“Each baptised person is called to be a disciple, which is accompanied by a responsibility to share in the Church’s mission.”
A vocation is God’s unique invitation, addressed to individual persons in which a free response is expected. This response is not a single act, but a life long process, a journey of faith. We do not “have” a vocation; we discover how we “are” our vocation as we journey through life led by the Spirit.
An individual discovers their vocation at various stages of life and in relationship with others:
As baptised Christians each of us is called to assist others to discover their vocation as we have been assisted on our own faith journeys. Each of us is called to help make others aware of their personal richness, talents and human value, opening their eyes to the variety of lifestyles and then ministries within the Church.
“Scripture narrates the history of salvation as a history of vocations, in which the Lord’s initiative and people’s response have become entwined. In fact every vocation is born from the meeting of two freedoms: the divine and the human. Every vocation is a personal and unique event, but also a community and an ecclesial event. No one is called to walk alone.”
Pope John Paul II, World day of Prayer for Vocations, 1997
As in the past God is calling people today. In the Rosminians some members are brothers, others are priests. All of us seek to develop a relationship with Jesus and to be part of the upbuilding of God’s Kingdom.
Discerning a vocation is a challenge, no doubt about it. In the world of the third millennium, many are hungry to find greater meaning in life, eager to discover some purpose for their life. Perhaps God is calling you.
In the Irish American Province we are happy to discuss whether you have a vocation to the Rosminians. Our guideline is men between 25 and 45.
In the Irish American Province there are three formal stages to the Formation process: Postulancy, Novitiate and Scholasticate.