We’re here to help you on the journey to discern your own vocation.
Our goal is to provide you with the information, support and encouragement you need to continue your journey. Here you will find resources to help you to take that next step in responding to the call of Christ.
Let’s first start with some information on the two communities who serve here at Duke:
- The Legionaries of Christ
- The Legionaries are a congregation of priests and seminarians whose mission it is to form apostles, people who let the love of Christ the King transform their hearts, their families and their world.
- “Legionaries should bring others to live out their baptismal calling to the full, fostering the spiritual growth, the integral formation and the apostolic outreach of men and women who are called to develop and exercise their leadership at the service of Jesus Christ who transforms the personal, family, professional and social life of all people.” (Constitutions of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, Chapter 1)
- More information on them here
- You can also explore more about the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist here.
- The FSE sisters are a community whose mission is to restore a sense of the sacred, especially the sacredness of human life, in a world that knows the rupture between the sacred and the secular.
- “We are called to be a Franciscan Body of Hope personally, professionally and spiritually prepared to respond creatively ‘to the questions posed today by the anxieties and the urgent needs of the human heart’.” (Vita Consecrata, 81)
Maybe you’re looking for a few extra resources?
- Try this helpful video from Fr. Mike Schmitz on Vocation Discernment 101.
- Only have 2 minutes right now? Here’s a Bishop Barron on vocations for you.
- Try printing and praying regularly this prayer for discernment.
- But nothing beats talking 1:1 with one of the Catholic Center’s priests or sisters or even a vocation director at one of their communities! All it takes is an email or a phone call to open up a dialogue.