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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