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Vocation Resources

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We hope this page can help you narrow in on the horizon in your vocational discernment. You will find many links to external websites about vocation and many links to religious communities in the area. If you are the vocations director of a religious community and want to feature a link to your page, please email us your information.

A comprehensive resource, the Catholic Religious Vocations Network, can be found at the VISION website. There is also a comprehensive Guide to Religious Ministires for Men and Women at

See also:

-National Religious Vocation Conference

-Catholic Volunteer Network

-National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors : Jesuit Vocation- "The Journey to a Great Life"

For young adults who are considering a vocation - ordained, religious, or lay - there is a fantastic retreat one may attend called Catholics On Call.

This is the website for those interested in a vocation the in Archdiocese of Boston.

The Ignatius Press has a comprehensive and helpful document to understand the importance of the role and vocation of Lay Men and Women in the Church, please click here.


~ Prayer for Vocations ~

LORD of the Harvest,

BLESS young people with the gift of courage

to respond to your call. Open their hearts 

to great ideals, to great things.

INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love 

and giving -- for vocations blossom in the

good soil of faithful people.

INSTILL those in religious life, parish

ministries, and families with the confidence

and grace to invite others to embrace

the bold and noble path of a life

consecrated to you.

UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and 

sacrament, so that we may cooperate

with you in building your reign of mercy

and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.


-- Pope Francis

Adapted from the Message on the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations




Other Spiritual and Religious Resources

Busted Halo - An online magazine for spiritual seekers. Provides news and education from a faith-based perspective.

The Jesuit Post - "this site is about Jesus, politics, and pop-culture, it’s about the Catholic Church, sports, and Socrates.  It’s about making the case for God (better: letting God make the case for Himself) in our secular age." - A blog about a woman's journey of discerning a vocation.

Ignatian Society at Boston College - For students at BC who went to a Jesuit high school.

Ignatian Spirituality Resources - Information on the origin and nature of Ignatian Spirituality

For Future Jesuits - Information on the Loyola House at Boston College

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