Discernment for Men
Discover what you are looking for in life. “You, O God, have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” — Saint Augustine
Men who feel called to the Priesthood often experience persistent thoughts or desires toward Priesthood. These thoughts or desires are placed by God deep in the hearts of men.
These thoughts or desires may not always be clear, however. This is where prayer and the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation, are of utmost importance. We need prayer and the sacraments in order to assist us in the endeavor to hear God’s call more clearly.
It is also very important to talk with someone who is well versed in these matters of the heart and God’s unique call to each individual. A Priest, whose love for and fidelity to the Church are apparent, can be an invaluable guide in your discernment. The Diocesan Vocation Director is just such a Priest. He is one who deals with these matters daily and who is entrusted by the Bishop to assist men in discerning the Priesthood.