Consecrated life is the Church’s way of referring to the wide range of opportunities for individuals to dedicate themselves to a life of prayer and service, often as sisters, nuns, brothers and monks.
Jesus calls many women and men to the vocation of marriage and being parents. Married couples promise to serve each other with love and to serve the whole Church. They enter into a life-long covenant of love.
The state of being single is what we’re all born into. For some people, the single state is their lifelong and stable response to the call of Christ.
"Do your part in the work of Christ the Priest with genuine joy and love." - The Rite of Ordination to the Priesthood
Do not be afraid to accept this call. You will surely encounter difficulties and sacrifices, but you will be happy to serve, you will be witnesses of that joy that the world cannot give. - Pope John Paul II
Vocation comes from a Latin word meaning “calling”. Usually when we hear the word vocation, we think of the priesthood. However, every single person in the world is called by God to love and serve Him.....
The National Office for Vocation, Bishops Conference and Vocations Directors of England and Wales are grateful to the Vocations Initiative of the Catenian Association who have generously funded the design and development of this website.