The state of consecrated life is thus one way of experiencing a “more intimate” consecration, rooted in Baptism and dedicated totally to God.
—916, Catechism of the Catholic Church
Our common baptism is a share in the life of Christ and of his Church. How we each live out our baptismal call will be different from each other but nevertheless we are called to live out our Christian lives in such a way that the presence of God is felt.
Hearing and answering God’s call is not always as easy as one would think it to be. The Marianist Brothers and Priests are here to help young men and women to be attuned to the prompting of God’s spirit and discern how best to respond to God’s call.
What is my Vocation?
Vocation comes from the Latin word to call, summon. God calls each of us to a life of holiness. Holiness isn’t only found in vocations to the priesthood or consecrated life as a religious brother or sister, it is also found in the relationships of married couples and committed single persons.
However, many men and women do not take the time to discern their vocation in light of God’s call to holiness. Discernment requires prayer and a freedom of heart.
In the silence of our prayer we are able to hear more clearly the loving voice of God who calls us into his life. And out of this deep awareness we are then able to respond freely to God and be at peace.