• 2018 National Meeting - Sat 4/7

    The Faith is for the young!

  • 2018 National Meeting - Sat 4/7

    The young people enjoy the challenging speakers!

  • 2018 National Meeting - Fri 4/6

    IRL President, The Most Reverend, Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA

    offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for Easter Friday

  • 2018 National Meeting - Sat 4/7

    Sister Clare Mathiass, C.F.R. speaks on "Discerning Religious Life"

  • 2018 National Meeting - Sat 4/7

    Mrs. Mary Hallan FioRito speaks on "Caryll Houselander: Artist and Mystic"

  • 2018 National Meeting - Sat 4/7

    IRL National Director Rev. Thomas Nelson, O.Praem.

    presents the Pro Fidelitate et Virtute award to Rev. Joseph D. Fessio, S.J.

  • 2018 National Meeting - Sat 4/7

    Dr. Ulrich Lehner of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI speaks on his book,

    God is NOT Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For

     

  • 2018 National Meeting - Sat 4/7

    Rev. Cassian Folsom, O.S.B. of the Monastero di San Bendetto in Norcia, Italy

    speaks on "Walking in the Footsteps of Saint Benedict Today"

  • 2018 National Meeting - Sat 4/7

    Rev. Prior Peter Funk, O.S.B. of the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago, IL

    discusses "Sacred Music & the Restoration of the Sacred"

  • 2018 National Meeting - Fri 4/6

    Right Reverend Abbott Austin Murphy, O.S.B. of St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, IL

    delivers the Keynote Address "Religious Life: The Heart of the Church"

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IRL Blog

Vocation Blog

A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
  • The IRL is very delighted to welcome a new affiliate: The Dominicans Nuns of Our Lady of Mount Thabor Monastery in Ortonville, Michigan (Archdiocese of Detroit).  The contemplative community lives the joy-filled monastic life of prayer, work, silence, and study… all for the sanctification of souls! The foundation of the Monastery began in 1969 when … Continue reading New Affiliate: The Dominican Nuns of Our Lady of Mt. Thabor Monastery in Ortonville, Michigan →

  • It was with great joy and gratitude that the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus learned in January that their foundress, Mother Clelia Merloni, will be beatified, after a miracle attributed to her intercession was approved by the Vatican. The date for the beatification has not been set yet but it will take place  … Continue reading Mother Clelia Merloni, Foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, To Be Beatified! →

  • Formation in Spiritual Discernment That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels. From a reflection by Rev. William Blazek, S.J.,  the director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network:: Do I pause to reflect, meditate and ask the Lord to guide me in the major … Continue reading The Holy Father’s March 2018 Intentions →