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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A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
  • “Preach the Gospel as you go for the streets!” ―Poor Friars Motto There is a new community in the diocese of Houma/Thibodaux in Louisiana whose members can be seen hitchhiking around the highways and byways of the diocese. The Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary, also known as the Poor Friars, were … Continue reading Little Friars and Little Nuns of Jesus and Mary →

  • Two Sisters from the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles came from opposite coasts for a recent Come & See weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Sr. Elizabeth Therese, O.C.D., and Sr. Catherine Marie, O.C.D., live in Alhambra, CA, and Miami, FL, respectively, but have their roots in Minnesota. God’s call is … Continue reading God knows No Boundaries: Finding a Vocation With the Carmelites in California →

  • Christians in Asia That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions. For more information, visit the Apostleship of Prayer.