Are You Being Called?
It is God who plants the seed of vocation in the heart of each of us, but he relies on our witness, support, and encouragement shown to one another to bring the seed to fruition.
The Church must also be involved in the discernment process. Listen to what other people see in you. Your bishop is the one who will ultimately decide who is and who is not called to a vocation in the diocese. He is assisted by the vocations office and the seminary staff.
The Church must also be involved in the discernment process. Listen to what other people see in you.
All Catholics by their baptism belong to the common priesthood of the faithful. However, some men are called by Christ to an ordained priesthood.
Consecrated women religious by their lives witness the joy of eternal union with God. Freed from earthly cares, they more fully manifest the Kingdom of God to all Christians.
As a student attending seminary, theological college, or divinity school one is called a seminarian. These English words are taken from the Latin seminarium, translated as seed-bed.