VISION E-Vocation Newsletter

August 2009

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Check out the 2010 website and Sr. Julie Vieira's Q & A column on vocations

VISION 2010 is now available in print and online.

Highlights of the 2010 VISION Guide:

  • A stunning photo story on sacred worship spaces. Please note:Additional photos that could not be placed in the magazine due to space constraints have been posted online.
  • The poem "Just take it," commisssioned specifically for the Art of Discernment section in VISION Vocation Guide and written by noted poet Francican Father Larry Janowski.
  • Engaging insightful articles on discerning a vocation, living as a religious sister, brother, and priest, and being Catholic.

New and enhanced 2010 website features:

  • Open design and easier to navigate homepage with news and ads clearly displayed
  • Ask Sr. Julie blog on vocations, written by Immaculate Heart of Mary sister and A Nun's Life blogger, Julie Vieira
  • Ask Alice column on Catholicism written by respected and award-winning author Alice Camille
  • RSS feed for our all of our blogs and new postings
  • Newly enhanced digital version of the guide
  • Articles and resources in Spanish and French

Please explore these and other popular features of VISION in print and online, including our popular Opportunities section and VocationMatch service.

To view final reader response statistics for VISION 2009, click here. Make sure to select 2009 for the year. More than 7,000 discerners completed online profiles!

VISION continues its partnership with STEP's online theology program

YOUR CONNECTION WITH VISION as a discerner, Vocation Director, religious educator, member of a religious institute allows you to receive discounted rates on online theology courses offered through the University of Notre Dame's STEP program. Update and renew your knowledge of the Catholic faith with convenient and affordable classes on written by respected Catholic thinkers and instructors. For more information go to the STEP homepage.


Order free VISION bookmarks & posters

IF YOU haven't done so already, please take a moment to place your order for the FREE VISION 2010 vocation materials: guide. poster, bookmarks. You may order online at:, email your order to, or call in your order to 800-942-2811.

From our blogs

Missionary of the Sacred Heart Fr. Anthony Toma describes how volunteering can help us discern our calling. More online . . .

Nuns' notworthy advice, "“Let the choices you make today be choices you can live with tomorrow." More online . . .

Seton Hall Charity Sisters head for the majors. More online . . .

Keep in Mind

of men and women who have entered religious life in the past 15 years--those in initial formation through final profession. Please email to us by Aug. 10, if possible.

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