Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,

What do you seek?

« There are many ways of living life well, using it for serving human and Christian ideals. My reason for speaking to you today about total dedication to God in the priesthood, in the religious life, in life as a missionary, is that Christ calls many from among you to this extraordinary adventure. He needs, and he wants to need, your persons, your intelligence, your energy, your faith, your love, your holiness.”

Saint John Paul II – January 6th,  1979 (message to young people)

Master, where you do you dwell?

Come and see!

“The response that many of you can give is given personally to Christ, who is calling you to these great things.

You will meet difficulties. Do you think perhaps that I do not know about them? I am telling you that love overcomes all difficulties. The true response to every vocation is the work of love. The response to the priestly, religious and missionary vocation can only spring from a deep love of Christ. He himself offers you this power of love, as a gift that is added to the gift of his call and makes your response possible.

Trust in ‘him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we wish or think’ (Eph 3:20). And, if you can, give your life, with joy and without fear, to him who first gave his for you. “

Saint John Paul II – January 6th,  1979 (message to young people)

May God be our unique treasure. May our heart be only for God,

completely in God; everything for Him, and only for Him.

Blessed Charles of Jesus

How do I discern my vocation?

A vocation is Christ calling someone to entirely consecrate themselves to him and to give him their whole life.   A vocation is discerned in prayer, through asking advice from someone consecrated and close to God, and through a personal contact with a community.  God wants our happiness, and He alone knows better than us what will make us fully happy.  Christ awaits a freely given and personal answer to his call.  

Jesus will never force you against your freedom.   Don’t be afraid to take time to discern what His will upon you is. 

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of everlasting life.

John 6