Posts tagged vocation
Vocations and Sacrifice

“If He asks much of you, it is because He knows you can give much.” St. John Paul II

How appropriate this proclamation by St. John Paul II for Sunday, May 12, 2019 as we commemorate mothers and also observe World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Vocation, be it marriage and family or religious life, while calling us to heroic sacrifice also brings the great privilege of participating in the work of Christ.

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I Will Allure Her....

“Know that the Lord is God! It is He that made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture” (Ps 100:3). In many ways, this short verse sums up my – and every – vocation story. Whenever I consider how it is that I wound up entering the Franciscan Sisters, T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, the answer is always the same: God made me for Himself, and has spent my whole life drawing me back to Him.

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A Mother's Prayer for Vocations

O Holy One O Perfect Source and Cause of all life Open me to your will. You are great, and highly to be praised O Most High LORD, Father of all that is. You created my mouth to praise You, my heart to love You, my soul to sing in Your love. Do not look upon my many sins and faults, O LORD, but only see what good I bring today. The Yes and No of my first parents brings me here: Their Yes brought me to existence. Their No brought me to that inherited sinfulness, that also brings me here in supplication and repentance. 

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A Priest is Who God Made Me to Be

My vocation story is a story of my walk with the Lord.  I grew up in a Catholic family, but it wasn’t until high school that I started really taking my faith seriously.  In high school, I began to make prayer a regular part of my day, and my relationship with the Lord began to deepen.  Prayer is nothing but communication with the Lord.  The more I kept in touch with God throughout the day, the better I came to know Him.  I also came to know myself more – who I am in God’s eyes.

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