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Catholic Vocations to the Priesthood: Celebrating Vocation Sunday with the Norbertines

2023-05-25T09:11:43-04:00

As a Catholic, you may have heard of Vocation Sunday, a day that is celebrated annually in the Church to raise awareness and encourage discernment of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Vocation Sunday typically falls on the fourth Sunday of Easter, which is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday, when the Gospel reading focuses on Jesus as the Good Shepherd. The Norbertines, a Catholic religious order founded by St. Norbert of Xanten in the 12th century, have a rich history of promoting and fostering vocations to the priesthood. This order, also known as the Premonstratensians, has a special [...]

Catholic Vocations to the Priesthood: Celebrating Vocation Sunday with the Norbertines2023-05-25T09:11:43-04:00

What Is A Religious Vocation?

2022-08-15T08:55:26-04:00

What exactly is a vocation? “The definition of the word vocation is “a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation.” The word vocation originated in Middle English from Old French, or from Latin vocatio, from vocare ‘to call’. A call? From whom? By cell phone? From a friend, a parishioner a priest, a divine call from God? God often calls people to a religious vocation but sometimes we do not hear God’s voice or call. If we do hear an inkling of a religious vocation, our response might be “Who Me?” or “I am certainly not worthy.” Or [...]

What Is A Religious Vocation?2022-08-15T08:55:26-04:00

What is a Catholic Religious Vocation?

2023-03-04T06:15:12-05:00

Curious about a Roman Catholic religious vocation? A vocation is a divine call from God. God does not contact us directly by phone or email, but often in prayer, in reflection, in quiet discernment.There are a variety of means for us to begin to hear God’s call. Reading a spiritual book or a blog post, visiting a website of a spiritual organization, or even visiting a Facebook page.Yes, religious organizations today use Facebook, and even Twitter and Instagram to share the message about their organization, their members, and their work.There are also local means, in our parishes through the readings at Mass and [...]

What is a Catholic Religious Vocation?2023-03-04T06:15:12-05:00

Called and Sent by Jesus

2023-02-28T20:33:27-05:00

We are now in Eastertime, also known as the Easter season which focuses on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Eastertide ends on the fiftieth day after Easter, on the day of Pentecost, celebrated this year on June 5th, 2022. On this day we recall when the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles in the form of tongues of fire. The Gospel readings have been focusing on Jesus's last words with his disciples. In the Gospel reading of John 20;19-31, for the Second Sunday of Easter, after first wishing his followers peace, Jesus said "As the Father has [...]

Called and Sent by Jesus2023-02-28T20:33:27-05:00

Is God Calling You to Religious Life?

2023-02-03T08:45:07-05:00

There are many ways of communicating in these modern times. Do you get phone calls? Emails? Text messages?  Do you visit social media sites and use social networks? These are all part of our human experience in this day and age. God's calling you to religious life may just come through an unexpected source like social media. Sometimes we are inundated with social media: posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other sites too. Often, we ignore what is being communicated, or do not follow up on information and instructions. Our loving, merciful, almighty, all-powerful God communicates too, sometimes even [...]

Is God Calling You to Religious Life?2023-02-03T08:45:07-05:00

Pray for Vocations Saturday

2021-11-05T11:21:53-04:00

Prayer for Vocations God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call. May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen! A Vocation at Daylesford Daylesford Abbey seeks men committed to loving and serving Jesus Christ completely. We invite men who [...]

Pray for Vocations Saturday2021-11-05T11:21:53-04:00

Pray for Vocations Friday

2021-11-05T11:18:35-04:00

Prayer for Vocations God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call. May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen A Vocation at Daylesford Daylesford Abbey seeks men committed to loving and serving Jesus Christ completely. We invite men who [...]

Pray for Vocations Friday2021-11-05T11:18:35-04:00

Pray for Vocations Thursday

2021-11-05T11:22:28-04:00

Prayer for Vocations God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call. May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen! A Vocation at Daylesford Daylesford Abbey seeks men committed to loving and serving Jesus Christ completely. We invite men who [...]

Pray for Vocations Thursday2021-11-05T11:22:28-04:00

Parents: Encourage Catholic Vocations

2023-02-28T20:39:14-05:00

Encouraging Catholic Vocations “Vocations are born in prayer and from Prayer,” said Pope Francis. He went on to add, “[a]nd only in prayer can they be preserved and bear fruit.During National Vocation Awareness Week, Daylesford Abbey is encouraging our friends and followers to pray for vocations. Prayer is the most important thing we can do to support vocations.There are many other steps people can take to encourage vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Here is a list of five things parents can do to encourage vocations.Attend Mass. The Eucharist is the source and summit of Catholic life. Faithful Catholics who [...]

Parents: Encourage Catholic Vocations2023-02-28T20:39:14-05:00

Pray for Vocations Wednesday

2021-11-05T11:31:14-04:00

Prayer for Vocations God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons. Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call. May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen A Vocation at Daylesford Daylesford Abbey seeks men committed to loving and serving Jesus Christ completely. We invite men who [...]

Pray for Vocations Wednesday2021-11-05T11:31:14-04:00

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