Thursday, January 10, 2008

Vocation Defined

A Vocation is a calling from God for you to attain a particular state in life.

It is derived from the Latin word vocare meaning "to call".

Vocation is not limited to callings to the priesthood or other church-related roles. Likewise, Vocation can include (but is certainly not limited to) one's career.

The Vocations we will be examining this semester are:
  • Priesthood
  • Religious Life
  • Marriage
  • Permanent Diaconate (Deacons)
  • Committed Single Life

Finally, every vocation develops through stages, and all share five of these in common:

  1. Discernment
  2. Challenges / Sacrifice
  3. Formation
  4. Commitment
  5. Fulfillment

We will discuss each stage in detail, beginning next time with Discernment. Until then,

Ad Jesum per Mariam,

Mr. B

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