discernment retreat

Come and See! (Part 2)

The following is the second of two installments of an article taken from the 2013 Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide. Please note that author Laura Dodson uses the phrase “discernment retreat” to refer to opportunities for those discerning a religious...
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Franciscan Discernment: The Choice to Listen

“How do I listen to God’s call for my life?” “Where is God leading me?” The following reflection, by Brother John Maganzini, OFM, shares helpful tips for discerning God’s call for your life. Feel free to share any additional suggestions that...
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“Come and Follow Me”

Several members of the vocation group at St. Bonaventure University in Western New York attended a retreat recently held at Christ the King Seminary and St. Patrick’s Friary in East Aurora and Buffalo, N.Y., respectively. Participants Patrick Alfonso, Michael Gargano and...
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Clarity on the Mountain

I recently attended a retreat for men discerning a call to Franciscan life held at Mt. Irenaeus in Western New York. It was a very special time for me, for different reasons. First of all, just getting to be with the friars – cooking with them, eating with them, talking...
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