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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 Fr. Nick at


Summer Quo Vadis Days

Quo Vadis? is a question that tradition holds St. Peter asked the risen Jesus as he fled Rome to escape persecution. He asked Jesus, “Domine, quo vadis?” “Lord, where are you going?” and Jesus responded, “I’m going to Rome to be crucified in your place.” This encounter led Peter to draw courage and give his life for the Lord and His Church. 

This will be the theme of a 3-day retreat July 25-28 open to young men ages 15-35 at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Center in Chatawa, Mississippi. If you are interested in registering please email Fr. Nick Adam, Vocation Director, at


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

If you are interested in supporting an event, please contact the Office of Vocations

Diocese of Jackson

Attn: Office of Vocations

PO Box 22723

Jackson, MS 39225-2248

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