Vocation to Catholic Priesthood and Religious life
A book for Seminarians, Clergy, Religious and Houses of Formation
When God Speaks we must Listen.Prayer itself born in Catholic families,nurtured by programs of Christian formation,strengthened by the grace of the sacraments,is the first means by which we come to know the Lord's will for our lives.To the extent that we teach young people to pray,and to pray well,we will be cooperating with God's call.
Programs,plans and projects have their place;but the discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples.Young people,if they know how to pray,can be trusted to know what to do with God's call.The Catholic Church teaches there are four types of vocation:but here we talk of life in a religious order,and life in the priesthood.Each vocation requires discernment,the process by which we determine God's will for our life.Religious orders and dioceses may have different requirements.Discern if you are ready to serve the Catholic church as a religious,living under the vow of chastity and obedience.Once you have completed the process of discernment,you can be admitted to a seminary or house of formation.This book is good before,formation during formation and after formation for Religious and Clergy.
Rt.Rev.Kasomo Daniel: Studied Religious Studies in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.A Roman Catholic Bishop and the Prelate of the Society of St Peter and Paul in Kenya.A Senior Lecturer in Maseno University in Kenya.Former Dean of Students and Counselor in Egerton University and Head of Department of Religious Studies Catholic University.