VISION E-Vocation Newsletter

December 2009

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VISION counts its blessings

overflowing1.jpgTHE EDITORS of VISION Vocation Guide and are grateful to all of you--discerners, vocation directors, youth ministers, teachers, and parents--who have supported the VISION Vocation Network. Your commitment to serving the church by exloring religious life or promoting religious vocations--inspires and enriches us all.

Last year we had more than 7,000 people go through and 3,000 more have completed profiles since August. In addition, hundreds of thousands of discerners have visited the VISION website and read the print and digital versions of the guide.

What a hopeful sign for the future of religious life and the spiritual health of the church.

Happy New Year!


v10postersmallforweb.jpgVocation homilies, prayers, and resources for Vocation Awareness Week

IN PREPARATION for Vocation Awareness Week (Jan. 10-16, 2010), encourage folks to go through or read VISION online at

goodshep.jpgSample vocation homilies and prayers are also available on the VISION website at

VISION answers your questions

Sister Julie answers your vocation questions
The road to religious life.  More online . . .

Ask Alice about Catholicism
Homilies and why we have them.
More online . . .

From our blog

Holy sole and other monastery recipes.
More online . . .


Get in STEP

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. For more information go to the STEP homepage.

Keep in Mind

+ We recently refined our filters. Please go through VocationMatch again if you want to find additional or varied matches. 

+ What's going on in your neck of the woods? Check our Opportunities calendar to find out. Vocation directors, remember to post your upcoming events! 

+ Bloggers, please send us the links to your blogs so we can add them to VISION's extensive Blog Index.

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© 2009 VISION Vocation Guide, published by TrueQuest Communications
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