VISION E-Vocation Newsletter

January 2009

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VISION launches monthly
electronic vocation newsletter

THE NEED for information, inspiration, and encouragement go hand-in-hand with discerning a vocation and serving in vocation ministry. That is why the editors of VISION Vocation Guide have launched E-Vocation, an electronic newsletter intended to help you keep in mind and call to mind your call by providing you with insightful tips, trends, and resources.

We hope you find the articles and links in E-Vocation useful in your personal discernment or ministry.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for items and features to include in future issues.

From our blogs

Sisters in Doubt

The newly released movie Doubt, starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams, was written and directed by pulitzer prize-winning author John Patrick Shanley. Shanley received his elementary education from the Sisters of Charity of New York at St. Anthony School in the Bronx. He based the character of the young Sister James on his first grade teacher, Sister of Charity Margaret McEntee. Read more online.

Former doorman closes the door on criminals

He's just the doorman." With those words residents of an upscale co-op in Manhattan dismissed the young Patrick Fitzgerald, who spent his summers working as a doorman to help pay for college. This Catholic schoolboy turned tough prosecutor is not now so easily dismissed. Fitzgerald, who holds the position of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern Division of the Northern District of Illinois, was once again in the spotlight with the recent of arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was charged with selling the Senate seat left vacant by President Elect Barak Obama. Read more online.

Keep in Mind

National Vocation Awareness Week begins this coming Sunday (January 11-17).

Things to do for inspiration:

Learn more about how noted Catholics found their call by following VISION's VocationCitings.

+ Follow the Take Five for Faith daily meditations on the VISION homepage.

Read the Alice, I'm Wondering column, in which renown Catholic author, scripture scholar, and lecturer Alice Camille offers insights to your soul-searching questions.

Read "Religious Life through the Centuries" in the current issue of VISION (click here to read the article on p. 50 in the digital edition online.)

Note to discerners:
Please check out the VISION Opportunities postings for education, service, and discernment opportunities.

Note to vocation directors:
Please review your VISION statistics, including reader profiles and your community's Match profile, online by logging in to the Advertiser Updater. All you need is your email address and the password you have created or will need to create.



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