Viatorian Resources for Discernment
Discerning God’s Invitation : Hear how these Viatorians came to a clear understanding of how God was inviting them to religious life with the Viatorians.
A Starting Guide to Discernment : This resource is perfect for someone who believes God may be inviting them to religious but who needs a more thorough introduction to the important areas of discernment. The discerner can use this booklet to do a self-guided reflection that will help them determine where they’re at with respect to their vocation and decide on how to proceed.
Learn the discernment and vocation biographies of both professed Viatorians and Viatorian associates:
- Visit the Meet a Viatorian page for biographies.
- Watch interview videos with members of the Viatorian community.
- Read linked articles and special Viatorian videos from the Church-wide Year of Consecrated Life.
Get a deeper dive into the nature of Viatorian religious life from our youngest member, Br. Peter Lamick, CSV. Br. Peter wrote this reflection for the international Viatorian Community, and he shared this video reflection through NRVC for National Vocation Awareness Week in 2020:
Viatorian Vocation Ministry belongs to the National Religious Vocations Conference (NRVC), which offers some great resources to discerners:
- Celibacy Quiz: Do you understand what the vow of celibacy entails? Try taking this brief quiz to better understand what celibate living means.
- VocationMatch: As part of the Vision Vocation Network, discerners can take a survey quiz that can help match them to communities whose interests align with theirs. Vision also puts out an annual magazine with ads and content about religious communities for discerners, which you can view online here.
Check out and consider saving some of these shorthand discernment aids that help with the areas and elements of good discernment:
What is discernment?
What is vocation?
How can I pray well in discernment?
What lenses can aid my discernment?
Chicago Archdiocesan Vocations Association offers this video series embedded below as well as a great library of videos at their website to aid your discernment.
Articles from the Guide to Religious Ministries
Vocation in the Catholic Church (Article)
Call to Religious Ministry (Article)