Fr. Hardon Meditations

Vocation Articles & Reflections

The articles linked below are intended to help the discerning person along the path of learning God's will for his or her vocation, which includes readings to heighten one's spiritual walk in order to become more sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Father Hardon's Reflections on Religious & Priestly Vocations

Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., founded the IRL in 1974. The articles below can be purchased from the IRL in a handy booklet form under the title, Come & See.

This website features Father's meditations in audio or print form. Click here to listen.

To read, click below on the title.

What Is a Religious Vocation?
The Eucharist and Vocations
The Apostolate of Suffering
The Catholic Family and Vocations
What Is a Catholic Priest?
Mary, Mother of Vocations
St. Joseph, Patron of Dedicated Souls
Vocations and Prayer
Vocations and the Commitment Crisis
Religious Education and Vocations
Sacrifice and Vocations
Confession and Vocations   
 
Other Helpful Reflections
Three Calls From God
Common Objections
Vocations and Debt

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  • St. Bernard of Clairvaux inspired many vocations to the newly founded Cistercian Order. Famously, he managed to bring his uncle, his brothers, and a group of young nobleman to the same vocation. He even convinced his sister to leave her husband and become a nun. His charisma transformed Europe in the 12th Century. Benedictine Jean … Continue reading St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Promoter of the Religious Life Par Excellence →

  • Many people have a vocation to the religious life but simply do not know that the religious life exists or what it is. I find that many of my students never heard of the religious life. They think that everyone gets married with the exception of the parish priest, and once they learn that it … Continue reading A Moment of Catechesis →

  • The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a clerical society of apostolic life of pontifical right (a community of Roman Catholic priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the world) has been invited to take on a new apostolate in Archdiocese of Baltimore. They have been entrusted … Continue reading Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Take on New Apostolate →