The Win/Win of Entering Seminary/Religious Life

The beautiful thing about discerning is that it’s a process.  You are constantly praying and walking with your formator/superior and spiritual director to determine what God is calling you to.  Because of that, entering seminary or religious formation isn’t signing on the dotted line saying you’re committing forever.  There’s no small print.  If at any … More The Win/Win of Entering Seminary/Religious Life

Discerning how to Discern

Catholics love Catholic words. We often utilize words like “Thomism” and “Canonical” without fully grasping their meaning. The Church faces greater challenges than loose vocabulary, but these Catholic buzzwords do create some fascinating problems. One such problematic word is “Discernment.” It is a rich word, full of meaning. However, since every serious Catholic has to … More Discerning how to Discern