goshes graduates work at jobs; they have careers; but they also pursue a vocation. More frequently reasons of prudence, arising from the character and habits of the persons concerned, make it inadvisable that he should choose what is in itself the best part, or duties of filial piety or justice may make it impossible. There is a movement underlay to redeem the original meaning of vocation as work that calls us to connect our God-given gifts and passions with gods activity in the world. What is lay consecrated life? The people who live religious life are called “Religious”. Ordinarily this vocation is revealed as the result of deliberation according to the principles of reason and faith ; in extraordinary cases, by supernatural light so abundantly shed upon the soul as to render deliberation unnecessary. http://wowhuntermorris.haralsoncounty.org/2016/11/02/further-advice-on-deciding-on-important-details-of-curriculum-vitae/For someone who has chosen a single life, even though they have not formally taken the three vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, yet they make a personal commitment to put their freedom at the service of others in their work and prayer. on-line Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper 1 a : a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action; especially : a divine call to the religious life b : an entry into the priesthood or a religious order 2 a : the work in which a person is employed : occupation b : the persons engaged in a particular occupation 3 : the special function of an individual or group See vocation defined for English-language learners Examples of vocation in a sentence This isn’t just a job for me; it’s a vocation. people who follow a religious vocation He never felt a real sense of vocation.