Vocational Insight for Men

Is God calling me to be a priest? How can I know for sure? What’s the best way to make a discovery like this?

As you contemplate what to do with your life, be confident that God has a specific plan for you, and that you can discover it through prayer. This article provides some practical ideas for praying about your vocation.

What is prayer in the first place?  If you’ve taken your faith seriously, you know that praying isn’t as simple as saying a couple of Our Fathers and Hail Marys in a church pew. While that is a good beginning, prayer requires more than just reciting words. Authentic prayer goes much deeper.  As St. John Vianney wrote in his Little Catechism, “Prayer is nothing else than union with God. In this intimate union, God and the soul are like two pieces of wax molded into one.”

Finish the rest of the article in the Diocese of Arlington’s monthly Discernment E-Newsletter online here.

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