• Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne

    Hawthorne, NY

  • Maronite Monks of Adoration

    Petersham, MA

  • Carmelite Nuns of Port Tobacco

    La Plata, MD

  • Carmelite Nuns of Terre Haute

    Terre Haute, IN

  • Benedictine Nuns - Abbey of St. Walburga

    Virginia Dale, CO

  • Discalced Carmel of Cristo Rey

    San Francisco, California

  • Abbey of the Genesee

    Piffard, NY

  • Poor Clare Nuns

    Belleville, Illinois

  • Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George

    Alton, IL

  • Order of Friars Minor Conventual, St. Bonaventure Province

    Chicago, IL

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IRL Blog

Vocation Blog

A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
  • We have just celebrated the Feast Day of St. Jane Frances de Chantal on Saturday, so it is wonderful to learn of the recent election results from the Assembly of the First Federation of the Order of the Visitation held  on July 26-28, 2017. Meeting at the Visitation Monastery in Rockville, Virginia, the Assembly participants … Continue reading First Federation of the Visitation Order Elect New President & Council →

  • The major religious orders of the first millennium of the Church were monastics. They sought stability outside the false order of the city. Hence, they did not live in cities. But mendicant orders did. They sought to transform the order of the city into the order of Christ, something they witnessed to in radical poverty … Continue reading St. Dominic and the Salvation of the City →

  • Right after the announcement of his resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI reflected on the role of Peter at the Transfiguration. The lesson of the Transfiguration is the primacy of prayer and communion, the center of all activity. All this comes prior to activity. Contemplative religious are witnesses to this hierarchy. On this Feast of the … Continue reading Feast of the Transfiguration: The Primacy of Prayer →