Young Boston Priest Hosts YouTube Series for Men Considering Priesthood

The Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Boston has created a one-of-a-kind video series called “Scivias: Know the Ways of the Lord” as a vocational discernment guide for men considering the priesthood.

The series is narrated by millennial priest Fr. Michael Zimmerman, who hopes it will help young men recognize how pursuing God’s plan for their lives will fulfill their greatest desires.

“Most men don’t even know where to begin with asking God what His will is for their lives,” Father Zimmerman says. “They would often say they wanted to be open and asked God to tell them, but they didn’t know how to go further. I’m convinced that God prepares a heart to say “yes” to His plan, before He reveals it.”

Each short episode in the Scivias series is about 5 minutes long. There are a total of 27 videos in the series, and they will be released in 3 parts: 1.) Knowing Yourself 2.) Your Life As A Sacrificial Gift and 3.) Understanding the Life and Ministry of an Ordained Priest.

Father Michael explains, “What the Church means by ‘discernment’ is learning how to recognize a calling of God’s voice inviting us to choose the one thing that He wills for us and is best for us among many good options.”

In addition to online streaming options on Facebook and YouTube, those interested in Scivias can sign up for early access and exclusive content such as a special guidebook to aid one in personal prayer and reflection, at

Here is a link to the series trailer.

Anyone who is interested in a vocation to the priestly or religious life in the Diocese of Allentown is encouraged to contact Father Mark Searles, Director of the Office for Vocations Promotion, at


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