Any teens discerning vocations?

Are there any discerning teens? I feel called to be a monk. If you are we can all chat here.

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I’m definitely a discerning teen. I don’t know about being a monk, but I know I am discerning the priesthood. Actually, I’m pretty much discerning all vocations. For the time being, I keep praying for certainty of what I’m called to do, whether to the religious life as a priest or brother, or the married life. At this stage in my life, it’s pretty hard to say for sure, but I’m open to whatever God puts in my path.

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That’s great! where are you leaning?

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Im almost 21 next month and Ive been recently discerning matrimony. A couple years back I wouldnt be open to the idea of starting a family, but recently I kinda have been having those feelings. Please pray for me on this issue, whatever God’s will is, I surely know God is preparing me for it!

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We will definitely pray for you. I’m 17 and want to be a nun, but also open to marriage and starting a family.

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Do you plan to go at 18?

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I thought about it. Three years ago I decided to become Catholic, my parents are not going to allow that until I turn 18. I used to want to become a nun right away, but I decided I want to go to college and grow more mature. I do plan on seriously discerning though.

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Are you worried about debt in college though? I’m not sure if it was just one monastery but I thought you couldn’t join if you had debt.

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I wonder how many people in this forum are around our age group :thinking:

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Well, I’m here. But I am not discerning a vocation to religious life and don’t feel called to matrimony. I am in college and plan to be a scientist (paleontologist).

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I’m the same way but with priesthood

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I am also a teen. I am thinking about the Personal Prelature of Opus Dei or a third order.

But I don’t know yet!

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I’ve wondered the same thing. I don’t think teenagers are really that visible here. Perhaps it reflects how people our age tend to be leaving the faith :frowning::frowning::frowning:.

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How’d it end?

Any advice for when I go to the blessed sacrament? Ive been going more recently and do my usual prayers and just kneel or sometimes I will pray a rosary and sit.

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What is that?

That’s the problem. I don’t know. :laughing: There are so many pros to both sides, and I know I can be terrible at decision-making when faced with two or more options…again, that’s why lots of prayer goes into discernment, because I know I won’t be able to choose on my own.

It’s also hard to tell in an online forum who is a teen and who isn’t without users explicitly mention it. This can be somewhat of a good thing because most people on here are very mature so much that you’d guess a lot of them would be adults. It’s true though that it can be hard for teens to stay in the faith nowadays… Better pray for their return constantly.

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Im pretty sure theres still a good amount of young that are yearning for our Lord, then theres those who will be found by our Lord later down the road :slight_smile:

I took a break from this forum a while back, I just forgot about it for a while, came back recently though so sometimes its just life we get focused on until coming back here once in a while!

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I got married

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