Organizations

Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network

The mission of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) is to encourage Christians to make a daily offering of themselves to the Lord for the coming of God's Kingdom and for the Holy Father's intentions. Since 1844, their mission has been to help Christians live out their desire to serve God with their whole lives and their whole selves. Nourishing this spiritual program is the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

Institute of Catholic Culture

The Institute of Catholic Culture is an adult catechetical organization, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and dedicated to the Church’s call for a new evangelization. The Institute seeks to fulfill its mission by offering educational programs structured upon the classical liberal arts and by offering opportunities in which authentic Catholic culture is experienced and lived.

Magdala Apostolate - The Magdala Apostolate is an outreach project of the Institute of Catholic Culture and is dedicated to providing sound doctrinal formation—both initial and ongoing—for women religious and novices, in accord with the Church’s call for a new evangelization. Each term, we offer semester-long courses in the faith to any religious sister or community who applies.

 

Colleges

A good formation in Catholic spirituality, with helpful chaplains and teachers, are important tools in discerning your vocation as you obtain a college degree. Check out these IRL-affiliated Catholic colleges. Check back as we expand the list of college Affiliates.


Christendom College
Front Royal, VA

Northeast Catholic College 
Warner, NH

Thomas Aquinas College
Santa Paula, CA

Benedictine College
Atchison, KS

Holy Apostles College & Seminary
Cromwell, CT

IRL Blog

Vocation Blog

A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
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