Skip to comments.[CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Vocations Explained: A Catechism on Vocations
Posted on 10/03/2010 9:34:36 AM PDT by tesbassa
DEFINITION. EVERY PERSON HAS SOME SPECIAL VOCATION.
Q. What is a vocation?
A. A call from God to some state of life.
Q. Which are the principal states of life?
A. Matrimony, virginity, the religious state, and the priesthood.
Q. Has every person a vocation?
A. Yes; God gives a special vocation to each person.
Q. How is this doctrine proved?
A. St Paul says: Every one hath his proper gift from God; one after this manner, and another after that. . . . As the Lord hath distributed to every one, as God hath called every one, so let him walk.
Q. Is it not beneath Gods notice to give a particular vocation to each person?
A. Not at all; for even the birds of the air are objects of the providence of God: Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Q. What do Father Faber and St. Alphonsus say on this subject?
A. Father Faber says: Every man has a distinct vocation. St Alphonsus says: We must embrace that state to which God calls us.
Q. What does St. Augustine teach concerning special vocations?
A. St. Augustine says: He who does little, but in a state to which God calls him, does more than he who labours much, but in a state which he has thoughtlessly chosen: a cripple limping in the right way is better than a racer out of it.
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Yep, so true.
Published by Benziger Brothers, 1897
Nihil Obstat: Thos. L. Kinkead, Censor Librorum
Imprimatur: + Michael Augustine, Archbishop of New York, New York, March 2, 1897.
I’m sending this to my priest. I will even volunteer to help teach the series if he would like.
Very glad to hear it was of help
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this started out OK, but when I got to the “live your vocation or lose your soul” part, it sort of lost its luster.