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JULY 2016 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter 



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Begin your journey with prayer 

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IN A YEAR DEDICATED TO MERCY that includes the gathering of the world’s youth in Krakow, Poland, please remember that mercy, like any of God’s calls, begins and ends with prayer. We draw strength from direct communication with God, no matter how faint and tenuous, and from those divine sparks, we are able to go forth and and light the way for others.

Being light to the world is the recurring theme throughout the upcoming 2017 issue of VISION. Each featured article gives us a glimpse of the unique ways Christians, particularly those who choose religious life, bring the light of Christ’s love and compassion to those who hurt and hunger physically and spiritually. From gardening monks in California to a sailing sister in France to seamstress sisters in Uganda, natural and human-made obstacles are tilled, tamed, navigated, maneuvered, or overcome by sheer force of will and unrelenting redemptive love.

We welcome your company on this year’s pilgrimage of mercy and on the lifelong journey of discernment and service, love and mercy, mission and holiness. In the words of Saint John Paul II, “Every member of the faithful is called to holiness and to mission, . . . to enlighten all people with the brightness of Christ, which gleams over the face of the church, by preaching the gospel to every creature” (Redemptoris Missio). May we all shine brightly.

— Patrice J. Tuohy, VISION Publisher
Excerpted from VISION 2017, available in print and online Aug. 1, 2017 

 

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Cullings from VISION Vocation Network

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SPIRITCITINGS

Film on Mother Teresa highlights religious communities

Benedictine monks in Italy tap U.S. craft beer market

Portrait photos of Hawthorne Dominican Sisters featured in New York Times

Sisters of Life celebrate 25 years of ministry


QUESTIONS CATHOLICS ASK

If you're married, is it still possible to become a priest?

Is Jesus truly the Son of God or is it just a story?


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Alexian Brothers

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 





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Read our e-book Discover Your Path: Best of VISION Vocation Guide found on Amazon.

“Discovering our vocation in life is absolutely impossible without coming to some awareness of our own life stories and a deep appreciation of the advice and support of friends,” writes Friar Douglas Adam Greer, O.P., in VISION 2002. “Getting to know what makes us tick, what energizes us, what vision of life gives us hope, pounded-out and pulled-together in the mortar and pestle of friendship, is the process through which we come to make an informed vocation choice.” 

The articles collected in Discover Your Path will help you pound out and pull together information and insights into where God might be calling you—a process often referred to as “vocation discernment.” 


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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 that priests, brothers, and sisters have had on you.

Contact Jennifer Tomshack at jenniferrebecca@truequestweb.com.

KEEP IN MIND

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