Category: Vocation & Purpose

This New Year, Dare to Dream Big

"Dreaming" hasn't always come easily for me. I've always admired my brother's naturally confident disposition, his believing mindset, and his ability to dream with ease. I don't know if it's a mixture of my temperament and life experiences, but I've always approached life with significantly more caution, somewhat afraid to dream big out of fear ...

Is Complacency Masquerading as Productivity?

"When you waste time, you disdain God's gift - the present - which He, in His infinite goodness, relinquishes to your love and to your generosity." - St. Padre Pio Have you ever spent consecutive weeks jumping from party to party, movie after movie, or going out every night - only to come home feeling oddly ...

World Youth Day 2016: Rediscovering My Calling in the City of Saints

Somewhere along the way, I had lost my “youthful vitality” much too soon. The zeal and energy I once carried was replaced with heavy disillusionment, confusion about the future, and even more confusion about my present occupations.

The Fruits of Singlehood

There's a lot of emphasis on vocation as either 'married life' or 'religious/consecrated life', or an emphasis on vocation as being something off into the future -- which it is. But our vocation is also active here and now, and the one vocation that all people are required to go through first is singlehood. We tend to overlook ...

Making Peace with the Ordinary Grind of Everyday Life

Sometimes we can grow frustrated with life, wishing we were somewhere else but feeling stuck in the same unglamorous grind of everyday life. Like plot points in a movie, we wish every moment could be jam-packed with excitement, that we could fast-forward and skip over the mundane, ordinary details of day-to-day living -- things that seem so ...

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Vocation: To Fall in Love

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs "We have to believe in God's love. Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction." - Pope Benedict XVITHE SEARCH FOR PURPOSE ...There's a lot of rhetoric going on about "discerning your ...

To Live for Something Greater

A few weeks ago I opened a book and was hit by this phrase: "You have been created to live for something greater than yourself, and it is only through the complete giving of yourself that you will find yourself." It stuck with me. I closed the book. Turned on the TV. The documentary on ...

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