Thank you for a year filled with blessings
THE EDITORS OF VISION vocation guide are very grateful for the opportunity we have had to serve you in the past year. Whether you have just begun thinking about the direction you'd like to go in your life or you are switching courses in midway, we are glad that our paths have crossed and that we have been able to provide some avenues for you to consider.
Advent is the season for seekers. It is the season for those on the verge of encountering God in the most unexpected ways. We wish you many blessings as you seek and find. Please don't hesitate to let us know what more we can do to assist you.
Your friends at VISION Vocation Network
Please promote vocations
during January's Vocation Awareness Week
Vocation Awareness Week is January 9-15, 2011. Please invite firends, fellow students, or family member, to consider religious vocation--It is a joyful life that is rarely presented as an option. Send seekers to www.vocation-network.org for information and resources.
Looking to connect with communities or other seekers during the Christmas season?
Check out the Vision Vocation Events Calendar for upcoming gatherings, retreats, or programs near you
To find upcoming opportunities in your area or among the communities to which you feel drawn, go to VISION's Opportunity Calendar, or go through VocationMatch.com to see which of your matching communities have posted opportunities on VISION (if a community has an upcoming event, you will see a little chainlink icon running along the top of the listing).
Important note to Vocation Directors: Please don't forget to post your upcoming discernment, service, and educational events on VISION's website. Click here to do so.
Wonder what priests, brothers, and
sisters do all day? Follow our blog:
SpiritCitings: Seeing the Spirit at work in the world
LINK TO VISION (http://www.vocation-network.org) on your ministry, parish, or community websites and on your blogs and social networking pages.
RELIGIOUS LIFE TIMELINE available in a downloadable pdf format on online at the VISION website. Please feel free to copy and distribute.
DISCOUNTED RATES ON THEOLOGY COURSES 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.
Editors are standing by
VISION READERS, please let us know what more we can do to help you in your discernment or ministry. We welcome your feedback. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share your own stories on the positive influence priest, brothers, sisters had on you. Email your stories to: email@example.com.
KEEP IN MIND
VISION HAS ANSWERS.
Sister Julie of anunslife.org answers your vocation questions:
How can I find a good spiritual director?
Ask award-winning Catholic author and scholar Alice Camille about Catholicism:
Why do Catholics believe in the Immaculate Conception?
Why are there parishes?
VOCATION MATCH USERS:
We encourage you to send your profile to the communities with whom you match. Vocation Directors are skilled at helping people discern their vocation and are happy to help even if you are newly discerning or unsure just where you are being called.
on U.S. Catholic Bishop's
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IN RELIGIOUS LIFE
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