A Call to be Holy
God calls each of us to a vocation, the vocation to holiness. This vocation may look different for each person, but discovering it and living it out leads to our happiness and fulfillment.
Sometimes this concept is referred to as “the universal call to holiness,” meaning that all people, everywhere, regardless of the vocation to which God calls them, are all called to be holy. It is in answering this call that we find joy.
What is a vocation?
A vocation is a call from God to share in His mission in the world. Everyone has a vocation.
When considering their vocation, most people immediately think the word only refers to a call to the priesthood or the religious life, despite the fact that Holy Matrimony and the dedicated single life are also vocations.
Here is a list of some of the possible vocations that God might be asking you to consider:
- Holy Matrimony
- Diocesan Priesthood
- Permanent Diaconate
- Religious Life for men or for women
- Single men and women who have dedicated themselves to Christ in the service of the Church
This section of the website is concerned specifically with the vocations of the priesthood and religious life, though many of the same tools of discernment will also apply to the discernment of other vocations including Holy Matrimony. It is important that all of us learn to listen to the voice of God and seek to follow his will.