ARE YOU CALLED?

DISCERNMENT 180

A Six-Month Guide for Catholic Men to Discern the Priesthood

180 DAYS

SIX-MONTH DISCERNMENT PLAN

Ready to get serious about discerning the priesthood? Discernment 180 is a six-month plan to open your heart to God’s call, whatever it may be. It’s available for free via our online platform that sends you a text a day for 180 days, each with short readings and spiritual practices. It’s also available as a book that you can purchase and take with you to the chapel or wherever you pray. The goal is to grow in holiness, prayerfully consider the priesthood, and peacefully accept the life God has prepared for you.

A Structured Plan to Discern Your Vocation

Discernment 180 consists of following a rule of life and completing specific discernment actions over the course of six months. The rule of life includes prayer, sacraments, virtue, service, and study. The specific discernment actions include a dating fast, spiritual direction, visiting a seminary, and making a discernment retreat.

The result? Those who are faithful to the plan can humbly anticipate God’s grace leading them to deeper holiness and more clarity regarding God’s will for their life.

Grow in Holiness, Whatever Your Call

“When I started Discernment 180, I was confused about God’s will for my life, unsure of where to go next. D180 gave me the knowledge and structure I needed to discern with greater intensity and intentionality. While I certainly gained clarity about my vocation, the most important grace I received was reclaiming my sonship, my identity as a beloved son of the Father. D180 helped me realize that God is more interested in me than in what I can do for Him.”

Enrique L.

Grow in Holiness, Whatever Your Call

When I started Discernment 180, I was confused about God’s will for my life, unsure of where to go next. D180 gave me the knowledge and structure I needed to discern with greater intensity and intentionality. While I certainly gained clarity about my vocation, the most important grace I received was reclaiming my sonship, my identity as a beloved son of the Father. D180 helped me realize that God is more interested in me than in what I can do for Him.

“A comprehensive rule of life tailored specifically for those discerning their vocations.”

Fr. Buettner

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.”

Bishop Toups

BISHOP DAVID TOUPS

“Most priests discerned priesthood over many years; often way too many years! Fr. Gerhart has given discerners a way to step up to the plate, make a holy, prayerful, and disciplined discernment in 180 days, and then make a decision.”

Fr.Brannen

Fr. Brett Brannen