• Dominican Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary

    Summit, NJ

  • Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen

    Hankinson, ND

  • Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ

    Prayer Town, Texas

  • Poor Clare Nuns

     Santa Barbara, CA.

  • Benedictine Abbey of St. Andrew

    Valyermo, CA

  • Carmelite Nuns of the Ancient Observance

    Wahpeton, ND.

  • Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception

    Santa Paula, CA

  • Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

    Sylmar, CA

  • Visitation Monastery of Tyringham

    Tyringham, MA

  • Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver

    Saint Paul, MN

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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 →