Discernment Resource Links

The following are links to national organizations which can assist you in learning more about religious life.

Abundant Hope Video Series: Spark a conversation about religious life using this video series of over 70 newer entrants and senior professed members talking about their lived experiences of intergenerational and intercultural vowed communal life. Sr. Donna Marie, SS.C.M. is featured in one of the videos!

Fifty Fun Facts about Religious Life Handout prepared from the 2020 NRVC/CARA Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life. Share these fun facts as elevator signs, dining-room-table tents, in newsletters, faith-formation classes, school and bulletin announcements, social media posts, card inserts, and on meeting agendas to increase awareness of vocations to religious life.

A Nun’s Life Ministry: An online faith community where you can talk with Catholic sisters about topics such as spirituality, prayer, community, and ministry.

Vocation Discerners Facebook Group

Global Sisters Report: An independent, non-profit source of news and information about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve.

Guide to Religious Ministries

National Religious Vocation Conference

On-line store to purchase resources 

Professional Research about newer members  

You-Tube Videos about Religious Life 

National Vocation Awareness Week  

World Day for Consecrated Life resources

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 

Vision Vocation Network: Helpful articles on vocation discernment.

Community Match Survey: Online survey to match you with prospective communities.

Free Apps for Phone and/or tablets:

IBreviary: A portable Breviary and Missal providing Liturgy of the Hours, Daily Readings, Prayers and Rites. You can use the audio to give a sense that you are praying with the whole church.

Pray as You Go is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives designed to help you pray whenever you have time, but particularly while traveling to and from work/school. It offers guided meditation lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, combining music, scripture and some questions for reflection.