Archbishop George Lucas, Archdiocese of Omaha

His Excellency says he first thought of the priesthood in grade school. He says he knew it to be a good thing. He attended a high school seminary, college and then the theologate. A good spiritual director led him to deepen his prayer life, which he says was very helpful in his discernment. Archbishop Lucas says he starts his day in prayer, especially for the 30 seminarians in Archdiocese, “to help assist the Lord in his plan.” He says finding your vocation will bring life and joy. His encouragement to men discerning the priesthood is to pray everyday,

Fr. Christopher Jamison, National Office of Vocation for the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales.

Fr. Christopher says the lack of vocations stems from an individual not identifying their vocation. He says God calls everyone to some form of life (vocation). Father says its the role of the Catholic Bishops Conference to build a culture of vocations. In England discernment groups begin by focusing peer groups on good choices. As a Benedictine monk he finds benefit from “prayer of quiet” and meditation. On this episode Fr. Jamison talks about the time when he learned what animates him.

"You are priests, not social or political leaders." -St. John Paul II