Discernment Quiz

Welcome to your Online Discernment Quiz.

After spending time in prayer and reflection, asking the Lord what His will is for you, it can sometimes be helpful to “gauge” where you are in regards to your readiness for the seminary. While this is certainly not an exhaustive list, nor meant to be the final word on the matter, perhaps these questions might help you in that “gauging” process.

Each answer is tallied on a scale from 0-5. The highest possible score is 100, so the closer you are to that number, the more prepared you may be for the seminary. Be completely honest with your answers. If you would like to follow up this discernment exercise by having a discussion with the Vocation Director, please leave a note in the comment section at the end of the quiz. The Vocation Director will receive your point total, comments, and contact information, and will respond as soon as possible. You may also contact him immediately here.

If you are uncomfortable answering these questions online, you can alternatively download a print version below.
Printable Discernment Quiz

I love Jesus Christ and I have a thirst to bring Jesus and His teaching to the world.
I am endeavoring to be a believing, practicing Catholic.
I am trying to live a life of prayer and I desire a life of prayer.
I am trying to serve others and I desire a life of service to others.
I feel a desire to be a priest, though it is sometimes stronger than at other times.
Others tell me that I should be a priest or that I would make a good priest.
Prayerful reading of Sacred Scripture leads me to believe I might be called to be a priest.
I am endeavoring to live virtuously.
I like to be around people and I have sufficient social skills to engage others.
I have enough intelligence to complete graduate-level coursework and function as a priest.
I think I have the physical, emotional, and psychological stability to become a priest.
I am joyful and I have a good sense of humor.
I think that I have a “priest’s heart,” a heart with generosity, kindness, and compassion for others.
I believe that I have the self-mastery to be a man of prayer and leadership.
Generally speaking, I have demonstrated stability in my life.
People who know me would say I am a Christian gentleman.
I have had events happen in my life that seem to be signs pointing towards the priesthood.
I am usually able to accept both success and failure without losing hope.
I believe that I have a healthy psycho-sexual development and orientation.
I am trying to be truly open to the will of God for my life.


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