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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  • When I lived in Washington D.C. there was a group of nuns that accomplished everything. They were the hardest working people in the city. I once asked them how do they find the time to accomplish all of their work and still find time for other things. Their simple answer was prayer. Taking the time … Continue reading Models for Living: Prayer and Work →

  • Saint Paul in his epistle to the Hebrews writes that the Christian virtue of “Hope” is set before us as “an anchor of the soul, sure and firm.” (cf. Heb 6:19) The anchor of a ship is that substantial piece of equipment that when thrown down, grabs hold of the solid sea bed below.  The … Continue reading “The one who has Hope lives differently” says Pope Benedict XVI →