Organizations

Apostolates

Apostleship of Prayer

The mission of the 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.

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.
  • We have just celebrated the Feast Day of St. Jane Frances de Chantal on Saturday, so it is wonderful to learn of the recent election results from the Assembly of the First Federation of the Order of the Visitation held  on July 26-28, 2017. Meeting at the Visitation Monastery in Rockville, Virginia, the Assembly participants … Continue reading First Federation of the Visitation Order Elect New President & Council →

  • The major religious orders of the first millennium of the Church were monastics. They sought stability outside the false order of the city. Hence, they did not live in cities. But mendicant orders did. They sought to transform the order of the city into the order of Christ, something they witnessed to in radical poverty … Continue reading St. Dominic and the Salvation of the City →

  • Right after the announcement of his resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI reflected on the role of Peter at the Transfiguration. The lesson of the Transfiguration is the primacy of prayer and communion, the center of all activity. All this comes prior to activity. Contemplative religious are witnesses to this hierarchy. On this Feast of the … Continue reading Feast of the Transfiguration: The Primacy of Prayer →