Tag : Vocation

Written on Sep, 04, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

…you are a Christian. This means you cannot go to college just to get a better job. These days, people talk about college as an investment because they think of education as a bank account: You deposit the knowledge and expertise you’ve earned, and when it comes time to get a job, you make a withdrawal, putting all that stuff …

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Written on May, 07, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Through the Holy Prophet Samuel, God tells us ”to obey is better than sacrifice”(1 Samuel 15:22, NKJV). But obedience is impossible unless we each of us first discern and then live our vocation. This is they way we grow in the love of God. And unless we aid each other in this process of vocation discernment and fidelity, we can’t truthfully claim to be obedient to God or to love our neighbor.

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Written on Feb, 02, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

A young man crossed the desert and finally came to the monastery of Scete. There, he asked to hear one of the abbot’s lectures and was granted permission.  That afternoon, the abbot’s discourse was about the importance of work in the field.  After the lecture, the young man said to one of the monks, “That was amazing. I thought I …

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Written on Jan, 21, 2016 by in | 3 Comments.

“A fundamental principle in my spiritual life is that it must be original and authentic. I am not an image of any one of the saints, no matter how great they may be. Instead, I take from them what benefits my life in order to maintain the beautiful image in which God created me. If I were to imitate a …

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Written on Dec, 01, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

The motto of the U.S. Marine Corps, Semper fidelis, is Latin for “Always faithful.” Fidelity to God is the hallmark of the saint. This fidelity is not, however, faithfulness to abstract external standards of conduct. It is rather faithfulness to our vocation, to what God has called us today.

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