Vocation directors have a tough job to do. In a culture that shuns vocations, it takes perseverance in a job that often bears few fruits. Vocation directors feel the joys and disappointments of their work when the aspirant answers God’s call, only to change his mind later or fall prey to dispiritedness at a later stage in the formation process. The vocation director often has little positive influence after the discernment process in completed. Perhaps there should be more interaction/encouragement by him during the formative years

Once the vocation director hands over the baton to the formation director, then he must endure a long wait of many years before he feels his job is truly done. In this regard, we encourage you to consider adopting a vocation director in prayer and submitting a rosary request on his behalf. A happy vocation director will seek out vocations with a spring in his step. We need to pray to the Holy Spirit to grant them the wisdom to know where to seek out the Lord’s labourers and the tirelessness to pursue them once they find them.

We ask Our Blessed Mother to enable vocation directors to step outside their comfort zone, and be willing to take a leap out in Faith to engage with discerning men who at first sight might appear rigid. You can help vocation directors through prayer by submitting your details below…

Spiritual Director Fr. Séamus is chaplain to St. Joseph's young priests society, and assistant vocation director for the Dublin diocese. If you wish to discern your vocation, Fr. Séamus will gladly advise you.

Spiritual Director Fr. Séamus is chaplain to St. Joseph’s young priests society, and assistant vocation director for the Dublin diocese. If you wish to discern your vocation, Fr. Séamus will gladly give his experience & advice.