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February 2014 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter
 
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  • Welcome newcomers!

  • Check out upcoming events on VISION's Calendar

  • ORDER your copies of the upcoming VISION 2015: A special expanded issue for the Year of Consecrated Life.


Love is the biggest winner

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Well beyond victory and defeat, our defining characteristic is that we are loved. 


"WE ARE an Easter people and alleluia is our song!" Those words of St. Augustine sum up the hope of Christians. Despite disappointments, injustices, and crushing defeats, we do not despair, because we are "the Easter people," as Pope John Paul II later stated it. Sin and death have been conquered and love reigns.

Next time you miss your mark or slide off course, remember that this moment of failure does not begin to define who you are. Your defining characteristic, above all else, is that you are loved by the source of all love, and you will remain in the light of that love for all time.

No wonder Alleluia is our song!
 


Is it okay for Christians to be rich? 

RECENT POST TO QUESTIONS CATHOLICS ASK by Alice Camille

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Wealthy folks have told me they reject Christianity categorically because it's a religion for poor people. The gospel, however, is for "all the world," including every zip code. The task for rich Christians is to make sure that the distance between zip codes isn't so vast that the wealthy forget their commitments to the disadvantaged.

The suspicion that the well-to-do aren't welcome among the people of God doesn't come from the Old Testament. . . . . Read more>>



How to know what God wants for you as you discern 
A VISION VOCATION NETWORK VIDEO 

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



Check out our calendar of events

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Check out upcoming retreats, talks, and discernment, service, and educational opportunities posted on VISION's calendar: 
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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:
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Italian monastery becomes destination for bargain seeking brides

Pope Francis' 2015 Year of Consecrated Life initial plans revealed


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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.

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