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Becoming Dominican: How Do You Know?

How do you know God may be calling you to be a Dominican? There is no perfect answer to this question. However, there are a few signs of God's call. The person called by God experiences:

Growing Faith -- A person experiences an increased awareness of God in his or her life and a developing appreciation of Jesus, His way of life, His mission, His holy people the Church, His Body and Blood in the Eucharist, and His Sacraments.

Growing Zeal -- A person's developing friendship with Jesus will come to more and more share His mission of saving the world, saving people and saving souls.

Growing Desire To Be Consumed -- A person's increasing desire to give himself completely to the Lord.

Growing Interest in the Life and Work of Dominicans
-- A person's growing couriosity about what it would be like to give himself or herself completely to the Lord and the works of the Lord -- being Jesus for others, gathering all people into God's family, preaching the Word, and organizing people for service.

Growing Desire to Lead People -- A person exhibiting leadership skills in school, community and church.

Growing Sensitivity to the Needs of People -- A person who enjoys being around people and has a caring attitude toward all.

Growing Sense That God Has Something Special Planned for You -- A person with the sense that there are more important things in life and God is calling him or her to be part of these deeper mysteries.