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Vocational Resources

Here you will find resources for a variety of ages: middle-schoolers, high schoolers, college students, adults, and parents. Utilize these resources to learn more about religious life - whether as a priest, brother, or lay person, or just to expand your own horizons.



Did Adam And Eve Have Belly Bottons?Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?
And 1999 other questions from Catholic teenagers

by Matthew Pinto
Ascension Press, 1998


Prove It GodProve It God
by Amy Welborn
Our Sunday Visitor, 2000


Prayers for BeginnersPrayer for Beginners
by Peter Kreeft
Ignatius Press, 2000


Desiderata: A Teenager's Journey to GodDesiderata: A Teenager's Journey to God
by David Paul Eich
Ignatius Press, 2001


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This is what it means to be
like Mary: not necessarily out
in front to be seen, but
working quietly and
effectively behind the scenes.



Discernment: For ParentsDiscernment Marist Society

If your child has talked about becoming a priest or a brother, you probably have a lot of questions. If your child is under age 21, you might be wondering if this is a real call? And, how do you help your child in a supportive discernment process?

• Talk to your child and speak openly about your feelings, thoughts, and concerns. Keep the door open to talk about this anytime with your child.

• Help your child get closer to God – encourage daily prayer, going to Mass, and other meaningful devotions.

• Support or participate with your child in a service project, such as volunteering to teach a religion class, visit the sick, or join a social project such as Habitat for Humanity.

• Find a friend, priest, spiritual director, or school counselor who can help your child decide among the many good vocations in our world.

• If your son has indicated an interest in the Marists, become familiar with our website, call our vocation director to ask your own questions or find out if there is a Marist in your area with whom you can meet.