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Discernment 180

Discernment 180

What is discernment 180? Discernment 180 is a six-month guide to help you discern priesthood or the consecrated life. Somewhat like Exodus 90, Magnify 90, and similar programs, it outlines a rule of life and provides meditations for daily prayer to facilitate...

What is Discernment?

What is Discernment?

Vocational discernment is the diligent pursuit of knowing whether God is calling you to the priesthood, to consecrated life, or to marriage. The process of vocational discernment can be summarized in three steps: Learn the basics Take a step Follow God's direction...

Scriptures for Discernment

Scriptures for Discernment

Discipleship: Call and Response Old Testament Gen 12:1-9 The Call of Abram: Leave your country and family to come Gen 22:1-19 Faith to obey God: Abraham is commanded to offer Isaac Gen 37-50 God orchestrates our lives to bring us to our vocation: The Story of Joseph...

Books on Discernment

Books on Discernment

Fr. Brett A. Brannen To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood is the definitive guide for men considering the priesthood. Using powerful and entertaining stories, the book explains in down-to-earth language how to carefully...

Take the Discernment Self-Test

Grade yourself on 20 short questions. See if you might have a priestly vocation!