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Am I Called to Become a Priest?
What is a Vocation?
A vocation is a call from God who created you to share intimately in his inner life of love. You are called to perfect love in union with God for all eternity. You live out this call by making a total self-gift of yourself in love. As you take up your cross and follow Christ, you lay down your life for him in love.
Steps for Discernment
After you understand that God has a call for your life the next question always is how do I find out what God is calling me to be? Follow these steps for discernment as the quickest and surest way to find out. READ MORE
Quick Discernment Tool
Check out this quick discernment tool. Read these statements to yourself, take them to prayer, then act on what you know is right. God knows, you may be called to the priesthood! CLICK HERE
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Prayer to Know My Vocation
My Lord and my God, you are Love itself, the source of all love and goodness. Out of love you created me to know you, to love you, and to serve you in a unique way, as no one else can. I believe that you have a plan for my life, that you have a mission in your Kingdom reserved for me alone. Your plan and your mission are far better than any other I might choose: they will glorify you, fulfill the desires of my heart, and bring salvation to those souls who are depending on my generous response.
Lord grant me the light of grace I need to see the next step in Your plan; grant me the generosity necessary to follow your call; and grant me the courage required to take up my cross and to follow you.
Show me your will, O gentle and eternal God, and help me to say with Mary, “I am the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” Let me say with Jesus, “Let not my will be done, but yours.” Amen.