In his prayer intention for May, Pope Francis asks us to pray for men and women religious, and seminarians.

How does one discern a genuine call to religious life as a priest or brother? Those considering a vocation to religious life have asked, “How will I know?” It comes with many other important questions such as, “What is God’s will for me?” “How do I find happiness and fulfillment in my life?” “How will I know God is calling me to live religious life?”

How does one discern a genuine call to religious life as a priest or brother? Those considering a vocation to religious life have asked, “How will I know?” It comes with many other important questions such as, “What is God’s will for me?” “How do I find happiness and fulfillment in my life?” “How will I know God is calling me to live religious life?”

Called To Serve?

Here are some resources to help you on your journey to find out.

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Discernment Guide

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Discernment Checklist

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Discerning a Vincentian Vocation

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Who Are The Men

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Leo Tiburcio

“I want to share God’s love and mercy with marginalized people.”

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Erik Sanchez

“I realized that helping people, celebrating the sacraments, and announcing God’s love and peace to others is what I wanted to do since I was a child in my country.”

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Luis Romero

“I am attracted by the mission of the Congregation to serve Christ in the poor. It helps me to meet people where they are at and accompany those in most need.”

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Answering The Call.

Learn about Seminary Formation

Vincentian formation offers opportunities for the development of the whole person: human, spiritual, intellectual, pastoral, and communal. It promotes readiness for mission, following the words of Jesus, as lived in the charism of our Founder, St. Vincent de Paul: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.” (Lk. 4:18)