Vocations

The word “vocation” stems from vocare (Latin), which means “to call.” In Christianity, therefore, vocation refers to God’s particular call to each of us as to how we live our Christian lives in relation to others: consecrated (religious life), married, ordained, or single. It takes discernment (from the Latin word discernere, meaning “to distinguish”) — a process of evaluating options and making a decision — to hear God’s call and respond to it.

Campus ministers and others at the University of Saint Francis are here to help you discern your vocation from God. Besides potentially helpful conversation and prayer, we offer many resources.

Listening to the Call

by USF student Katie Bell, (c) 2015

Franciscan Vocations

Institutes of Consecrated Life

WOMEN (the congregation of apostolic sisters and the monastery of nuns closest in proximity to the University of Saint Francis)

MEN (the congregation of brothers and the mendicant friar provinces closest in proximity to the University of Saint Francis)

Association of the Christian Faithful