Vocation And Discernment
"Lord give me, always the grace to see you with the heart of a disciple in the daily events of my life ready to listen and to love".
Blessed Francisco Maria Greco Founder of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts
Is God is calling you to the consecrated life? If so, we invite you to “Come, Taste, and See” God’s sweetness here with us. You have many questions, and we will help provide the answers!
Ask yourself these questions
- Do I recognize God's voice in my life?
- How do I seek God in my everyday life now?
- What do I desire for my life?
- What are my hopes, fears and needs?
- Do I know what my purpose in life is? What do I have passion for?
- Do the needs of the world concern me? How do I think I can help?
- What kind of clues has God given me as to the life I am called to live?
- Am I able to be happy with others and when I am alone?
- Do I know my gifts, interests, talents, limitations, likes and dislikes?
- What would I bring to community and ministry?
- Do I see myself as serving others? If so, How?
- Who has God been for me in my past and what is God like for me now?
- Do I have healthy relationships?
- Do I currently seek opportunities to be of service to others?
Ask the Holy Spirit and the Sacred Hearts for guidance and learn to listen to God in prayer. Begin to develop a life of regular prayer. You may even desire to have a mentor or spiritual guide to journey with you in your discernment process. You may seek out prayer groups or support through liturgical prayer.
Seek to create balance in your life. God speaks to us in our everyday lives so it is healthy to have time for friends, prayer, service, quiet reflection, leisure, and times of social events. Seek relevant books on the subject and surf the internet for helpful resources to help you with discernment.
Contact a congregation whose spirituality, ministries, and community and prayer life attract you. You may also set up a time for a short visit, meet particular members or have an informal interview with the Vocation Director.