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Happy National Vocation Awareness Week

Happy National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week (November 3-9, 2019) celebrates those called to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life. It is a time to pray for and support these unique vocations.

Those called to religious vocations devote their lives to embracing and sharing God’s love full-time. In doing so, they have the power to change lives and transform communities.

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.

Observance of Vocation Awareness Week began in 1976 when the U.S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for the celebration. It was later moved to Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in January. In 2014, after extensive consultation, the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations moved the observance of National Vocation Awareness Week to November to engage Catholic schools and colleges more effectively in this effort.

St. Catherine of Siena said, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
There is no specific timeline or schedule for discerning a vocation. Listening and being open to discovering God’s dream for you is a personal journey. We hope these prayers will guide you to live out your Baptismal call to holiness, be that as a consecrated women religious, married, or as a single person.

Read more here: https://sanrafaelop.org/get-involved/become-a-sister/

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