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JUNE 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.


Woo-hoo! VISION wins 8 Catholic Press awards
for editorial excellence in our print and online offerings

silentpreachers.gifEach year in June the Catholic Press Association announces its awards for work published in the prior year. VISION 2014 received the following honors: 
 
BEST PHOTO STORY ORIGINATING WITH A MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER

First Place: “Silent preachers amid nature's song” by Anne Marie O'Kelley, Joel Schorn, Carol Schuck Scheiber (text); photos provided by the monastery 

BEST ESSAY  
First Place: “Chastity in real life” by Father Matthew Kuczora, C.S.C.  

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE 
First Place: “There's no gap when it comes to these generations” by Heidi Schlumpf

BEST ESSAY  
Second Place: “5 signs religious life may be right for you” by Sister Colleen Smith, A.S.C.J.

BEST ONLINE CONTENT NOT PUBLISHED IN PRINT
Second Place: “Questions Catholics Ask” by Alice Camille

BEST ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER
Third Place: “VISION E-Vocation Newsletter: Call to Mind God's Call” by Patrice J. Tuohy--Hey, that's this newsletter! 

BEST COVERAGE OF VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD- RELIGIOUS LIFE OR DIACONATE Third Place: “Know thyself: A priest finds his way” by Pat Morrison

BEST ESSAY  
Honorable Mention: “Our service is our prayer” by Sister Pat Dowling, C.B.S.

HORIZON, the National Religious Vocation Conferences professional journal for those in vocation ministry, also was a big winner this year with six Catholic Press Association awards.

Congratulations to our authors and editors for their commendable work providing our readers with a multimedia resource that is trusted, respected, and consistently outstanding!

 

Order your copies of VISION 2015 
featuring a special section for the Year of Consecrated Life 

v15_cover_web.gifOrder your copies of VISION 2015 now, which includes a special section in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life and includes the special bonus of two parish posters--a multilingual poster of the cover and a poster of a timeline of Consecrated Life through the ages.

VISION 2015 is officially published August 1, 2014. 
Multilingual bookmarks will also be available. For your convenience, you may order these resources online or call 800-942-2811.

Other special Year of Consecrated Life resources for dioceses, parishes, teachers, youth ministers and parents, will be available in the fall. Stay tuned for more information.

At left is a sneak preview of the VISION 2015 cover. 


VISION and NRVC unveil
a special Year of Consecrated Life logo
 
Feel free to download to use in your vocation resources

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With the theme of "Wake Up the World!"--inspired by Pope Francis' call to action to the men and women in Consecrated Life--VISION Vocation Guide and its parent organization, the National Religious Vocation Conference, have developed a logo for use throughout the Year of Consecrated Life.

You may feel free to download the logo to use in your own resources to promote this year-long celebration of the unique lives and witness of those in consecrated life, which will include:

     - renewal for men and women in consecrated life 
     - thanksgiving among the faithful for the service of religious sisters, brothers, priests,            nuns, and others in consecrated life 
     - invitation to young Catholics to consider a religious vocation


IMPORTANT DATES DURING THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
     Nov. 29, 2014  Opening Prayer Vigil
     Nov.30, 2014  Opening Mass with Pope Francis
     Feb. 1, 2016  First Sunday of Advent Closing Prayer Vigil  
     Feb. 2, 2016  Closing Mass with Pope Francis on World Day of Consecrated Life 

VISION and NRVC are developing a number of resources that you will be free to use in addition to the Year of Consecrated Life logo. More information to follow. 


Ten things to know about discerning a vocation 
A VISION VOCATION NETWORK VIDEO 

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Find more information on vocation, 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 the VISION calendar for 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.

Sign up for alerts so that you won't miss events that are of particular interest to you. 

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

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Two Michigan towns are neck and neck in vocations 

Questions Catholics Ask:
What is the Immaculate Heart of Mary
What is the Sacred Heart of Jesus





Short takes for VISION Community Sponsors

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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: 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.

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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VOCATION NETWORK usccb honor
listed as a key resource on the U.S. Catholic Bishops' revised vocations website (former top 10 list).
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VISION READER STATS
Click here for VISION reader statistics from the past five years--since the inception of Vocation Match.


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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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