoned Children



Training Centers in Domestic Arts

Homes for People with Disabilities

Nursing Homes

Parish Activities