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Year of Prayer resources

🕔12. Feb 2024

The Year of Prayer, which began on Jan. 21, 2024, is dedicated to rediscovering the great value and absolute need for prayer in one's personal life, in the life of the church and in the world. It is a time to get back to basics: to discover how to pray and how to educate people in prayer so that prayer can be effective and fruitful, according to the Pope and Vatican officials.

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Storymap of todays religious

Bold and Faithful: Meet Today's Religious

🕔05. Jun 2023

Introducing to our newest Catholic sisters, nuns, brothers, and priests and opportunities to learn more through video, podcasts, evernts calendar, lesson plans, religious institute map and more. 

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Cast the net wide


🕔17. May 2018

Vocations begin with prayer. Please make use of our growing collection of prayers for vocations and prayers for vocation discernment that have appeared in VISION in print or online.

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collage of historical religious figures

Consecrated life through the ages (Religious Life Timeline)

🕔23. Jul 2014

From ancient desert monasticism to contemporary forms of religious life, a small band of Christian men and women in every generation choose to consecrate their lives to God with unique vows of love and service that give radical witness to the gospel.

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VISION Vocation Network Infographic

Infographic: Who is answering the call to religious life?

🕔21. Jul 2014

Who is considering a vocation to consecrated life? How old are they? Where do they live? What kind of community interests them? Find out here.

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2022 40 Ways to Observe the 40 Days Calendar for Lent

LENT: 40 ways to observe the 40 days

🕔18. Feb 2020


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2015 Year of Consecrated Life logos

Year of Consecrated Life logos

🕔02. Mar 2015

Please feel free to use these logos designed by VISION for use in your print and online resources. There is no need to credit VISION, but would love a mention and a link to our website! 

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Year of Consecrated Life | SURVEY: Among the lights and shadows: The mood of Catholics around consecrated life

🕔22. Jul 2014

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Pope Francis in a crowd

FOR BULLETIN EDITORS & DISCERNERS: Reflections on consecrated life

🕔14. Nov 2014

Insightful quotes and reflections on consecrated life for use in parish bulletins or on the parish website for every week of the Year of Consecrated Life and beyond.

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Order free Year of Consecrated Life prayer cards

Year of Consecrated Life posters, song, banner for use in your parish, school, institute

🕔23. Jun 2014

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. Click here for the Year of Consecrated Life logo.

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Vocation Statistics Fact Sheet


🕔17. Nov 2014

Myths and misconceptions abound when it comes to consecrated life and religious vocations. We are happy to bust those myths by putting facts at your fingertips. VISION Vocation Network tracks vocation trends annually. Don’t forget to sign up to receive our award-winning E-Vocation newsletter to stay up-to-date on vocation news.

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🕔14. Feb 2017

Would you like today's Take Five reflection to appear on your website every day? 

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Pope Francis Prayer for Vocations

PRAYER CARD: Pope Francis Prayer for Vocations

🕔31. Oct 2014

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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Petionary Prayers for Year of Consecrated Life

FOR LITURGISTS & PRAYER MINISTERS | petitionary prayers | song | vocation prayers

🕔30. Oct 2014

Please include a petitionary prayer in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life at every liturgy, and sing our specially commissioned song, Wake the World With Dawning Joy.

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Jesus bring the Good News

FOR PARISHES & PREACHERS: Sample homilies that encourage vocation discernment

🕔30. Oct 2014

Here are some quick tips and sample homilies on vocation-related themes.

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VISION Vocation Network YCL Parish Packet


🕔30. Oct 2014

Here are some great resources to help parishes celebrate and promote religious life and religious vocations.

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Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry

Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry

🕔26. Aug 2015

Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry, by Rhonda Gruenewald, is the definitive handbook for promoting vocations in Catholic parishes.

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Young people and communities

Religious communities connect with young people

🕔19. May 2015

During the Year of Consecrated Life, religious communities are sharing who they are, what they do, and how they live—and in particular reaching out to the young.

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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in the documentary "Sewing Hope."

Beholden to no one but God

🕔17. Aug 2015

A Catholic journalist had an assignment to interview religious sisters about their work. As she made call after call, a theme emerged: The sisters saw the journalist, and publicity in general, as a nuisance to endure or, if possible, to avoid. Perhaps these sisters, and other men and women in consecrated life, need a crash course in how to grab their 15 minutes of fame.

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vocation related questions

VOCATION RESOURCES: Myths busted and questions answered

🕔20. Nov 2014

Here are some additional VISION articles that help separate the fact and fiction about religious life.

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Tips for parents and families

FOR PARENTS: Fostering happiness, holiness, and faithfulness

🕔21. Nov 2014

Suggestions to help you in your role as your children's primary teachers about life, love, and the joys of being Catholic.


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Catholic classroom


🕔21. Nov 2014

Tips, insights, and lesson ideas for Catholic religious educators for encouraging prayer, discernment, and vocations.

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Vocation Quotes

Consecrated life: Words of wisdom

🕔23. Jul 2014

A gathering of vocation quotes about consecrated life. We continue to add to the list. Feel free to send quotes our way.

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Pope and young adults selfie


🕔17. Jan 2012

Ideas gathered from VISION Vocation Network's rich store of articles and online features for young men and women to learn more about their Catholic faith, their spirituality, and the vocation options available to them as they seek to find the path in life that will give them the most joy and fulfillment.

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Fireworks 2015

PODCAST: Celebrate and wake up the world!

🕔18. Nov 2014

Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life with some rocking tunes.

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