I am dialoging with a Vocations Director at a seminary (Sacred Heart Major Seminary) and after going on several overnight discernment visits (3 so far, i plan to go this fall as well), and ever since i was young, i always felt that being a Priest is what i want to do. I was raised at the Altar (if you want to say that, as i started to Altar serve, at a very young age, when most young guys dont i think 5,6 or 7 years old). I don't care for much else in life, i want to Preach CHRIST to the ends of the earth, and to bring the beautiful truths of our Faith to everyone, I want to brings souls to CHRIST, TO Offer the PERFECT SACRIFICE OF HOLY MASS, and to Absolve people from their sins (all with the power of the holy spirit). I have been told several times that i would make a good Priest (which gave me very good feeling butterflies in my tummy :o:D). I also "came out of the closet" (not the homosexual thing, but i told my friends, as im still in high school that i want to become a Priest) as it was a scary thing to do, as now most people know, but on that day, i felt so good, and so peaceful, and so happy, (it was like bliss). The first time i think i mentioned becoming a Priest is when i was (5,6 or 7???:confused::confused:) and my parents have told me that i always was telling them growing up that this is what i want to do. My parents are in 110% support of my descision and i plan to become a Religous as well. I dont want to become a Priest for myself, as whats the use? I would get great joy at SAYING MASS, and Hearing Confessions!!. I feel a great tug on my heart and it gets progressively stronger. In fact, i want to Marry and give my heart to JESUS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH. I have watched Fishers of men quite a few times, and it never gets old, and ive always felt this desire, this (i dont know what to label it, feeling :confused:)
In shor, sorry for making this thread so long, Ive had a few talks with the Vocations Director, i correspond with him VIA email as well, and he has told me that there is no doubt i am called to HOLY PRIESTHOOD. Now he said, my job is not to discern whether or noti am called, but as to what type of Priest (Diocescan or Religious), generally, how well can i trust it when a Vocations director says this to me?? And i feel it to, i feel as if i dont respond, i will have eternal regret :(
Can someone please answer this question as i need help, How much can i trust my Vocations Director and my Desires/feelings/call/heart??