Q. Can or should a person enter a seminary without knowing for sure whether he is called to be a priest?
A. A man can only be 100% certain that he is called to the priesthood at the moment of priestly ordination. Up until that point, he may engage in gradual discernment. It is sufficient that a man at first discern that he is called to try out the seminary and to discern in consultation with his formators and spiritual director a step at a time from there.
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