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Discernment Resources

Prayers, scripture passages, websites and recommended reading to help you in the process of discerning God's call to you.




A Nun’s Life

VISION Vocation Network

Paths of Love: Catholic Vocation Discernment

Catholics on Call

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Let Your Life Speak – Listening for the Voice of Vocation
by Parker Palmer

Pay Attention to God: Discernment in Prayer
by Fr. William A. Barry, SJ

Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand
by Fr. William A. Barry, SJ

Seven Principles of the Spiritual Life
by Fr. Thomas Bolin, O.S.B.

On the Perfection of the Spiritual Life
by St. Thomas Aquinas

The Three Ages of the Interior Life
by Reginald Garrgiou-Lagrange, O.P. 

Confidence: The Only Worship
by Fr. Faber

Finding God's Will for You
by St. Francis de Sales

Helping Vocations: Confession and Vocations
by Fr. John Hardon

The Eucharist and Vocations
by Fr. John Hardon

Sustaining the Spirit: Callings, Commitments, and Vocational Challenges
by Catherine Cronin Carotta, Michael Carotta

Discern: Mission and Ministry
by Sr. Kathleen Bryant, RSC

Vocation, A Reflection
by Fr. Franco Cagnasso

The Discerning Heart: Discovering a Personal God
by Sr. Maureen Conroy, RSM

Discernment: Seeking God in Every Situation
by Christopher Aridas