Fr. John A. Hardon - Come & See: Vocation Meditations

What Is a Religious Vocation?


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The Eucharist and Vocations


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The Apostolate of Suffering


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The Catholic Family and Vocations


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What Is a Catholic Priest?


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Mary Mother of Vocations


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St. Joseph, Patron of Dedicated Souls


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Vocations and Prayer


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Vocations and the Commitment Crisis


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Religious Education and Vocations


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Sacrifice and Vocations


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  • St. Thomas More is a model of prudent discernment. In his early life, he seriously considered the priesthood. After he became a lawyer, he discerned becoming a Carthusian, living near the London Charterhouse to join the monks in their spiritual exercises. But More discerned not to become a religious. This was not out fear or … Continue reading St. Thomas More and Discernment →

  • Now some insights into Aloysius’ spirituality. To the one virtue which the Church has chosen, and on account of which has chosen him ‘the universal patron of youth’, was his chastity. All the evidence we have indicates that he had very strong sexual passions. We know that from his own writing; we know that from … Continue reading The Spirituality of St. Aloysius Gonzaga by Rev. John A. Hardon, SJ →

  • In the history of monasticism, Saint Romuald and the Camaldolese appear as a bridge between the Desert Fathers’ eremitic tradition and the Benedictine monastic way of life. A precursor to the Carthusians, Romuald battled abuses and laxity in the Church, reforming existing monasteries and establishing new ones faithful to the Rule of St. Benedict.  A … Continue reading Saint Romuald: Solitary to the Solitaries →