Don Bosco on Vocations!

​following address was made by Don Bosco to all of his boys on the Feast of Saint Joseph (March 19, 1876) and are recorded in Fr. Arthur Lenti’s Don Bosco: History and Spirit, Volume 5. The harvest is great but the laborers are few! That was Don Bosco’s theme. Is it any less true today? I invite anyone…

What are the signs of a vocation?

The idea that we need special signs usually comes from thinking about the fact that we ought to choose the way of life God wills for us. We sometimes forget that God’s will is also, and usually found in the commandments and the counsels, in ordinary events, in the judgement of conscience, and in the…

What is a vocation?

Vocation is fundamentally something personal that takes place between a person and God. It is an interior call of grace, which falls into the soul like a seed, to mature within it. The Creator has a specific task in life for each and every one of us. Each one of us is hand-picked, called by…

It is all about Commitment…

Vocation is a bi-polar system. It is a connection between the One who calls and the one who responds. But the fact is that it is a commitment: God keeps repeating: “I am with you, till the end of time”. It is commitment, permanent. Man responds: I shall walk with You, that too is commitment,…

Called by Him…

The vocation is the providential thought of the Creator for each creature, it is His plan, like a dream found in God’s heart, because the creature is found in his heart. God the Father wants this to be different and specific for each living person. The human being, in fact, is “called” to life, and how…

Every Call is for a purpose

There is the fundamental call God posts for everyone.. that of Life, to be lived out for Him. It is in and for the realization of this Call that the very life is to be viewed. God when calling man to be with Him assigns a purpose; to give a helping hand.. in recreating a more just…

Vocation Ministry Today

Every vocation is to be seen as an extension of Jesus Himself, sharing His abundant life through the shores of people’s lives. Pastoral care for vocations, a much discussed theme, especially in the post Conciliar Church, is to be situated in this light of God’s desire to have people collaborating with Him. The most enthusing fact…