Begin Your Journey

In Scripture, divine completeness, perfection, and wholeness are often expressed in the number seven. It is our hope and prayer that these seven steps will assist you on your journey.

1. Intensify your prayer life, ask our mother Mary to help you, spend an hour in adoration weekly

2. ​Fast from dating

​3. Engage in apostolic outreach/service

4. ​Participate in a discernment retreat

5. ​Receive regular spiritual direction

6. ​Spend time reading good books on the spiritual life

7. ​Invoke the Holy Spirit in all decisions

Suggested Reading 

The Strength of a Vocation: Consecrated Life Today by Pope Francis

God’s Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover God’s Will by Fr. Mark Thibodeaux

Peter on the Shore Vocation in Scripture and in Real Life by Fr. Anthony Bannon, LC

To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood by Fr. Brett Brannen

The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer by Fr. John Bartunek, LC

Gift and Mystery by Pope John Paul II

Men of Brave Heart: The Virtue of Courage in the Priestly Life by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez

A Quiet Place: How Daily Prayer Can Change Your Life by Fr. John Bartunek, LC

A Guide to Christian Meditation: How to Engage More Deeply in Personal Prayer by Fr. John Bartunek, LC

What is Regnum Christi?: A Regnum Christi Essay Introducing the Statutes of the RC Federation and the Rule of Life for Lay Members by Fr. John Bartunek, LC

Video Retreat Guides

Called and Chosen: A Retreat Guide on Vocation and the Calling of St. Matthew presented by Fr. John Bartunek, LC

The 4 C’s of Christian Meditation presented by Fr. John Bartunek, LC