Discerning Diaconate


#1

Hi all, I am in my aspirancy year and we have been given an assignment where we are to shadow some deacons in various forms of their ministry of liturgy, word and charity. I have just loved this assignment even though it has been quite a bit of work.

One question I have for those of you who are ordained deacons (or anyone really). After I have shadowed many of the deacons, I have just felt this great inner peace in myself. I really can’t describe it any other way than that. Is this normal? Should I be praying over this more? Currently, when I come home from these events, I have been finding a quiet place and just listening to God in my heart and trying to discern what He is telling me.

I will be meeting with my spiritual director soon, so I will most certainly bring this up with him, but I was just curious if anyone else had this type of occurrence during their aspirancy or even formation years.

Thanks, and God Bless!


#2

Praying to the Holy Spirit to give you guidance, direction, strength, fortitude & wisdom in your discernment.


#3

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