When we come across the word “vocation”, we often attach to this word the images of a priest or a nun, or even confuse it with professional choice, but they are two different things.
In fact, the meaning of the word vocation is quite broad and has its origin in the Latin “vocare”, which means “to call” or “a call.” In the religious context, it is a call that comes from the mouth of Him who created everything by the force of His Word: God. Therefore, to understand vocation as a gift is to recognize that, in all circumstances, God calls us to live and carry out his mission of love.
Vocation is to say YES to God, by faith, to discover our place in the world, in the Church today and in the service of our brothers and sisters. To discover this purpose of God for our life, it is necessary to discern.