Cardinals by Religious Order

since 1124

Religious OrderInitialsNumber of PopesNumber of Living CardinalsTotal Number of Cardinals in HistoryDescending
Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines)O.S.B.10129
Order of Preachers (Dominicans)O.P.4277
Society of Jesus (Jesuits)S.J.1342
Order of Cistercians (Cistercians)O. Cist.5140
Confederation of Canons Regular of Saint AugustineC.R.S.A.434
Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans)O.F.M.332
Salesians of Saint John Bosco (Salesians)S.D.B.917
Order of Saint Augustine (Augustinians)O.E.S.A.16
Confederation of Oratories of Saint Philip Neri (Oratorians)C.O.14
Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)O.F.M.413
Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (Capuchin Franciscans)O.F.M. Cap.110
Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of MaltaS.M.O.M.9
Congregation of Clerics Regular (Theatines)C.R.8
Order of Discalced Carmelites (Teresian Carmelites)O.C.D.18
Clerics Regular of Saint Paul (Barnabites)B.7
Canons Regular of the Congregation of the Most Holy Saviour at BolognaC.R.S.M.R.17
Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans)O.F.M. Conv.27
Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists)C.SS.R.16
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates)O.M.I.26
Order of Friar Servants of Mary (Servites)O.S.M.6
Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarians)O. de M.5
Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)O.F.M. Obs.5
Society of Priests of Saint Sulpice (Sulpicians)P.S.S.15
Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians, Lazarists)C.M.24
Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians)C.M.F.24
Clerics Regular of Somasca (Somascans)C.R.S.3
Carthusian Order (Carthusians)O. Cart.3
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of JerusalemO.E.S.S.H.3
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scheutists)C.I.C.M.2
Canons Regular of St. Mary of CrescenzagoC.R.S.M.C.2
Congregation of Holy Cross (Holy Cross Fathers)C.S.C.12
Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans, Holy Ghost Fathers)C.S.Sp.22
Oblates of Saints Ambrose and CharlesO.Ss.C.A.2
Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians)S.C.I.12
Basilian Alepian OrderB.A.1
Oratory of France (Oratorians of France)C.O.I.1
Missionaries of the Precious BloodC.PP.S.1
Canons Regular of Saint Anthony of Vienne (Antonines)C.R.S.Ant.1
Canons Regular of Saint John Baptist of LyonsC.R.S.J.1
C.R.S. Pietro in Caelo aureo1
Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians)C.S.1
Congregation of Saint Basil (Basilians)C.S.B.1
Institute of Schönstatt FathersI.Sch.11
Secular Institute of Pius XI.S.P.X.11
Institute Voluntas DeiI.V.D.11
Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)M. Afr.1
Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Marian Fathers)M.I.C.1
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sacred Heart Missionaries)M.S.C.11
Society of Missionaries of Saint PaulM.S.P.1
Ukrainian Studite MonksM.S.U.1
Order of Augustinian Recollects (Augustinian Recollects)O.A.R.11
Order of Discalced Friars Minor (Alcantarines, Discalced Franciscans)O.F.M. Disc.1
Order of Reformed Friars MinorO.F.M. Ref.1
Order of the HumiliatiO.Hum.1
Mariamite Maronite Order (Aleppians)O.M.M.11
Order of the Canons Regular of Prémontré (Norbertines, Premonstratensians)O. Praem.1
Military Order of Saint James the SwordO.S.1
Order of Saint Augustine (Augustinians)O.S.A.11
Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit (Pauline Fathers)O.S.P.P.E.1
Oblates of Saints Charles and Gaudentius of NovaraO.Ss.G.C.N.1
Order of the Most Holy Trinity (Trinitarians)O.SS.T.1
Order of Poor Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists)Sch. P.1
Society of Mary (Marists)S.M.1
Society of the Divine Word (Divine Word Missionaries)S.V.D.1

as of 2017.12.17

See Also

Living Cardinals by Religious Order

Religious Orders

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