Marriage and the Clerical state

The discipline of the Church From the earliest days of the Church’s existence, God has called both single and married men to His Sacred Ministry. We know from Scripture that Our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, visited the house of Simon-Peter’s mother-in-law [cf Mtt 8:14, Lk 4:38-39] and tradition suggests that others of the Apostles were also…

What is discernment?

Throughout the ages, God has called men and women individually and collectively to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him through serving each other. Now, He is calling you… “Consider the eternal love which God had for you. Already before our Lord Jesus Christ, as man suffered for you on the Cross, His…

What is a vocation?

If you are looking for a simple definition of a vocation, the literal meaning of the word is a “call.” But a vocation is more than an ordinary call. A vocation is a call from God, and anyone who has felt God’s call knows that the process is anything but simple. While most people think…

Writing your Faith Story

After “first contact” the initial key stage of vocational discernment within the Communion is the prospective candidate’s Faith Story. A person’s Faith Story, sometimes called a “testimony” is a description of their spiritual journey, how they came to faith and how their relationship with God has developed through their life to where they are now….