Written at the Collegeville Institute as our prayer to describe where the spirit is moving in our communities with regards to their own vocation: Thank you God for calling me into this place For the courage to be who you have made me to be For the gifts I have that have gotten me to …
Category Archive: Discernment
So I just spent two glorious days at the Collegeville Institute in Minnesota, which is one of my all time favorite places. Whether the lovely setting, the St. John’s Abbey, the St. John’s Bible, the amazing people who work there and the groups they gathered to talk about Vocation in Communities, I can’t pick just …
St. Ignatius reminds us to never make decisions when we are in desolation. Today’s Gospel reminds us of that in the parable of the sower and the seeds. Because you just have to feel for the sower, huh? He scatters all these seeds and only the ones who fall on rich soil–the soil that has …
In November, my second book, Loving Work will hit the presses and I couldn’t be more excited. The folks at Orbis Press, especially the famed Mike Leach, have been great to work alongside. This is a book on career discernment. It is slightly auto-biographical where I tell my story of how I transitioned from radio …
A recent video showed a nun stating that she knows that she’s doing the will of God in her life and that because of her vow of obedience she “doesn’t live with any uncertainty” and that brings her joy. I’m sure this sister is a great and holy woman and I hesitate to criticize because …
The good folks at the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston put this together and it expresses the idea of welcome so well. Is your parish like this? Tell us if you feel welcome in your parish.
So here’s a question that I posted on Facebook: Do you worry about missing your calling? I hear from many people that they’d “just love to do x or y but it’s too late. I guess I missed my calling.” College students and other young adults often find themselves anxious about “choosing wrong” or as …