Come and See

Discernment Opportunities

One of the best ways to assist in your discernment is to visit a seminary or religious house and meet the people who live there. This gives discerners an opportunity to see what daily life is like in these places, and can spark new friendships both with fellow young people discerning their vocation and with seminarians and religious novices who can be a great support along the way. 

The Office of Vocations periodically sponsors these sorts of trips. If there are any upcoming trips, the information will be found below. Also, individual discerners can always request to make a private visit themselves. The Office of Vocations is very willing to schedule these visits. If you are interested, contact one of the vocation directors.

Upcoming Trips

College Seminary "Come and See" Retreat                                                                                       Men   April 3-5, 2020 (Palm Sunday Weekend)

Saint Joseph Seminary College offers a retreat for high school men (juniors and seniors) who are interested in learning more about seminary life. The retreat lasts from Friday evening through Sunday lunch and gives discerners a chance to get a feel for the seminary routine and meet seminarians and professors. The Palm Sunday retreat gives an opportunity to also experience the grand liturgical life of the Benedictines of Saint Joseph Abbey. 

If you would like to attend this retreat please email Fr. Nick Adam:


The Diocese of Jackson offers these discernment trips at no cost to the attendants.

If you are interested in supporting a trip, please contact the Office of Vocations

Diocese of Jackson

Attn: Office of Vocations

PO Box 2248
Jackson, MS 39225-2248

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