Discernment is the process by which you discover God’s will. The process enables you to distinguish between movements coming from God and impulses that are not from God. Young adults discern a call to be single, married, priest or religious. Discernment also involves discovering a call to diocesan priesthood, or a particular religious community.
As you discern your particular vocation, we are attempting to make available information that might aide you in this holy endeavor. The information in the sections that follow may enable you to understand more clearly the movements that are particular to you.
To be the person God is calling you to be will bring you fulfillment and ultimate joy. We need not to be afraid of walking away from that which the world attempts to tell us will bring happiness, and walk instead with Christ. His invitation to "come and follow me," is an invitation for us to grow in holiness. It is our CALL to eternal life.
In order to grow in your spiritual life, it is recommended that you have a spiritual director (See Spiritual Direction) . A spiritual director can help guide you in the discernment process. A spiritual director does not give advice; rather he or she listens, affirms and challenges. He or she gives feedback on what is shared about your relationship with God, with others, your work ministry, and discernment.