VocationsVocations, consecrated life

A “vocation” is a “call” and your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life.

Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve him, to be a saint! The difference is how each one is called through Jesus Christ to experience this miracle in his or her own life. Individual vocations vary between religious life as a priest, sister or brother, and being single or married. However, we usually use “vocation” to mean a call to the consecrated religious life.

In the one life God gave you to live, you have one overriding purpose, to fulfill the will of God, because this is the key to your true destiny, to your salvation, to eternal happiness, eternal life. God gives each one of us a specific mission in life. As we grow and life progresses, he makes it known to us, through the events of our life, in different ways, as an invitation to follow Him all the way through the cross to the resurrection, to experience His power, His merciful love, His faithfulness to the end. It is what we have been created for, to live a life full of life, through the mercy and saving power of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pray, seriously, search for the will of God in your life – discover and follow your vocation, His call for you personally. This would give you the most wonderful experience in this life, immense joy, deep communion with Him and the greatest glory and praise to our Creator.

If you think you have a vocation to the religious life, do not hesitate to speak to one of the priests – they will help you to discern the will of God for you.