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DECEMBER 2014 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter
 




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good_king_wenceslas.jpgResolve to build your Christian legacy

Legend surrounds the brief life of Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907-935), originally venerated because of his martyrdom but most remembered today because of a Christmas carol that celebrates him as a model of generosity.

Separating fact from fiction may be difficult after 1,000 years, but your own record of generosity should be easier to tally. Will anyone sing praises of your generosity a millennium from now? A hundred years? Ten minutes after you are gone? If not, what can you do today to start building your own lasting legacy as a disciple of Christ? 

Perhaps you can begin by asking yourself the questions Pope Francis asked in his Christmas homily: How do we welcome the tenderness of God? Do I allow God to love me?

(From VISION's collection of reflections for the Year of Consecrated Life)


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A year to say thank you

During the Year of Consecrated Life, as we are called in a special way to take time to celebrate the Catholic sisters, brothers, priests and others in consecrated life whose faith, hope, and love have been an inspiration to us, please take time to say thank you.

We welcome your thank-you stories. Please feel free to post them on our facebook page or send them along to us to share. 

And please make use of the many other Year of Consecrated Life materials we have available on our website, such as other prayers and podcasts, weekly reflections, and much more.



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Consecrated life through the ages

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Our recent upload to the VISION youtube channnel: A survey of the history of consecrated life from the call of the first disciples until the present. 


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Recent posts on Vocation Network


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SpiritCitings:
Vatican releases positive report on U.S. sisters

New VISION e-book on Amazon: Discover your path

Questions Catholics Ask:
What is a patron saint?

Podcast:
Celebrate and wake up the world!

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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. Please share your own stories on the positive influence priest, brothers, sisters had on you. Contact Patrice Tuohy at pjtuohy@truequestweb.com.

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KEEP IN MIND

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VOCATION SEEKERS:
Please be sure to contact vocation directors of the communities that interest you from VISION's Community Search or Vocation Match. You will find their help essential as you sort through your options and consider your best course.

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:
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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 
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listed as a key resource on the U.S. Catholic Bishops' revised vocations website (former top 10 list).  

Catholic Press Association Award winner.Click here for recent honors, including website general excellence. 

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