2018 IRL National Meeting

Announcing the Theme and the Dates for the 2018 IRL National Meeting!

"Religious Life: Ever Ancient, Ever Beautiful..."


To be held Divine Mercy Weekend (Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8) at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL.

And this year's honoree for the Pro Fidelitate et Virtute award is: Rev. Joseph Fessio, S.J.!

Please make plans to join us, and check back again for further details on speakers and topics...

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