Guadalupe Men's Vocation Discernment House
Guadalupe Men's Vocation Discernment House serves as a home for men discerning a religious or other vocation and for other Catholic men who wish to live in a Catholic community.
Living at Guadalupe House is excellent preparation for the propaedeutic stage mandated by the Vatican for men who are seeking to enter religious life or the seminary. "This stage is intended to build a solid foundation in human and spiritual formation, including more intensive vocational discernment, before entering seminary" (Program of Priestly Formation).
What are you seeking?
Trying to figure out your future?
Are you seeking peace?
Have you asked where God wants you?
God has the answers to these questions. Guadalupe Men's Vocation Discernment House may help you to discover them.
Is your world supportive?
Today's noisy and distracting world makes it difficult to hear God's voice.
Maybe your friends and even your family are paying little or no attention to the spiritual life.
Many no longer believe that God exists or, if He does exist, that He cares.
A vocation house can help you set aside time to listen, while living in community with your brothers. You will discover your next step.
What is a Vocation?
God gives each of us a mission which will bring us to the greatest holiness and joy. This is called our vocation, which involves every aspect of our life.
What is a Vocation House?
One part of our vocation is our state in life: whether we are called to marriage, religious life, or single life. A Vocation House aims to help you discern between these states.
We do this by providing:
a supportive, Catholic environment
a lifestyle of simplicity, prayer, and fellowship
How does a Vocation House help me?
Minimizes the noise and distraction of today’s world
Provides an environment for contemplation and spiritual growth
Gives rise to an engaging, Catholic community
Encourages residents to surrender to the will of God, and clears a path toward their vocation
What is vocational discernment?
God works through various means (prayer life, community life, work, etc.) to guide us to the life He has in store. Discernment is guided entirely by the Holy Spirit. If you give God time, attention, and space in your life, He will show you what your next step should be.
Guadalupe House has
kitchen and 2 kitchenettes
laundry room (2 washers and 2 dryers)
3 and 1/2 baths
house parent's office
sitting room/ library
Guadalupe House is currently under reconstruction from severe water damage. Please consult this page for progress. Residents are temporarily housed in a nearby home until reconstruction is complete. Applications for residency are being accepted.
See also our general website which also includes information on Annunciation Women's Vocation Discernment House at www.VocationDiscernmentHouse.com
Information on the Confraternity of Penitents, which owns and operates the vocation houses, is at www.penitents.org