On this episode of Vocation Boom! Radio, Fr. Matt Lowry, Associate Vocation Director for the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, and Chaplain at the Newman Center on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, shared that “it’s challenging and not easy to follow Christ, until you encounter Christ.” Addressing men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, Fr. Lowry said that the desires we have are natural and we are meant to better understand the desires and see where they lead us. He advises to submit the desires to God to see where He leads. He says Vocation Directors often advise to discern one thing at a time, to help determine what is leading you to greater holiness.

Fr. Lowry invites men to share in the joy of the priesthood, by seeking Jesus who can reveal who you are. If called, he says to take it to prayer and to embrace opportunities to encounter Christ.

Fr. Lowry in A Day in the Life of a Priest shares what he says is “the beautiful life of the priesthood.”

"For me, it is a great joy to be together with priests." -Pope Benedict XVI