To say a yes to God means answering a call, rather than initiating it. The process leading to that answer and later affirmation by the Church is called discernment. In some ways, vocation discernment is similar to career planning.Both involve recognizing talents and personality traits suited to work tasks. However, recognizing a vocation is so much more than deciding on a career. We choose our career. Our vocation is God’s choice of us.
National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated in our country November 6-12, 2016. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation.
To read more about vocations to the consecrated life, visit rcdop.org/vocations.