Please join the INSTITUTE ON RELIGIOUS LIFE for our Inaugural Gala on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The evening will begin with Holy Mass at 4:00pm, followed by a cocktail hour, dinner, and entertainment at the Dining Hall on the magnificent Mundelein Seminary grounds.

We will be honoring Mrs. Mary Alice Isaacson (mother of Rev. James Isaacson, SJC and Sr. Marcella, MC), for her tireless advocacy for religious life.

The Institute on Religious Life was founded in 1974 by Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., and other committed laity, bishops, and religious men and women at the request of the Vatican to strengthen religious life in America. The IRL mission has never changed―to promote and support religious life for the welfare of the Church and the salvation of souls. The IRL does this by providing ongoing formation resources for consecrated men and women, especially through the Vita Consecrata Institute held every summer at Christendom College, and by providing vocation resources for young men and women discerning a vocation. To purchase a ticket or make a donation in support of religious life, please visit or call (847) 573 8975.