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September 2011 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter 


 

Special welcome to newcomers
to our monthly E-Vocation newsletter!

Answering the call to evangelization,
Likes God facebook page launched
For curious Catholics looking for information and inspiration

THE VISION VOCATION NETWORK is the proud sponsor of

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Please check out and LIKE our Likes God page!

LikesGod.com and Likes God on Facebook and Twitter, a place to find information and inspiration about Catholic spirituality, teachings, scripture and tradition.

Please take a moment to peruse our page, and above all "LIKE" our Likes God page. Please also comment on our posts.

In the spirit of the Pope's call to a new evangelization, we want everyone to know that there are plenty of us out there who "like God," and appreciate the great gifts of our faith!



Don't miss these great articles
in the 2012 VISION Vocation Guide


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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

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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 mail@vocationguide.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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COPIES OF VISION have mailed. If you haven't plbookmark11.gifaced your order for the 2012 issue and free bookmarks, please do so now. New this year: A 16-x-21-inch poster included in every issue.

Please help promote vocations. Make sure your local parish and Catholic schools, campus ministry office, youth ministry, etc have VISION on hand.

Order online or email us at mail@vocationguide.org.

 

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      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 pjtuohy@truequest.biz.

      Please share your own stories on the positive influence priest, brothers, sisters had on you. Email your stories to: jschorn@truequest.biz.


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      KEEP IN MIND
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      GOT QUESTIONS?
      VISION HAS ANSWERS:

      New from Ask Alice
      about Catholicism:
      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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      VOCATION SEEKERS:
      The updated Vocation Match program gives you more feedback on why you may not be matching with certain communities and what you can do to improve your results.

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      VOCATION NETWORK usccb-1_120x120.jpg
      is on the U.S. Catholic Bishops'
      list
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      STATISTICS:
      LOOK WHO'S INTERESTED
      IN RELIGIOUS LIFE

      Click here for VISION reader statistics from the past five years--since the inception of VocationMatch.com.

       
      VOCATION DIRECTORS:  
      Please log in to VISION's Advertiser/Sponsor area to review your community's response statistics or update your community's Match profile.

      Log in with your email address and a password you have created (or will be asked to create). Click the Forgot password link if you don't remember your password.

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      BLOGGERS:
      Please send us the links to your blogs so we can add them to VISION's extensive Blog Index.

       
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      GO AHEAD--GIVE US A PIECE OF YOUR MIND   
      Please read and post comments on our blog, and social network pages, particularly:

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