To quote Ursula the sea witch, “Life’s full of tough choices, innit?” A few thoughts for the discerner and those supporting them.
Some parents object when their son declares an interest in a vocation. There are lots of reasons given, but I suspect that the root of the problem is lack of … Continue reading
A brief reflection on this World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Letting Go When you look back, parenting feels like a long series of letting go of your child. The first day of school is a day of pride and tears for … Continue reading
Many seminaries offer “Come and See” weekend retreats for discerners. If you think God is calling you, answer the call by getting involved.
A couple of weeks back Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble linked to this video on her blog. It’s a nice peek into life in the seminary and well worth your eight … Continue reading
Now it’s Evan’s turn to share his story…and how avoiding work is part of his vocation story…
Noted Jesuit Fr. James Martin published a piece on CNN.COM this week called “Confessions of a Catholic Priest.” In it, he makes a couple of interesting points. First of all, … Continue reading
Can making a choice and limiting your options ever make you happier?
Our goal is (or should be) to live as God would have us live…but how do you find out exactly what God has in mind for you?
This weekend, as Evan and his brother novice Paolo are representing the seminary at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, it seemed appropriate to share the prayer service he wrote for the discernment weekend last month.
A funny thing happened on the way on the way to our usual lives…Pope Francis inspired us.
“Vocation” is just a fancy word for job, right? Or is it something deeper?