1. The person with a religious vocation increasingly finds that there is a restlessness of spirit that only the things of God seem to fill. Marriage may be attractive, but there is the question of whether or not God has something more in mind. A few questions to consider include:
Are you happy, yet find that deep within you there is an unfulfilled longing? With all that you have, is there is a sense that it is not enough?
Do you feel drawn to daily Mass and more prayer than your present schedule permits?
Do you enjoy sharing your faith with others, most especially those who are searching for God?
When you first considered religious life, did the idea catch you off-guard?
Do you find that you possess a great love for the Church and her teachings?
When you have contact with priests and religious, is there a sense of connection, an attraction to the joy and conviction they possess?
Even though there may be trials and hardships in discerning your vocation, it is a good sign if you have a deep peace about considering more closely a call to the consecrated life.