Powerful story of a young priest’s journey from being a top-level college athlete to being a pro soccer player in South America to receiving a call from God—and, finally, to becoming a priest; an excellent example for young men who might have stereotypical ideas regarding priestly vocations.
Interesting story of a Dominican priest and his vocation story, which winds through an early desire to be a doctor, through a life-changing trip to Southeast Asia, and into a religious order.
Features interviews with various priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA speaking about their vocational journeys and also provides a glimpse into their recreational activities (e.g., one of the interviewees is a triathlete).
An excellent resource regarding the different ways in which men are called to the priesthood from different stages of life and from different churchgoing backgrounds. Includes brief interviews with several priests of varying ages from the Archdiocese of Detroit (MI), for which this video was produced.
Compact story about the vocational journey of one of the most famous names in modern Catholic liturgical music. Roc O’Connor, S.J. shares the details of first getting the call in high school and even his first experience in playing the guitar—an instrument he and his fellow St. Louis Jesuits led the way in introducing to the liturgy in the 1970s.
The Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J. (now the president of Creighton University) talks about a pivotal moment on his vocations journey during his undergraduate years.
Monks of Mount Angel Abbey (OR) discuss how to discern a potential vocation to the Benedictine religious order. The monks are of varying ages and each provides a good perspective on the process of discernment.
A USCCB / America magazine World Youth Day video in which Fr. James Martin, S.J., breaks down what the concept of ‘vocation’ is all about. (“Vocation is really about becoming the person who God really wants you to become,” he says.) He also discusses key discernment questions: What do I like to do? What gives me joy? What makes me energized?
Developed by the USCCB in partnership with Grassroots Films. Extensive, detailed look into vocations to the priesthood.
Humorous, informal, late-night-talk-show-esque ‘top ten’ list compiled by a young Franciscan. In his video, he fields the ten questions about being a Franciscan that he’s most often asked by laypeople; his answers are detailed, conversational and down-to-earth.
SPARK: Built by Serrans for Vocation Directors.
A service of Serra International, United States Council, in collaboration with the NCDVD.