Salesians of Don Bosco | The Discernment Process

Salesian Vocation Discernment


Spend a few moments each day in thoughtful conversation with the Lord. Ask the Lord, "Lord, what do you want me to do with my life?"  Use the same prayer after Communion at Mass.


Talk to people whose opinion you respect. Read. Check out the web. If you are thinking of a religious vocation, talk to a Brother, Sister or Priest. Ask questions. Talk to a vocation director. 


A great way to understand how you would enjoy ministry is to get involved in ministry by volunteering. The Church needs the energy of dedicated young people. This is a "learn by doing" process.


Visit religious communities, your parish, or a seminary. See how they live and work. Seminaries and religious communities are always ready to host people interested in spending a few days with the community to see first hand the life and ministry of a Sister, Brother or Priest.


The Church needs dedicated Sisters, Brothers and Priests to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can answer that call. After prayer, investigation, involvement and experience go with your heart. The bottom line question is, "Can I see myself as a religious, a church minister? If the answer is yes, it is time to act. It is time to talk to a vocation director.