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Discernment Is Not About You

This article was previously published in Sword & Spade Magazine. Benjamin Mann, as one deeply involved in vocations within the Eastern  Catholic traditions, corrects a common problem in discernment.   It is quite traditional and correct to speak of “discerning a vocation” — particularly to consecrated life or the priesthoo...

11 15 2022

How to Make the Right Life Decisions Every Time

How do I find what God wants from me in my life? Most prayerful people bring God into the decisions in their life. It can be as simple as, “Lord, what should I eat for lunch?” as tricky as, “Jesus, what is the right thing to say to this person?” or as monumental as, “God, what am I going to do with my life?” While this is certainly a b...

05 01 2019

The Call To Folly: Discerning God’s Plans For Your Life

A central fact of the Christian message is this: we Christians serve a foolish God, who calls His followers to a life of folly.  “Whoever wishes to come after me”, He says, “must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mt 16:24).  To where must we follow him?  To Golgotha, the Place of the Skull.  Sounds foolish, does it not? ...

05 25 2017

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