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

This resource provides guidance for ordinary men on discerning a call to the priesthood. 

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.

More Information on the Forms of Consecrated Life

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