Priestly Discernment Program | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Priestly Discernment Program

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    Since 1989 the Priestly Discernment Program has been helping men to grow in holiness and listen for the "still, small voice" of a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.
  • The Priestly Discernment Program

    Could God be calling you to the priesthood?

    The world needs priests. It needs strong, faithful, courageous men willing to die to themselves for the sake of Christ’s Bride, the Church. It also needs men who want to conform themselves to Christ, who can proclaim his Word and dispense his mercy in the darkest corners of the culture.

    If you think God could be calling you to this sacred mission, Franciscan University’s Priestly Discernment Program can help.

    Surrounded and supported by a band of brothers who are also discerning their vocation, you’ll live and study in an environment conducive to hearing God’s voice and finding the courage to respond. You’ll also receive extensive preparation for both seminary and priestly life.


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