Lesson Five

Theme: Listening and Responding
Topic: How to discern one’s vocation

Overview
Students will identify ways to foster a life open to hearing God’s call to their vocation. They will recall the process for entering into one’s vocation.

Additional Student / Classroom Resources

Video: Father Mike Schmitz- How to Discern

8 min. video- Father gives very practical and simple steps to live a life open to discerning God’s will.

Video: A Vocation Story: Falling in Love

6 min video- Fr. Colin Wen, a priest of the Diocese of Sacramento, tells how God called him to the Catholic priesthood. Funny.

Video: Sisters of Charity- Sister Gabriela

3 min. video- Sister Gabriela, a Sister of Charity, shares how she discerned her vocation to Religious Life.

Video: Stages of Formation- slideshow

1 min. video illustrating the different stages in formation for the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Website: Stages of Formation | Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Website with information about the process of formation in religious life

Website: Stages of Formation | Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

Website with information about the process of formation in religious life

Video: A Day in the Life of a Seminary

4 min. video slideshow with music showing a day in the life of a seminary in Italy.

Website: Guided Meditations and Rosary Meditations

A variety of Holy Hour meditations and guided meditations based on Scripture are compiled by the Carmelite Sisters and available to download.

Resources for Parents & Teachers