Come, O Merciful God, that I may ardently desire, prudently examine, truthfully acknowledge, and perfectly accomplish what is pleasing to Thee for the praise and glory of Thy name. Amen - Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas

“What will you do with your life? What are your plans? Have you ever thought of committing your existence totally to Christ? Do you think that there can be anything greater than to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus?” -Blessed John Paul II

“Dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ. He takes nothing away, and He gives you everything. When we give ourselves to Him, we receive a hundredfold in return.” -Pope Benedict XVI

Is God tugging at your heart, asking you to discern your vocation? Take a moment, say a prayer, and glance at some of the vocation material here. We have discernment material, event calendars, and community information. May the Lord bless your discernment of where He is calling you!

For vocations materials from various orders, stop by our Vocations Display located in the back of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas (along the back wall of the main sanctuary).

Upcoming Events:


Visit http://jesuitsmidwest.org/become for more information.

Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus 
New Ulm, MN

Contact them at (505)-766-4570 or handmaidvocation@gmail.com

Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecelia
Nashville, TN

Contact them at 615-256-0147 or vocation@op-tn.org.  Find more information at www.nashvilledominican.org.

Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
Ann Arbor, MI

Vocation Retreats

  • November 11-12th, 2017

Contact them at 734-994-7437.  Find more information at https://www.sistersofmary.org/.

Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Vocation Retreats

Contact them at 626-300-8938.  Find more information at https://carmelitesistersocd.com/.

Carmelite Hermitage
Lake Elmo, MN

Read about UST Alumni who have entered the Carmelites here.

Contact them at 1-877-227-6354 or visit http://www.carmelitehermitage.org/Site/ for more information about the hermits and the cloistered nuns.

Directory of Communities

Vision Info Community Directory offers an extensive list and contact information for all communities in the U.S. that can be found here.

Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis

This is a great resource for general vocation information as well as specifically discerning a call to serve in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. Find this information here.
Have you seen seminarians walking around campus and want to know more? We are privileged to have a major and a minor seminary on the campus of Saint Thomas.
St. John Vianney College Seminary
St. Paul School of Divinity