These pages should help you in your discernment process and allow you to prayerfully consider your path. You may ask, what is discernment.
Discernment is the process by which you discover God’s will and plan for you. You may discern a call to the single, married, priestly, or religious life. Discernment is the way in which you come to understand how the Lord is calling and inviting you to serve Him. It enables you to distinguish God’s call from your own yearnings, the voices of your parents and friends and the distractions of today’s world.
Discernment is more than just a skill or one-time process. It is an ongoing personal and spiritual journey that allows you to discern rightly for all matters — whether they be of a spiritual or material nature. Through prayer, experience, and a strong dedication to one’s spiritual life, discernment emerges as a gift from God, leading us in the right direction.