Vocation

Where Jesus Might Need Us

31 May 2018

There is something of a misconception that vocation in the Church involves, or should involve, becoming ordained or being in some kind licensed position. I’m not sure that’s right. The bottom line of vocation is following the call to follow Him; once he has that commitment, he can work through...

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Why I’m Spending a Year Living With a Community of Nuns

3 Jul 2017

Vocation was described by Frederick Buechner as the place where our deep joy meets the world’s deep need. In a few days, I’ll be attempting to find my own sense of calling by spending 12 months living with the Order of the Holy Paraclete, a community of nuns at St Hilda’s Priory in Whitby. Often...

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Rach’s Reflections: Whatever the Future May Be

2 May 2017

I ended up on the Telegraph website the other day, (not on purpose, you know what happens when you click on one article from Facebook), after pondering what to blog about this week. I came across two articles that confirmed my theme of vocation, discernment and life choices.

The first...

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Vocation: a Summons to Live and Love

21 Mar 2017

“What am I do to with my life?” This question is one that has agonised many a young (and not-so-young) person throughout the millenia of human civilisation, especially in times and personal circumstances where a significant degree of freedom in choosing how to live one's life is present.

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Vocation Is For Everyone

20 Mar 2017

The last three years of my life have seen more all-nighters, last-minute panics, existential crises, terrible essays, and general laziness than (almost) the rest of my life. They have also seen more joy, hard work, excitement, deep friendship, country walks, self-belief and discovery than the...

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Exploring Vocation at ‘Called to be’ SCM Gathering in Manchester

14 Mar 2017

We were thrilled to bring together students from across Britain for an SCM Gathering in Manchester, where they heard from Fr Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., who spoke on the theme of vocation and calling. The event took place from 10-12 March 2017, and brought together over thirty students from...

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The Keys to Discerning Your Vocation

13 Mar 2017

Did you ever sing the children’s church song, ‘prayer is like a telephone’?

Prayer is like a telephone, for us to speak to Jesus
Prayer is like a telephone, for us to speak to God
Pick it up and use it every day!
 
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International Women’s Day 2017: We Are All Called by God

7 Mar 2017

A few weeks ago, the children at the Church which my family attend on Sunday mornings were asked – who, living or dead, real or fictional, would they most like to share a coffee with? The winner was Michelle Obama. As surprised as I was that this group of tweenies would shun available popstars...

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An Interview with Revd Steve Chalke

23 Aug 2016

Revd Steve Chalke MBE is a Baptist minister and founder of Oasis UK, a charity committed to transforming communities by working in an inclusive, integrated, empowering and comprehensive way so that all people experience wholeness and fullness of life. He is also the Founder and Chair of STOP...

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Finding God in your job

23 Nov 2015

As a Christian, I believe that all good things come from God. That includes my own skills and abilities, and every good opportunity to use them. The Bible talks about taking up your cross, and dying to yourself – giving all our hopes, dreams and ambitions, along with those skills and abilities,...

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