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Opportunities, Resources to Celebrate Vocation Awareness Week

definition-9The entire Lasallian family is invited to participate in National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) November 6-12, 2016. The week invites the broader Church, and our Lasallian family, Brothers and Partners, to rededicate their energies to promote a culture of vocations with a special focus on consecrated life, the priesthood and the diaconate.

Through prayer, promoting a culture of vocations in their ministries and inviting reflection, Lasallians are called to foster opportunities to share and explore their vocational journeys.

The 45th General Chapter defined a culture of vocations as “a setting in which life’s meaning is understood as a personal call to serve the mission in community.”

NVAW will focus on the theme “Deepening and Discerning God’s Call in Your Life” and how we can all, as student, teacher, coach, parent, Brother, priest, counselor, sibling and friend can make more intentional time for prayer and discernment in our lives.

The Brothers Vocation website will host a five-day online retreat experience. Each day will have a few different modules that can be completed individually or in a group setting in 20-30 minutes. The online retreat will be available during NVAW as well as remain available as a vocation and discernment resource.

Additional resources, including prayers, quotes and ideas for educators for NVAW will be posted on the Brothers Vocation website and social media throughout the week:

Resource Page>
Online Retreat>
Ideas for your Lasallian classroom >
Quotes to inspire >
Short vocation prayers>
Get prayers, resources and more information from USCCB >
Brothers Vocation Website >
A Guide to using the Brothers Vocation Website in your Ministry >