As I've been discerning my religious vocation for about 2 years, I've really never felt called to the priesthood, either religious or diocesan. I felt more called to be a brother, but I have my reservations about that as well. My friend, who is a seminarian told me that I should look into the diaconate. I have never done this before, but for whatever reason, I feel God is calling me to chaplaincy, such as hospital or prison ministry, and from what I have read about deacons, they're much more involved in that field as opposed to priests. Any men who feel called to the diaconate (unmarried) vs. the priesthood?