How Will I Know If I Am Called?
St. Ignatius, recuperating on his bed at Loyola...gradually came to realise that those things in which he took delight had no lasting value, but that responding to Christ's beckoning instilled peace in his soul.
General Congregation 35 (2008)
Pilgrim Arrow on the road to Compostella
Fr. Damian Howard SJ tells his vocation story
If you have a vocation to the Society, then it is likely that either now or in the future you will:
- feel somewhat dissatisfied with what you are currently doing
- have a desire to do more for Christ
- find in your past indications that this may be a life to which you are suited
- recall having had a strong, perhaps unsought for, sense that this life is for you
- when peaceful in prayer and close to Christ, have felt an attraction to it
- find in the story of St. Ignatius echoes of your own life
- experience some resistance to pursuing this idea