The Discernment Process
Discernment is the process of gaining knowledge about any decision. We often think of discernment as thinking about being a priest, brother, or sister, but it’s a process for any decision in life.
How do we discern something? By listening to God’s voice! The Lord is the one who knows what is best for us, what He longs for us to do. So by listening to His Voice we are able to take steps forward in faith: in our daily life, in pursuing a vocation, in living a life of holiness.
Below are some categories with more information on discerning the specific “Big Four Vocations.”
If there are any specific questions you have, contact us and we’ll try to help!
Prayers for you!
Are you open to the possibility of a call to the diocesan priesthood or to join a religious order as a priest or a brother? Visit this section for more information!
Are you open to the possibility of becoming a religious sister? What’s a charism? How do you decide God’s call between different orders? Visit this section for more information!
The Vocation of Marriage is the most common vocation–and the one least discerned! Visit this page for more resources for dating, engaged, and married life!
Events for Guys
Events for Ladies
When You Know, You Know
90% of marriage is made of the mundane everyday stuff of life – and that mundane, everyday stuff is 100% better when I do it alongside him.
Living Marriage as a Sacrament
by Liz Miller As newlyweds living in the joy of our new vocation marriage in Christ meant praying together daily and growing together in faith. As the years go on the relationship between the three of us (my husband, myself, and God) has become so much more. While we depend on each other, we depend […]
Discerning and Dating
by Matthew Maxwell
God isn’t wishy-washy and He doesn’t change His mind. He intentionally calls and we have to be humble enough to open ourselves up and listen to where He is leading.
FAQs about Seminary Life
Here are some of our frequently asked questions by parents whose sons are interested in applying to seminary.