Please pray for those
in consecrated life
AS YOU CONSIDER your own vocation, please take time to pray for others who have already made their life choice. In particular during the coming week, please pray for those in consecrated life. Here is a short petition found on the USCCB site to guide you:
We are thankful for all who have responded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to be a religious priest, brother, sister, hermit, or consecrated virgin. May they, and all members of Secular Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life experience the support of the Church as they continue their growth in holiness.
Connect with communities this week in honor of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
Check out the Vision Vocation Events Calendar for upcoming gatherings, retreats, or programs near you
Feb. 6, 2011 is World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. To find upcoming opportunities in your area or among the communities to which you feel drawn, go to VISION's Opportunity Events 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.
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