The Discernment Process
Prayer - Develop
a deep union with God through prayer. The rosary, daily
Mass, frequent Eucharistic adoration and scripture reading
are great means for discovering God's will for you.
Ask God to help you know the value of commitment and
the grace to live it.
Spiritual Direction - Regular and honest
discussion of your life with a spiritual director or
guide will enable you to understand where God is leading
you. Confide in a trusted person about your deepest
questions and concerns.
Gathering Information - Gather information
about Dominican life and spirituality through reading,
talking to other Dominicans or attending a discernment
weekend. Spend time with us.
Experience - Visit Dominican communities.
for announcements about up coming weekends for discernment
or opportunities to participate in Dominican events.
This initial getting acquainted period varies in length
of time. It all depends on your comfort level, vocational
discernment and readiness. At some point, if you find
yourself called to life as a Dominican, you would request
an application from the contact person in each congregation
or province and begin the next steps.