Vocations Month: Fr. Mike Schmitz

Click over here for a short interview with Fr. Mike Schmitz on his discernment process and some advice for those who want to know where God is calling them.

A couple highlights:

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A). Batman
B). A Lifeguard
C). A cross country ski instructor by day and guitar-playing singer at night in Vail, CO.

What should a young adult do who still isn’t sure what his or her vocation is?

Choose to grow in virtue. You will need to be virtuous no matter what your vocation is. Pray every day. Sacrifice for others (God and the people around you) on a regular basis. It doesn’t have to be huge, just something. Stay close to the Sacraments. Get more data. This means doing more than “wondering.” It means getting out there and finding more information (visiting a seminary or religious order, or asking the person out). Be more courageous than you have been.

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