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Discernment: Preparing the Way

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Mary J. Novak, J.D., M.A., demystifies the ancient process of discernment and offers practical ways to enter into a discerning way of life.

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Overview

We all want to be able to prayerfully discern important choices in ministry and life. For discernment to be an integral part of our lives, however, we must develop daily practices we can employ when it is time to engage in discernment.

Mary J. Novak, J.D., M.A., demystifies the ancient process of discernment and offers practical ways to enter into a discerning way of life.

This presentation can viewed as a follow-up to “Discernment: Recognizing God’s Voice Within,” by Carol Marozzi, SSJ, which is available on-demand.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Review the elements of and conditions for good discernment;
  2. Identify specific prayer practices that help facilitate discernment; and
  3. Learn the difference between discerning big choices versus making everyday decisions.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. When has discernment gone well in my life or in my community?
  2. What was critical to that discernment process?
  3. How can I become more discerning?