VISION Catholic Vocation Guide

We have many insightful articles, resources, and interactive features online to assist you as you discern your life's calling and explore religious life.

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Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis Prayer for Vocations

🕔October 31st, 2014 03:02

Please make use of this prayer for vocations by Pope Francis in your homes, classrooms, youth ministry gatherings, and parish liturgies.

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Prayer and Discernment

Pope Francis Prayer for Vocations

🕔October 31st, 2014 03:02

Please make use of this prayer for vocations by Pope Francis in your homes, classrooms, youth ministry gatherings, and parish liturgies.

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The Art of Discernment

SONG: Wake the world with dawning joy

🕔October 23rd, 2014 05:55

POPE FRANCIS called on the faithful to express their gratitude for those in consecrated life. What better way to offer praise and thanksgiving than in song? 

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Religious Life

Can your career fit into religious life?

🕔August 20th, 2014 22:56

Becoming a sister, brother, or priest doesn’t have to mean giving up your professional path. Not only that, a religious vocation can reshape your career in surprising ways.

Brothers in the making

🕔August 21st, 2014 14:56

Having stepped out of the full-time teaching for a year of clarifying their understandings of themselves, three novice De La Salle Christian Brothers are growing into their vocation and preparing to return, deepened, to the ministry of education.

Picture this: Profile of Sister Desiré Anne-Marie Findlay, C.S.S.F

🕔August 20th, 2014 22:24

If you think being a sister is only for people who are always proper, serious types, think again. Felician Franciscan Sister Desiré Anne-Marie Findlay, C.S.S.F. enjoys dancing, saving earthworms, and telling about the time she got her whole 12th-grade religion class to stage a practical joke. At the same time Sister Desiré is quick to reveal her passion for the mission and the camaraderie she has found in religious life.

Service with a side of adventure: Profile of Peter Latouf, M.M.

🕔August 20th, 2014 21:53

If you grow up in Detroit with a mom who’s a cop and a dad who works in a steel factory, chances are you learn something about service and resilience. Those traits come in handy in the missionary life, which is where Peter Latouf finds himself now. These days the seminarian is learning Mandarin Chinese to prepare to serve as a priest in Asia.

Following an exciting stint of overseas teaching while in college, Peter acted on a lifelong interest in religious life and found his community, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, through the VISION Vocation Network’s “I saw in the Maryknoll priests the same willingness to serve and spirit of adventure that I had,” he says.

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Starting over from scratch

🕔August 20th, 2014 22:06

Moving from New Orleans to Mozambique was dramatic enough. But for Brother Chris Sweeney, S.C. rebuilding an abandoned school out of the ashes of civil war has made life really interesting.

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Other vocations

Obstacles and options for older discerners

🕔September 8th, 2014 23:54

While some communities are willing and able to welcome candidates beyond the age of 40, others can’t. What are the reasons for age-limits and what choices for vowed life do older discerners have?

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Being Catholic

Vatican list of 45 important films

🕔September 17th, 2014 19:55

Published in 1995 in honor of the 100th anniversary of cinema

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VISION Spotlight

Nourishing body and soul

🕔August 20th, 2014 22:39

How the ways of monastic life show up in the kitchen.

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World Youth Day

Thoughts of Madrid as we look to Rio

🕔August 27th, 2014 00:55

The journey to Madrid for World Youth Day 2011 saw our group of 15 California teenagers and four adult chaperones transformed from typical tourists to traditional faith-filled pilgrims.

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Youth Ministers

Explore vocation through service

🕔October 16th, 2014 16:18

Work as a youth or campus ministry group to explore the importance of service in action, then discuss the experience.

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Explore VISION Vocation Guide

🕔October 29th, 2014 15:28

VISION is an essential tool for anyone interested in learning about specific religious vocations or religious orders, or to find upcoming events for prayer, reflection, and service. Check out the current issue and reflect on and discuss an article.

Family movie night

🕔September 17th, 2014 22:02

Film lovers, you might be surprised at the movies that have received the Vatican’s thumbs up. Read the Vatican Commission’s reviews of each film here. And then pick one to watch with your family. Popcorn required.

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Advertising/Sponsor Information

Benefits of advertising in VISION

🕔September 16th, 2014 13:36

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Vocation Trends, Surveys, Statistics

Infographic: Who is answering the call to religious life?

🕔July 22nd, 2014 21:21

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General Vocation and discernment resources

Year of Consecrated Life basic resources

🕔September 29th, 2014 22:38

Logo | Posters | bookmarks | banners | VISION Vocation Guides: Please feel free to use these Year of Consecrated Life resources from the VISION Vocation Network and the National Religious Vocation Conference.

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Order VISION/Read online

Order Vision Vocation Guide

🕔September 17th, 2014 13:38

Vocation Network team

🕔August 28th, 2014 14:38