We are a Catholic lay apostolate dedicated to helping reform, renew, and rebuild The Church. For too long the church has been plagued by far too many priests whos pedigree is more akin to Judas than Peter.

We believe that God still calls good men to His priesthood. It is our desire to do whatever we can to assist those men in properly discerning God's call. To help fortify them throughout their formation and provide continued support throughout their lives.

This video novena is our first of, God willing, several resources created for men discerning and in formation to the priesthood. We have several other resources in the works to help Catholic men through all stages of discernment and formation to the priesthood. We need your help to make them a reality. 


Above all else please keep our mission in your prayers. Our patron saints include: St. John Vianney, St. Peter Damian, St. Josemaria Escriva, St. Jerome, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Hildegard, and though we are not usually in a habit of premature canonizations Fulton Sheen and Mother Angelica.

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Fr. Ananias has been a Vowed Religious of the Order of Saint Benedict for more than 35 years and a Priest for the last 27 of these.  While attempting to faithfully live-out his Sacred Callings, he has been Confessor, Spiritual Director and Counselor to 27 men who dared to discern.


If he had free time, he would resume dabbling in painting and iconography.



What's the mission of Dare2Discern

To provide resources and support for men discerning a call to the holy priesthood. We need holy, orthodox, faithful, and courageous priests now more than ever.

Isn't it up to the seminaries to make priests?

We believe the formation for the priesthood starts at baptism and is finished when a priest enters into the beatific vision after death. While seminaries are an important aspect of priestly formation it is important to remember that you don't become a priest simply by "going to seminary." You become a priest by receiving the sacrament of Holy Orders. The vices and virtues, the habits sacred and profane that you possess before you recieve Holy Orders will be the same ones you have when you become a priest. We believe the laity has a special role in supporting our future priests in a special way. Most espicially through our prayers and sacrafices.

Who is the discernment novena for?

Any and every single Catholic man of character!


contact us at info@dare2discern.com