If you feel God may be calling you to the consecrated life, four steps are recommended:


In order to know God’s will, deepen your relationship with Him. You will find your vocation in the Blessed Sacrament. Go to Him, adore Him, seek Him, and listen to Him.

Spiritual Direction

Find someone who can assist you in your discernment. This may be a parent, grandparent, teacher, or priest – someone who is a faithful Catholic model for you and can help you discern God’s will.

Research the vocations

Go to the “Links” section and consider the beauty of each vocation. Seek the truth about the vocation to Holy Orders, consecrated life, Holy Matrimony, and the dedicated single life.

Visit with those living the vocation

Ask how they discerned God calling them to the consecrated life; ask about the challenges of following God’s call and what they do to overcome them; see how they pray and live. Be pleasantly surprised to see the joy and peace of those who have followed God’s call.

For men or women feeling called to the consecrated life, please contact the Office for Consecrated Life Director at (608) 791-2690.