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I am reading Seeking Spiritual Direction by Thomas Dubay, S.M..
There is a passage that says "...the signs of the call [to a vocation] are by no means clear to many young men and women," and there are some other parts that say something about spiritual directors pointing these hallmark signs out to their directees, etc.
Are there certain personality traits, yearnings, signs, or anything of that nature that points to a vocation of religious life or married life? I am not sure if I am taking the author too literally.
If there are certain signs, what would they be (for all three vocations)?
Gracias for all of the help!
Be silent, be still, and listen for God's call. "Be silent, and know that I am the LORD."
Be receptive in daily life and open to God's communications. "Seek, and you shall find."
God Himself calls us, and we follow : 3. Read the Gospels, and pay particular attention to those verses describing the calling of the 12, and Our Lord's instructions to those seeking the Kingdom, for example.
Remember that it is the Living God Himself Who calls us, saying, "Follow me." Reading the biographies of the Saints is another good grounding point for discerning God's call to His special service.
Above all : pray, pray, and pray.
Hope this helps.
and may God bless you,