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March 2014 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter
 
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  • Welcome newcomers!

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


Help us to understand what Catholics think
about religious sisters, brothers, and priests

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VISION's special survey for 2015 the Year of Consecrated Life for all Catholics


VISION is seeking input from young and discerning Catholics for our survey on contemporary thoughts on the importance and influence of men and women religious and others who choose consecrated life. Please take a moment to complete our short survey. The results will be featured in the next issue of VISION Vocation Guide.

 

Energize your prayer life this Lent

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“Together, like ribbons around a package, the Liturgy of the Hours ties up our days and nights, all they contain, and all God has given us, as we offer ourselves and the world with praise, thanksgiving, and the hope of being made eternally holy and acceptable in God’s presence.”  --Brother Francis Wagner, O.S.B.

Liturgy of the Hours is essentially an “ordered round” of common prayer. It follows the rhythms of the day, the rhythms of the seasons, the rhythms of the centuries. There are a total of seven offices or hours of common prayer in the Roman Catholic tradition: 

Matins or Vigils—Night prayer
Lauds—Prayer at dawn
Terce—Prayer at midmorning
Sext—Noon prayer
None—Prayer at midafternoon
Vespers—Evening prayer
Compline—Before retiring
 

The Liturgy of the Hours is principally a prayer of praise and petition, and the psalms are at the heart of this prayer form. These psalms capture the full realm of human experience, with biblical songs of petition, lament, thanksgiving, praise, complaint, trust.

The Liturgy of the Hours has never been intended only for monks and clergy. As a matter of fact, it is a form of prayer shared by everyday Christians from the early centuries right up to our own day. We are earnestly invited to join in. . . .
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How to narrow your vocation options 
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.



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

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Recent posts on the VISION Vocation Network

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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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KEEP IN MIND

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YOUR INPUT NEEDED:
Please take our Survey on Consecrated Life
. Results to be featured in the VISION 2015 Special Issue for the Year of Consecrated Life.

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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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COMMUNITIES:
Be part of the award-winning VISION Vocation Network. Special Enhanced issue planned for 2015 Year of Consecrated Life.
Call us today at 800-942-2811 or email us, and we can give you information on the many options available for you.

TUTORIAL VIDEOS: Confused on how to check your VISION reader stats or update your community's Vocation Match profile. Click here and here to view our helpful instructional videos.


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