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On being and becoming
ON CHRISTMAS DAY we celebrate God's entrance into human history. The essence of this event is about being and becoming. We know who God becomes: the Word made flesh; and we know who God is, was, and ever shall be: our savior.
But who are you now and who do you want to become? You can be a light to the world; you can be part of God’s saving plan; you can be a joy to the world.
You only need to accept the gifts you’ve already received from Jesus Christ: "grace upon grace" (John 1:16).
Merry Christmas and happy becoming!
We're looking for Vocation Match users
for a vocation-promotion poster
|YOU OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES: Please be part
of our Vocation Match poster.
IF YOU'VE used VISION guide and/or the Vocation Match or Community Search service and found this award-winning resource helpful in finding a community or church vocation that is right for you, we'd love to include you in a vocation poster we're designing.
Details: Please email us your name, the vocation you've chosen or are seriously discerning, and any additional details you'd like to share. We will also need a nice portrait-style photo of you.
Please don't be shy. Telling your vocation story is part of the Pope's call to evangelization. We definitely want others to see the happy faces of those who are seriously discerning or who have recently chosen their vocation--and we want future discerners to know that VISION is a reliable vocation guide.
Vocations Awareness Week, Jan. 9-14, 2012
Have copies of VISION guide and bookmarks on hand
PLEASE HELP PROMOTE VOCATIONS. Make sure your local parish makes note of it in their bulletins. Remind the folks at your church, school, or campus ministry office to have VISION guides and bookmarks on hand. Order online or email us at email@example.com.
See the Spirit at work in the world:
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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:
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From Sr. Julie answers your vocations questions:
Which community is right for me?
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.
TIP: Use the "Importance Slider" to improve your match results. Read more.
COMMUNITIES: Not part of VISION? Please contact us and we can give you information on the many options available for communities to participate in the award-winning VISION Vocation Network.
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