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Entering into vocation discernment is often entering into mystery. It’s a time of many questions and unknowns. It’s important to ask your questions and gather information.  Here are a few resources to get you started. For additional resources, questions or conversation, contact Sister Jessi Beck vocations@dbqpbvms.org 


Discernment Books: 

  • Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life by: Henri Nouwen 

  • Listen Hearts: Discerning Call in Community 

  • Wise Choices by: Margaret Silf

Religious Life Books:

  • In Their Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World  

  • What Are You Looking For? Seeking the God Who is Seeking You by: Joan Chitister, OSB

  • Vocations Anonymous: A Handbook for Adults Discerning Priesthood and Religious Life by: Kathleen Bryant, RSC

  • Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God by: Casey Cole, OFM

Presentation Books: 

Articles and Blogs:


We hope this list helps get you started. Let us know what else you need. Contact Sister Jessi Beck vocations@dbqpbvms.org 

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