I'm a 36 year old IT Manager at a University in Providence, RI who is currently discerning a priestly vocation.

Why

Why

Why should I even bother? What’s the point, really?”
He thought for a moment. “Who says there has to be a point?” he asked. “Or a reason. Maybe it’s just something you have to do.
— Sarah Dessen

Brothers & Sisters,

Why do you do what you do? What are your heart and mind telling you about why you’re alive and doing what you’re doing? When everything around you feels like it has crumbled to dust why do we persevere? What, at our very core pulses and emanates to everything around us and fuels our every action? Is all of this called a vocation? On some level, sure. Have you ever had the feeling that you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing?

I did.

Exactly one year ago I began to embrace the voice in my heart and mind that I was so good at quieting for so long. One year ago, I said a prayer for the first time in a very long time. One year ago, I felt the warmth of God’s love that I didn’t realize I missed so much. One year ago, I began to develop the courage to embrace that voice, shed my fears of the unknown and begin to figure out what my why is.

My friends, what is your heart telling you? Are you listening or just trying to silence it?

Yours,
Jeff

Perspective

Perspective

Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness