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Don't miss these great articles
in the 2012 VISION Vocation Guide
|The award-winning VISION Vocation Guide has an outstanding editorial line up in its 2012 edition--available now in print and digital format.
Be a saint in you own way,
Fr. James Martin, SJ
How to nurture inner silence,
Abbot Christopher Jamison, OSB
Sisters form a colorful bouquet, Mother Shaun Vergauwen, FSE
Blessed are they who comfort the mourners, Mattew Kuczora, CSC
Why I love being a brother,
Br. Dwyer, FPM
Religious communities help in Haiti, text by Carol Schuck Scheiber, photos courtesy of various religious communities
Created in community, compiled by Joel Schorn
Truth in stenciling, text by Patrice Tuohy, photo by Curtis Long
A user's guide on the ways to pray, Linus Mundy
Available as downloadable pdf handouts:
See also our special follow-up article on World Youth Day, "The World Youth Day effect: Change for the better."
Users help VISION develop enhanced Match
New VocationMatch.com offers more options to fine-tune answers and Match results
|The newly enhanced Vocation Match online mini-discernment process.
IT TAKES some getting used to, but the new Match gives you a clearer understanding of how the system works and what you can do to modify your results.
Vocation Match is a great tool for learning about yourself and the religious communities, institutes, and church vocations available to Catholics.
Thanks to hundreds of VISION Vocation Match users who responded to our follow up survey, we were able to improve the Vocation Match experience.
We continue to make tweaks and adjustments, and we welcome feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NOTE: We encourage communities outside the U.S. to participate in the Match. The request for a more international presence was one of the top suggestions for improvement to the Match. Contact us for more information.
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Why can we go to Mass on Saturday evening instead of Sunday?
From Sr. Julie answers your vocations questions:
I feel called to be a sister but I'm not yet 18
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