An important part of Catholic Life at St Anne's is to ask ourselves what God is calling us to do. We need to find our 'vocation' in life.
What is a vocation?
A call… The word comes from the Latin word ‘vocare’ which means ‘to call’. Vocation, then, is about a call or a calling in people’s lives
A call from… The call from God. We believe that God has called people to play a particular role in his plan of salvation for the world.
A call for… Everyone, including you. Many people only use the term ‘vocation’ to talk about priests, monks and religious sisters. But the call is for everyone. We believe that God calls each and every person into existence and then calls us to be a living sign of his love for the world. We are created out of love and we are created to love.
A call to… This means that for Christians, a vocation is not just something that God calls us to do, it is also the person God calls us to be.
How can I discover my vocation?
What are the qualities you see in others that you would most like to have yourselves? What kind of person would you really like to be?