Tag: vocation

God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us

Yesterday we read about the call of the Prophet Isaiah. In Sunday’s first reading from Amos 7:12-15, we see that, no matter how unlikely we might think we are as God’s choice for some special work, God just doesn’t see it that way. All… Continue Reading “God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us”

How to Choose the Way We Live Our Lives

As the Vocation Minister for our congregation of Dominican Sisters, I am often asked about how to choose from among the many wonderful possibilities of vocations. It is easy for us to choose when Choice A is clearly good, and Choice B is clearly… Continue Reading “How to Choose the Way We Live Our Lives”

To Be a Saint

Recently in a comment on one of my postings, Pastor John Keller reminded me of a quote about vocation by¬†Frederick Buechner. Today I share another of Buechner’s quotes, this one is also about our vocation . . . what we are all called to… Continue Reading “To Be a Saint”

God Desires Complete Joy for Us

Thursday’s Gospel reading is from John 15:9-11. Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s… Continue Reading “God Desires Complete Joy for Us”

Let Us Present Ourselves to God

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus, celebrating the day that Mary and Joseph brought him to the temple to present him to God. Many of our sisters made their first profession of vows on that day, so this feast… Continue Reading “Let Us Present Ourselves to God”

Open a New Window, Open a New Door

There are so many instances in the Scriptures where we see someone being called by God. Today’s Gospel reading gives us another one of those instances. Today Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James, and John. And, truly, God calls each of us today and every… Continue Reading “Open a New Window, Open a New Door”