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December 2013 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter
 
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  • Welcome newcomers and Merry Christmas to all!

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Our favorite love story brought to life 

nativity.jpgAsk any child to tell you the story of Christmas, and you will hear all about Mary and Joseph, the donkey, the inn, the star, the three kings, and baby Jesus.

The message is simple: Out of love, God became human to show us the way of love. It is a story that bears repeating. It is a story worthy of our unceasing attention. It is a story worthy of our lives.

How will you live out the story of Christmas in your own life?

A vocation director can help you discern.
 


Why is there a church calendar? 

RECENT POST TO QUESTIONS CATHOLICS ASK by Alice Camille

liturgical_calendar.gifChristianity, with its roots in Jewish thought and practice, adopted its sense of the sacred character of time from Israelite history. Jesus grounded the meaning of the first Eucharistic ritual in the liberation event of Passover. As a result the celebration of Easter is configured each year with the Jewish Passover, and the entire liturgical year conforms backwards and forwards from that date.

The need to embrace the sacred character of all of life’s seasons, both tearful and joyful, remains evident in the longing of Advent, the penitential nature of Lent, and the alleluias of Easter. The church continues to acknowledge divine victories won over sin and death in both the Incarnation and the Paschal mysteries celebrated at Christmas and Easter. . . . Read more>>

Three habits to make a better disciples 
A VISION VOCATION NETWORK VIDEO 

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Find more prayer and discernment videos on our youtube channel, facebook page, as well as the VISION Vocation Network website.

Check out our calendar of events

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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: Pope Francis first religious to be named TIME's person of the year
Digital Edition: Questions people may ask about your vocation


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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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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.

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Take our Tiny Snapshot Survey on Pope Francis and Religious Life on VISION's home page (scroll down).  

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COMMUNITIES:
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