Hello everyone, this is my first post on this forum. I’ve come here seeking advice on becoming a priest/ entering the seminary. I am a 20 year old man currently attending a private university in Central Massachusetts studying English and Philosophy. I have always had a complicated relationship with the Church, but around 1 year ago I experienced what I can only describe as a “calling.” I woke up one day and the thought of becoming a priest and dedicating the rest of my life to serving God and helping others filled me peace and joy. I have spent the past year both reflecting on the idea and praying and it seems like the right thing for me to do. I do not mean right in the sense that is the noble thing or the correct thing; this sense of “rightness” far outweighs that. It is a “rightness” where all of my other aspirations and desires seem deceptive and contrived in comparison. I have discussed this with a few family members and close friends and most laughed knowing the person that I have been, but they were all nevertheless supportive of my decision. I feel as if I have reached a point in my life where I am ready to let go and let God and dedicate myself to Him.
My problem is I know neither where to start nor how to start. That is why I have come here. I will be greatly appreciative of any help offered.