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.



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.
  • 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 →

  • Say “No” to Corruption That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption. From an excerpt by Rev.  William Blazek, SJ,  the director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network: [T]he founder of the Jesuits (Saint Ignatius of Loyola) knew that riches, power and pride were all closely interrelated. The … Continue reading The Holy Father’s February 2018 Intentions →