While your're at it, don't forget the latest
A Guide to Religious Ministries for Catholic Men and Women,
This is the 32nd annual edition for 2011.
It is the companion to www.religiousministries. com.
The website is OK with a fair search engine, but I think that it would be easier to discern with the book in hand!
VISION is mainly ads. You have to pay to get listed there.
I think that the two publications complement each other.
The Guide is free to religious ministries, dioceses and spiritual directors, and costs only $10. for lay people.
You can order by calling 914-632-1230 or send an email to [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]
Reminder: if you want it sent in a plain wrapper, SAY SO. I asked for this, but they forgot and I got questions from family members. Or have it sent to a friend or the church office ;).
There are cards to pull out, mainly for the men's communities, and ads, which help pay for the publication. It includes all communities who fill out the questionnaire, and is the most comprehensive guide in the US. It is updated every year. Descriptions include contact info.
It is comprehensive, tho' not always completely up to date. I think that you could call the editor with updates--branches closing, etc, and they would really appreciate it.