VISION is a publication of the National Religious Vocation Conference

RoadwithLogoNew.jpg

 February 2013 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter 

  • Welcome newcomers!

  • Looking for Lenten events in your area?
    Check out upcoming events on VISION's Calendar

  • Join our Lenten Check-in Photo Contest. See details below.


Farewell, Pope Benedict XVI


farewellpopebenedict.jpgFEBRUARY 28 marks the last day of POPE BENEDICT XVI's papacy. As of March 1, he will be addressed as "Your Holiness Benedict XVI," and referred to as "emeritus pope." He will continue to wear a white cassock, but he is turning in his red loafers for brown ones, according to a Vatican statement released on Feb. 26, 2013.
      Pope Benedict XVI promised his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor in his farewell speech to cardinals. He plans to spend the remaining years of his life in prayer and meditation, as he becomes the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.


How will they choose the new pope?

For a fun and informative tutorial about how the new pope will be chosen, check out this video from our friends at Busted Halo:
bustedhalo_pickingapope.jpg

Show us your Lenten resolve

lentencheckin.jpgI PROMISE TO . . . We are well into Lent and the VISION editors want to know how you are keeping up with your Lenten promises! 

Join our Lenten Check-in Photo Contest via our Facebook page and show us your Lenten practice in action. Or click here to enter. We want pictures of those French Fries you aren't eating, or that church you’re making a visit to each morning!

Winner of this contest automatically becomes a contender for the “Best of VISION post" to be featured in the in the next addition of Vision Vocation Guide.
You have until March 23rd to submit your entry and will be notified on Holy Thursday if you are the lucky winner.

Lenten notes:
The perfection of the Lord's Prayer

lordsprayer2.jpgTHE EARLY CHURCH FATHER Tertullian called the Lord’s Prayer the perfect summary of the whole gospel. The heart of the prayer is an invitation to God to make the kingdom coming a present reality. The fulfillment of that kingdom is the end of all need, so we pray for what mortals need most: provisions, pardon, and protection.

The prayer begins with “you” statements and ends with “we” petitions. That makes sense because faithful people must begin with submission to God’s will before we can anticipate its fulfillment in our present needs. God’s will first; then ours.

. . . Jesus instructs us to begin our prayer intimately, calling on God with the familiarity of a child. Knowing the Holy Name of God presumes intimacy: In the ancient world, such knowledge gave you a certain inside track in a relationship. . . . Everything about this prayer invites God to bring this world ever more closely in line with the new creation promised in Jesus.

Excerpted from Questions Catholics Ask: Why Is the Lord's Prayer so importantant. Read more here.

Check out our Calendar of events

feb13.jpgFIND LENTEN discernment, service, and educational events in your area.

Meet men and women who have chosen religious life and others still on the journey.

Note to communities: Don't forget to post your upcoming events on the calendar. Click here to add your event, or simply email us the information and we'll post it for you. You may view events on our facebook page as well.

 

Recent posts on the VISION Vocation Network

RECENT POSTS ON:
SpiritCitings: Place your pontiff picks
Questions Catholics Ask: Young adults: How can the Pope resign?
Can Catholic doctrine change in light of new information?
Take Five for Faith
: Give the gift of love


Short takes for VISION Community Sponsors

visionposter_2011smallest.jpgTIME TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF VISION IN PRINT, ONLINE, AND DIGITAL FORMAT. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR CALL US AT 1-800-942-2811.

vision_2011smallest.jpgLOG IN TO THE ADVERTISER AREA TO VIEW YOUR STATISTICS AND REVIEW YOUR COMMUNITY'S VOCATION MATCH PROFILE.


st._john_the_apostle.gif



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.

 E-Vocation Sponsors

417_nov_enews_balance.jpg

069_evocnews_jan_2013.jpg

107ad_e-vocationad_v13.jpg




KEEP IN MIND

--------------+

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

Find more tips here.

--------------+

Take our Tiny Snapshot Survey on Religious Life 

--------------+

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.


--------------+

VOCATION NETWORK usccb-1_120x120.jpg
listed as a key resource on the U.S. Catholic Bishops' revised vocations website (former 10 ten list). 


--------------+

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


--------------+

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



--------------+

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

facebook.pngtwitter.pngyoutube.png

 











 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

To view it online, please click here to view in your browser: #
Unsubscribe me from this list
© 2013 VISION Vocation Guide, published by TrueQuest Communications
on behalf of the National Religious Vocation Conference