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Old Jun 10, '11, 5:09 pm
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Have any of you experienced something funny while you were discerning a vocation? While I am discerning priesthood, I went out to dinner, and then when I came back home and went in my room, I noticed something on the floor, and my reaction was, "What's that?" I picked it up and realized that it was a priestly discernment card from my diocese. I said to myself, "Subtle, eh?" Haha. God works in funny ways sometimes.
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Have any of you experienced something funny while you were discerning a vocation? While I am discerning priesthood, I went out to dinner, and then when I came back home and went in my room, I noticed something on the floor, and my reaction was, "What's that?" I picked it up and realized that it was a priestly discernment card from my diocese. I said to myself, "Subtle, eh?" Haha. God works in funny ways sometimes.
Went to mass half an hour early so I could spend time praying as I was discerning, when i finished praying (for about 15 minutes, went to get vested to Serve) the Choir began practicing "Here I Am Lord", I felt as if Our Lord was winking at me from the Tabernacle lol
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Went to mass half an hour early so I could spend time praying as I was discerning, when i finished praying (for about 15 minutes, went to get vested to Serve) the Choir began practicing "Here I Am Lord", I felt as if Our Lord was winking at me from the Tabernacle lol
Teehee. I think that God has a sense of humor.
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You guys are going to make great priests!
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He definitely has a sense of humor
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I was discussing my vocation with a friend earlier today at a church event, and my pastor just came out of no where. I was thinking, "Your sense of humor never ends, does it?"
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God does not work in "mysterious" ways; God works in hilarious ways!

One day, this total stranger walked up to me while I was volunteering in a Catholic book store. He had heard me speaking, apparently, and randomly said "you'll make a good priest some day". I'd never even said a word to him, and when I explained that I'm not even baptised he said "that's hardly an obstacle". The man has not been seen anywhere near the book store or the cathedral since, at least not by me in the intervening 8-9 months since. GUARDIAN ANGEL? St. Gabriel, even?

Another day, much later than the first incident, I was wondering just what God wants me to do in the future. Randomly opening to the Psalms (my favourite way of speaking to God and hearing God speak), I just happened to flip to Psalm 110/109. Did my eyes wander idly to any sentence but "Thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchisedech"? Of course not! It had to be that one!

Let's see...
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God does not work in "mysterious" ways; God works in hilarious ways!

One day, this total stranger walked up to me while I was volunteering in a Catholic book store. He had heard me speaking, apparently, and randomly said "you'll make a good priest some day". I'd never even said a word to him, and when I explained that I'm not even baptised he said "that's hardly an obstacle". The man has not been seen anywhere near the book store or the cathedral since, at least not by me in the intervening 8-9 months since. GUARDIAN ANGEL? St. Gabriel, even?

Another day, much later than the first incident, I was wondering just what God wants me to do in the future. Randomly opening to the Psalms (my favourite way of speaking to God and hearing God speak), I just happened to flip to Psalm 110/109. Did my eyes wander idly to any sentence but "Thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchisedech"? Of course not! It had to be that one!

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Your experiences remind me of a recent one that I just remembered. I was searching my vocation on Google, and on one page, the first quote that caught my eyes when I did a search was "Come and follow me," and another that caught my eye first thing was "Be my priest." I guess I should just stop second-guessing myself before God needs to resort to drastic measures to make it clear to me.
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Your experiences remind me of a recent one that I just remembered. I was searching my vocation on Google, and on one page, the first quote that caught my eyes when I did a search was "Come and follow me," and another that caught my eye first thing was "Be my priest." I guess I should just stop second-guessing myself before God needs to resort to drastic measures to make it clear to me.
Divine slap round the face maybe? You never know, if we keep trying to ignore the signs, he might just come down here to whip some sense into us!
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Divine slap round the face maybe? You never know, if we keep trying to ignore the signs, he might just come down here to whip some sense into us!
I can hear what God might be saying now: "Jeez, some people can't take a hint."
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Oh my goodness, this thread is hilarious. Good luck with your discernment!

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Not exactly funny, but more like a funny coincidence.

My family and I were on vacation last week, and my mom and I were on the beach while my dad and sister were going for a walk. I was thinking about convents, and hadn't talked to my mom yet about it all week. In fact, just as I was wondering how to phrase it, my mom starts talking about convents.

Now, here's the interesting thing. My mom was telling me once how years ago, long before I became Catholic (or even knew what a nun was), that once she was in front of a Catholic church at a red light and while looking at it, thought to herself that if we were all raised Catholic, that I would be a nun. (BTW, my mom was baptized Catholic, but raised Lutheran, my dad is a former Catholic). My first thought was that's probably why when we came home after my first Easter Vigil, she asked me if I was going to become a nun.

She's had many prayers answered before. I guess she should be careful of what she prays for. My one problem will be trying to convince her to learn to let go. (she wants to visit me all the time to talk, or vice versa. Ahh, Italians. )
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He definitely has a sense of humor
Definitely. Not only has he given me things/hints and such, with me twice I have seen visions of Our Lady and feel the strong presence of two saints that i feel close too: St Agnes of Rome and St Therese, the Little Flower. And recently I have felt the presence of my guardian angel and St. Teresa of Avila. I am planning on reading her book of The Interior Castle or The Mansions[/u]. I am looking at the Carmelite and Cisterian Orders. I am thinking more of the Cisterian Order because it is closer to home than the nearest Carmelite monestary and because I don't want to be to far from my family, should they need me and i don't like going to far from places from which I fimilar with.
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I love this subforum. Thanks for sharing all the funny stories. It sure made me laugh.

One thing that i remember was the first time that God showed what he wanted me to do. I was at mass with my class in kindergarten, would you believe that. I was kneeling and praying when a clear picture of a nun appeared to me and i instantly knew that was what God wanted me to be when i grew up.

A funny story, i was in i think third grade and I was at the school mass with my class and i was singing along with the song leader and some of the notes were kinda high but I could sing them. My classmates were all starring at me and i complained to our teacher. I was like: "I was just trying to sing to God with the song leader." At the time it wasn't funny but when I look back at now I just laugh.
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felt the strong presence of two saints that i feel close too: St Agnes of Rome and St Therese, the Little Flower. And recently I have felt the presence of my guardian angel and St. Teresa of Avila.
Do you think this means tthat God is calling me to be a Carmelite? I was just thinking of this not to long ago and maybe once before.
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