In discerning a religious calling, there is a need for good counsel and spiritual direction, according to Pope Benedict XVI. When one can find a “big brother”, such as a priest who can give his testimony, the one discerning now has that needed encouragement and support.
The Holy Father also stresses as important, that parents live by genuine faith and joyful married love. Through this love, they can show their children that it is beautiful and possible to build a life on the love of God!
Read more of Pope Benedict’s advice on discernment here!