To make the most out of the program, we recommend:


  1. Doing your best to live a balanced, regular schedule while you are participating in the program. In particular, get enough sleep.

      • It’s very difficult to discern well if you are in a constant state of exhaustion or stress. Feeling overly tired or worried can be confused with spiritual desolation.

      • We understand your state of life might make this difficult, but we encourage you to do your best to take care of your body as you’re taking care of your soul. It’s amazing how much more fruitful your prayer life will be if you take care of yourself.

  2. Do your best to live an active Sacramental life.

      • In particular, try to stay close to the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. Daily Mass, time in Adoration, and frequent Reconciliation can all help foster your spiritual life and can make you more receptive to God’s call.

  3. Do the program tasks consistently and take your time on them.

      • The program is intentionally designed to have you do 2-3 tasks per week.

      • Since these tasks will ask you to do exercises that can affect your spiritual life, it is important to take these steps at a reasonable pace.

      • Spending ample time on tasks will allow for more fruitful reflections and will help you get more out of the formation workshops.

  4. Try your best to meet program deadlines.

      • Since you are being accompanied in this program by multiple other people, it is important to be respectful of their time and their own discernment journies.

      • If you are consistently late submitting workshops, it will be difficult for your critical friend to stay at the same pace as you. This will make the program less fruitful for both you and your critical friend.

      • When you receive an email notification about starting a new workshop, we recommend reading through the workshop tasks so you can plan ahead and allow enough time for the tasks.

  5. Reach out to our team┬áif there’s anything we can do to help.

      • Our team is here to serve you and we are always happy to answer questions or fix problems.

      • Please contact us in particular if your critical friend or mentor isn’t responding.