Fr. Hardon Meditations

Vocation Articles & Reflections

The articles linked below are intended to help the discerning person along the path of learning God's will for his or her vocation, which includes readings to heighten one's spiritual walk in order to become more sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Father Hardon's Reflections on Religious & Priestly Vocations

Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., founded the IRL in 1974. The articles below can be purchased from the IRL in a handy booklet form under the title, Come & See.

This website features Father's meditations in audio or print form. Click here to listen.

To read, click below on the title.

What Is a Religious Vocation?
The Eucharist and Vocations
The Apostolate of Suffering
The Catholic Family and Vocations
What Is a Catholic Priest?
Mary, Mother of Vocations
St. Joseph, Patron of Dedicated Souls
Vocations and Prayer
Vocations and the Commitment Crisis
Religious Education and Vocations
Sacrifice and Vocations
Confession and Vocations   
 
Other Helpful Reflections
Three Calls From God
Common Objections
Vocations and Debt

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  • While in Krakow I read George Weigel’s book on the city entitled City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II’s Krakow.  I cannot think of a more fitting title about a city that has the ethos of sanctity emanating from its streets. Like a fountain, waters of sanctity and history flow from Wawel Hill … Continue reading Krakow: A City of Saints →

  • One of the little talked about issues surrounding religious vocations is the impact it can have on the parents of a young man or women entering religious life. The process of discernment can be challenging enough but  it is often complicated by the reaction of the parents. Even in the most supportive of families, the … Continue reading Parents of Vocations Forum →

  • This post, helpful for everyone in the process of discernment, comes from Conception Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery  in Conception, MO . For the complete blog post, visit:  https://www.conceptionabbey.org/discernment-fears/ 5 Common Fears with Discerning your Vocation Many men and women who are discerning a religious vocation hesitate in taking the next step because they are restrained by … Continue reading 5 Common Fears As You Discern Your Vocation →