Survey of Youth and Young Adults on Vocations New study shows over 500,000 of our youth and young adults have seriously considered a vocation. A further question may be put to the candidate for the priesthood : if you do well in desiring to become a priest, would you perhaps do better by becoming a religious? It is love that prompts others to embrace the consecrated life or become priests.” selection interviewThere are religious orders or communities of men and of women. The universal call to holiness is an ongoing conversion experience. When we give time and attention to knowing God and knowing ourselves, light will shine on our next step. Instead, we are on a journey in which God gives us constantly evolving options, depending upon our choices and the choices of others. Opportunities to make good lifelong friends among students and faculty, to stretch out of our comfort zone in order to learn about the world from different perspectives, and chances to develop and use our gifts. It is not building a better society, renewing the Church, having a family, fulfilling yourself, helping people or confronting new challenges. The rigourist influences to which St.
Photo: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images Cool Pope Francis beauty-vlog advocate and normcore enthusiast made a decidedly uncool move when he told Catholic nuns to lay off the tweeting. In a new church document titled Vultum Dei Quaerere (Seeking the Face of God) that addresses Womens Contemplative Life, Francis writes: In our society, the digital culture has a decisive influence in shaping our thoughts and the way we relate to the world and, in particular, to other people. Contemplative communities are not immune from this cultural climate. Clearly, these media can prove helpful for formation and communication. At the same time, I urge a prudent discernment aimed at ensuring that they remain truly at the service of formation to contemplative life and necessary communication, and do not become occasions for wasting time or escaping from the demands of fraternal life in community. Nor should they prove harmful for your vocation or become an obstacle to your life wholly dedicated to contemplation. Surely, everyone should be tweeting less (or not at all, really), but this is coming from a man with 9.6 million Twitter and 2.8 million Instagram followers. Either hes speaking from personal experience in which case, even the Pope gets distracted by Twitter, so go easy on yourself or he doesnt want the nuns to be better at Twitter than he is. As Broadly noted , some nuns have already responded to Franciss suggestions, with active Twitter user Sister Catherine Wybourne writing , “When it comes to wasting time online, I think we all know the difference between a creative use of the internet/Social Media and what Id call sheer consumerism.” As of press time, nobody has yet to tweet yas mom at Sister Wybourne.
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