Another site maintained by the Institute on Religious Life, offering information on the cloistered/contemplative life in general and on particular men's and women's communities.
A great site by the Institute on Religious Life about this particular calling, with answers to questions such as What is a brother? Why become a brother? What is the difference between a brother and a priest? Why aren’t all brothers priests? This site also has a page of links to communities of religious brothers.
Keep up-to-date with the latest happenings among the IRL's 190 affiliated communities and colleges, and recent news in the consecrated life. Anne Tschanz writes about inspiring vocation stories, news from the Holy Father about religious life and events you need to know about! Guest bloggers invited.
Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious. Represents many women's communities in the United States who live according to the mandate of the Catholic Church.
"The Mission of Imagine Sisters is to inspire and support vocations to Catholic women’s religious life. Our hope is to help the world meet sisters on fire for their faith. Through online resources and media, Imagine Sisters works to ignite the conversation of vocational discernment."
Find out how you can raise vocation awareness in your parish, school or diocese. Information packet available. Regional locations available for Weekend HERE I AM LORD Vocation and Discipleship Conferences for Teens and Young Adults.
Consecrated virgins are consecrated by their bishop, and live in the world for the sake of Christ alone.
Educational Debt Assistance
Assists men and women to follow God's call to service in the Church through a life of consecration. They operate the St. Joseph Student Debt Relief Grant Program for religious life. The grants issued through this program eliminate the delay many young people encounter as they struggle to pay off their student debts before they can enter religious life. A grant pays a person's student loan payments while they are in formation for religious life.
Works with each Aspirant (discerner) to ensure all personal means are utilized to mitigate the loan amount (consolidation, asset review, financial counseling, full-time employment, etc.)
* Trains each Aspirant in Biblically based philanthropy
* Forms a semi-annual 'Class' of Aspirants
* Mentors each Aspirant while building a unified team as each Aspirant works toward the collective goal
* Equips each Aspirant with an online fundraising platform for real time donation processing, reporting, assessment of goals, and class interaction
* Facilitates ongoing communication and updates between Aspirants and donors after formation entrance
* Manages Aspirant quarterly loan payments while they are in formation
* Completes loan payoff at ordination or vows
General Catholic sites
Large collection Catholic books, videos, and CD's.
Large collection of Catholic CDs, DVDs, tapes and videos.
Great apologetics site. Answers to challenges to the Catholic faith, both ancient and new.
Eternal Word Television Network, founded by Mother Angelica, and the National Catholic Register. A leader in Catholic information.
An international lay apostolate that supports, defends, and advances the efforts of the Teaching Church.
Not-for-profit Catholic publisher serving the Church since 1912. Publisher of Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, Take Out: Family Faith on the Go, The Catholic Answer, The Priest, My Daily Visitor, Grace In Action; and publisher and marketer of over 500 products including books, tapes, software, and education materials.
The purpose of this organization, an outreach of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is the sanctification of persons, families and parish communities through growth in deeper prayer before our Eucharistic Lord.
An association of clergy which emphasizes Catholic teaching on pro-life topics. Training and resources for priests and the entire pro-life movement.
Books, prayer cards and audio albums, many by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., its founder.
Promotes adoration and belief in Christ's Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist, with articles by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., its founder. Also a downloadable Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Manual.
The Fr. Hardon Media Apostolate exists to promote the Catholic use of all of the media of social communications such as the printed word, television, radio, cinema, and the Internet. Many Church documents and practical articles.
Excellent searchable text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Upbeat site with catechetical and apologetics resources for RCIA, adult faith formation, and teens.
Devoted entirely to the life and spirituality of St. Pio of Pietrelcina. Good prayers of St. Pio.
Official website of the Holy See, Vatican City.
Helping religious communities promote their charism and community on the internet. Vocation Promotion has provided services for many IRL Affiliates.
Very extensive site — learn a lot about homeschooling. Includes free curricula material.
Founded by Mary Kay Clark, author of Catholic Home Schooling, A Study Guide for Parents.
Traditional liberal arts for Catholic home educators. Uses live audio and text conferencing.