Vocation Resources

You may find the following books, videos, and websites helpful as you discern God’s call for your life.


The Art Of Discernment: Making Good Decisions in Your World of Choices by Stefan Kiechle. Ave Maria Press: Notre Dame, IN, 2005.
Called by God: Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life by Rachael Marie Collins. Emmaus Road Publishing, 2017.
Catholics on Call: Discerning a Life of Service in the Church edited by Robin Ryan, CP. Liturgical Press, 2010.

Discerning Your Vocation: Religious Life & Diocesan Priesthood by the National Religious Vocation Conference, Chicago, IL, 2016.
Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life by Henri J. Nouwen. HarperOne, 2015.
Hearing with the Heart: A Gentle Guide to Discerning God’s Will for Your Life by Debra K. Farrington. Fortress Press, 2019.

In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World edited by Juliet Mousseau and Sarah Kohles. Liturgical Press: Collegeville, MI, 2018.
Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community by Suzanne G. Farnham, et al. Morehouse Publishing: Harrisburg, PA, Anniversary edition, 2011.
A Sacred Voice is Calling: Personal Vocation and Social Conscience by John Neafsey. Orbis Books, 2006.


Consecrated Life: Religious Men and Women Tell their Story
Discerning God’s Call as a Dominican Sister of Peace
Millennial Nuns Share Their Journeys to Becoming Sisters
National Religious Vocation Conference Videos
300 Years of Sister History
Young Nuns

Check out our Video Gallery also for more helpful videos on a variety of topics.


Catholics on Call
Dominican Life
Giving Voice
Global Sisters Report
A Nun’s Life Ministry: How to Become a Nun
Order of Preachers (Dominican Order)
Vision Vocation Network

“Do not conform yourself to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that  you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)