[quote="Bbigam, post:1, topic:208463"]
So I'm meeting with the diocesan Vocations Director on Friday! He's going to give me a book called Is Jesus Calling Me to be a Catholic Priest and is going to help me find a spiritual director. Amazingly... I even mentioned that I love the Liturgy and want to learn Latin and he mentioned, very favorably, that "most of our current seminarians are learning the Extraordinary Form of the Mass." I do know that a priest ordained last year sometimes celebrates the Extraordinary Form, and a deacon to be ordained priest next year is being trained in it and already is regularly the deacon for the Extraordinary Form near his seminary.
Now, since I just entered the Church I know that I won't be able to enter a seminary for a few years, if that's where God leads me, through the Church. But he's happy to meet with me anyway and I'm really excited. Have any of you met with vocations directors? What was your experience?
My VD (that's what we jokingly like to call them...venereal, I mean vocation director) is a very cool guy. He also said that most of the seminarians are Novus Ordo or Tridentine leaning (I'm more into the common vernacular).
Just a word of warning, I've heard that some diocese's VDs are like used car salesmen. Make sure that both you and your VD are working toward helping you find your true vocation. That being said, I doubt more than 5% of all US dioceses have those types of VDs.
You should also check out Mary and the Priestly Ministry (ISBN: 9781601140463), as it's a great read.
Also, my SD (spiritual director), suggested that I read The Essential Augustine (ISBN: 0915144077) and My Way of Life (no ISBN in my book, but printed by Walter Farrell and Martin Healy). Both of these books give a brief overview of the two big sluggers you'll tackle in seminary: Augustin and Aquinas. You'll be a step ahead of your peers (and make life much easier for you when you start hitting the books) if you've read these two short books.
God bless and best of luck on your discernment. I'll pray for you if you pray for me!