I don't know what I wanna do when I grow up

Hey everyone, I’ve been pulled to the priesthood when I was younger but now I don’t know exactly what I want to do in life. I think I am being called to live out a vocation, and I’m unsure what kind. I’ve been thinking about being a priest, being a monk, or being a friar.
One reason I’m unsure about the priesthood is keeping the seal of confession. I don’t want to sin against God and betray a repentant person! I think it’s because I’ve been reading about the lives of some of the saints. Reading about St. Francis of Assisi, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. Anthony of Padua make me want to become a Franciscan. I really wanted to teach the youth and spread the Truth. I know I should talk to a parish priest about this and that I should pray more, any guidance would be helpful. My parents don’t want me to take on a vocation:mad:.Talking to them about it won’t help, I assure you. I’m still gonna take up a religious life, I’m pretty sure. Please pray for my family! Thank you and God bless you!

Praying to the Holy Spirit to give you guidance, direction, strength, fortitude & wisdom in your life’s choices.

One of your vows in any of the vocations will be that of obedience, and it will be your most important vow. Keeping that vow will keep all your vows for you, and including the seal of confession. If you see you are a servant or subject doing as you are called to do, and love your King and his representative over you, you will keep the seal for them.

Read what Thomas Aquinas says about this vow in his Summa Theologica here: ccel.org/ccel/aquinas/summa.SS_Q186_A8.html

Thanks a lot, really helpful answers! God bless!

Ever since the 6th grade I had this feeling inside me. The feeling I was having and still have today was pulling me towards the church. I wanted to be a priest. Unfortunately it didn’t happen. I ended up with a family, but that feeling that calling is still with me everyday. In three yeyearwhen I’m 35 i have every intention to seek out in becoming a deacon. You have to have that feeling in you. Like just the thought of THE LORD brings like a feeling of excitement in you is what a vocations calling is.

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