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Website Review: Institute on Religious Life (IRL)

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The Institute on Religious Life (IRL) "promotes and supports the growth, development, and renewal of the consecrated life—particularly vowed religious life—as a gift to the Church and an evangelical witness to the world."

This faithful site is loaded with resources for those in religious life, those considering it, and everyone who is interested in learning more about consecrated life. It includes a rich database of articles, documents, and links on related topics.

Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?

First Evaluated: 08/12/1999; Last Updated: 11/27/2011

  1. Fidelity: Excellent
  2. Resources: Excellent
  3. Useability: Excellent


  • Calendar of Events  Resources 
  • Links to documents on the priesthood, consecrated life, vocations and related subjects  Resources 
  • Articles on vocations by IRL founder, Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.  Resources  Example(s)
  • "Is God Calling You?" section  Resources  Example(s)
  • Information on IRL publications  Resources 
  • Selected Men's and Women's Communities  Resources  Example(s)
  • Online bookstore  Resources 



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More Information

Institute on Religious Life
P.O. Box 7500
Libertyville , IL 60048-7500
(847)573-8960 (fax)
[email protected]

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