Share the Mission

Please consider supporting the IRL by becoming a member and sharing in the mission to proclaim and to explain to the world the true nature and essential value of Consecrated/Religious Life as a radical following of Jesus Christ and its vital importance for the welfare of the Church and the salvation of souls.

By becoming a member, you demonstrate your life for religious life and provide greatly appreciated support and encouragement to religious communities that are living their charism with joy and fidelity across our land and beyond.

Become a Member/Renew Your Membership

All members of the IRL receive all six issues of Religious Life magazine per year, notices of IRL National and Regional meetings, and are remembered in prayer and at Masses assisted by the IRL staff.  Members also collectively benefit from the grateful prayers and sacrifices of our Affiliate communities.

Become a member using your credit card online by clicking the appropriate Membership button below.

  • Associate membership: $30.00 per year.
  • Associate membership outside the U.S.: $35.00 per year.
  • Sustaining membership: $50 or more per year (In addition to all the benefits of Associate memberships, these members receive occasional samples of new IRL publications, e.g. holy cards and leaflets, etc.)
  • Circle of Support membership: Enroll to offer a monthly sacrificial gift, in whatever amount you wish, to be charged monthly by credit or debit card or to be paid by check.  Please call the IRL office at 847-573-8975 (9am to 5pm CST) or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Become an Affiliate

Religious communities are invited to apply for Affiliate Membership.  Applications are reviewed and voted upon during our quarterly Board/Executive Committee meetings.  The application requires a letter of support from your local bishop.  Please contact the IRL to receive the simple application.


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