Discernment Resources

Resources about Discernment

Discerning Hearts Podcasts

National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors

Institute for Priestly Formation


Resources about Consecrated Life

Institute for Religious Life

Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Conference of Major Superiors of Men

United States Conference of Secular Institutes

Vision Vocation Network


Vatican Library Resources

Lumen Gentium, (Light of the Nations) Dogmatic Constitution on the Church on the Authority, Identity, and Mission of the Church; See Chapter VI “Religious”, Second Vatican Council 1964

Perfectae Caritatis, (Perfect Charity) Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life; Pope Paul VI, 1965

Evangelica Testificatio (Evangelical Witness) Apostolic Exhortation on the Renewal of the Religious Life According to the Teaching of the Second Vatican Council; Pope Paul VI, 1971

Redemptionis Donum, (Gift of the Redemption) Apostolic Exhortation to Men & Women Religious on Their Consecration in the Light of the Mystery of the Redemption; Pope John Paul II, 1984

Vita Consecrata, (Consecrated Life)  Post-Syndol Apostolic Exhortation on the Consecrated Life and its Mission in the Church & World; Pope John Paul II, 1996



Resources for Promoting & Supporting Vocations

USCCB Vocation Resources

Laboure Society (helps those who are called to consecrated life with educational debt)