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Discerning Men

 

The purpose of this site is to provide answers to questions about the priesthood and/or consecrated life and to help you on the journey to discern your own vocation. Our goal is to provide you with the information, support and encouragement you need to continue your journey. Here you will find resources to help you to take that next step in responding to the call of Christ. We believe you will see that life as a priest or brother is not only rewarding, but fun and exciting too. May God bless you as you search for His holy will.

In 2 Minutes: How Should I Discern the Priesthood?

Watch Fr. Robert Barron provide a succinct guide on discerning the priesthood with four helpful points.
 

Prayer and Discernment Resources

To serve the Church as a priest or a religious is indeed a humbling honor which no one merits but which Our Lord chooses for us.  We must therefore pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send laborers into His vineyard, and we should always pray for vocations to serve the Church in the priesthood and the religious life.  These are prayers and resources to assist those discerning their vocation.
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Vocation Directors Near You

Find a Diocesan Vocation Director

This link will help you to find a Diocesan Vocation Director near you.  A Vocation Director can provide insightful, honest, and compassionate answers as you consider the priesthood. They will help guide you on your journey of discernment of a priestly calling.

Find a Religious Vocation Director

A religious priest or brother commits himself to Christ and the Christian community by the Evangelical Counsels, or vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. This consecrated life is expressed in various forms: Eremitic Life, Religious Life, Secular Institutes, and Societies of Apostolic Life.  Each form is described by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and we have provided a link, where possible, that will help you learn more about the various forms of Consecrated Life and be in contact with those that interest you.

More Information on the Forms of Consecrated Life



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