St. Procopius Abbey (Benedictine | Lisle, IL)

Vocation Discernment Retreats

  • July28-20, 2017 - Come and See Retreat
  • October 13-15, 2017 - Come and See Retreat
  • March 29-April 1, 2018- Easter Triduum Retreat

For more retreat information, please visit the website.

Friars Minor Conventual (Saint Bonaventure Province)

Upcoming Vocation Events

  • July 15, 2017 - Summer Vocation Day (at Marytown | Libertyville, IL)
  • October 3-4, 2017 - The Feast of St. Francis
  • October 20-22, 2017 - Come and See Visit
  • December 27-Jan. 1, 2018 - Come and See Visit
  • February 16-18, 2018 - Come and See Visit

Please contact the vocation office to set up a time to meet

Fr. Hans Flondor, OFM Conv

847-367-6316 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, click here.

 

Oblates of the Virgin Mary - Come and See

Come and See Vocation Opportunity

  • April 11-16, 2017 - Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA

For more information on vocation opportunities, please contact Fr. Jeremy OMV: Tel. 617-869-2429 | Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mount Angel Abby (Saint Benedict, OR)

Discernment Retreats

  • July 14-16, 2017
  • October 20-22, 2017

Contact Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B. Tel. 503-845-3123 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit the website for more information.

Conception Abbey (Conception, MO)

Monastic Experience Retreat

  • October 27-29, 2017
  • December 15-17, 2017

Click here for more information and registration or contact Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB at 660-944-2857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hermits of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel (Texas)

Vocations Weekend at Mt. Carmel

  • June 23-25, 2017
  • July 28-30, 2017
  • August 18-20, 2017

Call 325-896-2249 for reservations.

Click here to fill out a retreat application

Dominicans Friars - Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

"Come and See" Discernment Retreat

  • October 20-22, 2017
  • November 10-12, 2017
  • March 2-4, 2018

For more information, contact Fr. Stephen Maria Lopez, O.P.

510-658-8722 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to visit the website.

The Fathers of Mercy

"Come and See" Vocation Visitation Retreats

  • June 9-11, 2017

If you are a man between the ages of 18 and 40 and believe that God may be calling you to pursue a religious vocation, please contact the Vocation Director, Fr. Jospeh Aytona, CPM, to attend a "Come and See" weekend retreat.

207-542-4146 ext. 2 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To learn more, please visit their website.

Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word

Come & See Discernment Retreat

  • June 29-July 2, 2017

If you are discerning a vocation, between the ages of 18-35, and are interested in attending, please fill out the vocation inquiry form.

The Friars of the Sick Poor of Los Angeles

Give Us a Call

If you have a desire to serve as a Friar of the Sick poor, please call or email us.

562-432-4770 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Benedictine Abbey of St. Andrew

Preached Retreats

Spend a weekend on a retreat led by a "retreat master" who offers a series of "conferences" or talks following some kind of theme.

Click here to see the 2017 offerings.

Private Retreats

Private retreats (time at the Abbey without a schedule of "conferences" or talks) are generally available weekdays. Weekends have limited availability and may be on a "wait list" basis only.

Monday-Saturday Night:

$75 per night single; $125 per night for two persons shared ($62.50 per person) includes three meals.

 

For general information, click here.

IRL Blog

Vocation Blog

A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
  • 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 →