VISION is a publication of the National Religious Vocation Conference

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   June 2012 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter 

  • Welcome newcomers! Please like us/follow us/post comments on our social network pages, including facebook. With your help we can promote religious life and encourage young men and women to consider this joyful and rewarding life path. 

  • VISION 2013 availble soon:
    Order your copies now, includes a cover poster in every issue!  

  • VISION 2012 wins Catholic Press Assocation Award for General Excellence and Best Essay! Read judges comments here  

 

Vocation: "The marvelous meeting between God and human beings" through prayer
Excerpts from a recent Vatcian document on vocations

madonnapraying.jpgTHE VATCAN RECENTLY ISSUED 
"Pastoral Guidelines for Fostering Vocations to Priestly Ministy." Here are some insights from that document that apply to anyone who is discerning God's call: 

The Gospels present vocation as a marvellous meeting between God and human beings. 

"It is really God himself," [said Blessed John Paull II], "the 'Lord of the harvest,' who chooses his labourers; his call is always undeserved and unexpected. And yet, in the mystery of God’s covenant with us, we are called to cooperate with his providence, and to use the powerful tool which he has placed in our hands: prayer! This is what Jesus himself asked us to do: 'Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest!'"

Prayer moves the heart of God. For believers, prayer becomes the great school of life, teaching them to look with evangelical wisdom at the world and at the needs of each human being. Above all, it unites hearts to the same charity and compassion of Christ for humanity.

Read the entire document on at nrvc.net.  

 

Order the 2013 VISION Vocation Guide
and multilingual boomarks

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  • Stories from men and women who used VISION and Vocation Match in their discernment

  • How to stay open to God's call and other articles on prayer and discernment

  • A dictionary for discerners

  • Articles by relgious priests, brothers, and sisters on why they love their vocations.

  • Articles on being Catholic, including what Catholics mean by "authority"

  • Reflection on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II              

  • Directory of hundreds of Men's and Women's religious communities along with beautiful display ads that give you insight into the diversity of mission, charism, and lifestyle among Catholic orders and religious institutes   

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Recent post from Questions Catholics Ask

IN THE BIBLE, Wisdom refers variously to smart decision-making, wise teaching, a body of literature, one particular book, a remarkable woman, and the person of Jesus. But let’s start at the beginning. Wisdom is originally presented as a divine attribute: an aspect of God to be imitated by those made in God’s likeness. . . . >>Read more.
 

 

 

Check out our Calendar of events/
We're now on Meetup too

FIND discernment, service, and educational events in your area.
Community- and diocesan-sponsored events are posted on the VocationNetwork calendar online, on Facebook, and now on Meetup (still in the process of posting upcoming events there).

Be brave. Get involved. Meet others seeking answers. Help others in need. You will be glad you did!

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See the Spirit at work in the world:
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Short takes for discerners

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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 Patrice Tuohy at pjtuohy@truequest.biz.

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

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KEEP IN MIND
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VOCATION SEEKERS:
TIP: As you learn more about religious life, your preferences may change. You may want to go through the Match several times during the period you are exploring religious life.

Here is a short video reminding you of how to use Vocation Match as you discern your life's calling.

Find more tips here.

 

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COMMUNITIES:
Be part of the award-winning VISION Vocation Network.
Call us today at 800-942-2811 or email us, and we can give you information on the many options available for you.


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is on the U.S. Catholic Bishops'
list
of Top 10 Vocation w
ebsites!


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LOOK WHO'S INTERESTED
IN RELIGIOUS LIFE

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


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VOCATION DIRECTORS:  Email us keywords to add to your online listing to improve your search results.


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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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