Catholic Culture: How did you know God was calling you to be a priest?

Oct 6, 2022

I knew God was calling me to be a priest the way you know who your best friend is or what your favorite hobby is. I listened to my heart and allowed Him to guide me. Many times people ask, “What do you want to be?” but the best question is, “What does God want you to be?”

In my journey, God guided me to be a priest. For others He has guided them to be doctors, teachers or other paths. I pray you listen to your heart and allow God to guide you that you may have a very happy life.

By Father Jorge Torres, a priest of the Orlando Diocese who serves as executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, October 06, 2022