What is D180?
A rule of life to help you discern your vocation
Too often, the men brave enough to consider the priesthood go about discerning it in a way that amounts to nothing more than a vague openness to God’s will. Discernment 180 is a tool that gives solid guidance for men to discern the priesthood for six months in a concrete, specific way that is anything but vague.
D180 outlines a rule of life, provides meditations for daily prayer, and gives specific discernment actions to take to facilitate vocational discernment through the pursuit of holiness. By growing in holiness and intentionally considering the priesthood, we dispose our hearts to listen to the voice of God calling and prepare to give a generous response – no matter where He leads.
Visiting a seminary
Making a discernment retreat
WHY THIS APPROACH?
Every vocation is a life of holiness, and the surest way to know which life of holiness God is calling you to embrace is to grow in holiness as you are now
Does D180 lead to absolute certainty?
Discernment 180 is designed to help you discern your vocation, but even if 180 days comes to an end and you still have questions about your vocation, there is one near certainty: by the end of Discernment 180, you will have a richer, fuller, more beautiful friendship with Jesus Christ than ever before.
That means you’ll be closer than ever to the fullness of your primary vocation: the call to holiness. And when you finally do discern your vocation, you will be on your way to being the best priest, religious, husband, or father you can possibly be.
By growing in holiness and intentionally considering the priesthood, we dispose our hearts to listen to the voice of God calling and prepare to give a generous response – no matter where He leads.
Discernment 180 is available as a book that you can purchase and take to the chapel throughout the six months of discernment.
You can also do Discernment 180 for free by signing up below for a daily text message and/or email. After signing up, you’ll be able to log into My180, review past readings, and track your progress.
“A comprehensive rule of life tailored specifically for those discerning their vocations.”
FR. BRIAN BUETTNER
“A surefire way to give the Holy Spirit ample room to convict one’s heart—and either enter the seminary or peacefully close the door on the priesthood.”