PODCAST: Celebrate and wake up the world!
There are three central keys we need to focus on to make this year one of stong vocations. First we need to "live radically!" We need to focus whole-heartedly on the significance of vocations in our homes, parishes, in our communites, and even in our world. Each one of us is called to inspire men and women from all over to answer their call and inspire them to discern their own vocation.
Second, this is a year of renewal for all those men and women who have already committed themselves to Christ. I want to ask that throughout this year we say a special prayer for all those who have answered the call. As you are renewing your committment to religious life this year, I pray that you maintain and hold firm in your committment to consecrated life and continue to work and grow serving the Lord. I also encourage you to invite others to explore their own vocations this year.
Finally, this is a year of appreciation and thanksgiving. I would like to give thanks for the witness and service of those already in consecrated life. Thank you to all the men and women who have guided us, taught us, inspired us, and aided us in our own faith formation. These men and women have given up everything to follow Christ and devote their lives to the establishment of God's reign through unceasing prayer, courage, and hope. We thank you and appreciate you!
I know you came here for the music, so as part of this special and blessed year, we have 15 songs of celebration to help launch the Year of Consecrated Life. Make sure to play these songs at all your dance parties, Vocation days, or whenever you need a little pick me up. Here are my top 15 songs of celebration to get this year rolling!
Our first song can be listened to by clicking here. It is called "Wake the World with Dawning Joy" by Steven Warner and the Notre Dame Folk Choir. Please enjoy!
Please enjoy these songs from Spotify! If you do not have Spotify yet, I have included the names of the songs that are featured in this playlist.
Songs featured in this podcast:
- Bold and Faithful: Meet Today's Religious
- Year of Consecrated Life logos
- LENT: 40 ways to observe the 40 days
- VOCATION PRAYERS
- Year of Consecrated Life posters, song, banner for use in your parish, school, institute
- VOCATION FACT SHEET
- TAKE FIVE WIDGET
- FOR PARISHES & PREACHERS: Sample homilies that encourage vocation discernment
- Infographic: Who is answering the call to religious life?
- Year of Consecrated Life | SURVEY: Among the lights and shadows: The mood of Catholics around consecrated life Read More
- Find your spirituality type quiz
- FAQs: Frequently asked questions about vocations
- Celibacy quiz: Can you live a celibate life?
- Resources for older discerners or those with physical and developmental differences
- About Vocation Network and VISION Guide