According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a vocation is "the calling or destiny we have in this life and hereafter. God has created the human person to love and serve him ... the fulfillment of this vocation is eternal happiness."
From this, we can see that there is a difference between vocation in the Church and vocation in the secular world. The term "vocation" often refers simply to a person's job. In the Church, though, it refers to one's calling. These callings may be:
- To Consecrated Life as a Brother or Sister
- To the Priesthood, through the sacrament of Holy Orders.
Want to know more? Click here to link to the Diocese of Scranton's website for Vocations.