"FOCUS YOUR SPIRIT WITHIN YOUR HEART EVERY NOW AND THEN. THERE, IN THAT QUIET PLACE, YOU CAN SPEAK TO GOD."
God is listening...
Discerning a Vocation
Vocation means to be called to some activity that touches the deepest purpose of your life. It is a call to a relationship of self giving that also gives meaning and direction to your journey in life. For SDBs the sense of being called is experienced through a concern for the needs of young people. The roots of that concern are often buried in the experience of family, friends and school. Since God calls us through experience finding God's will for us (a vocation) means looking at our experience of life and listening for the deeper themes and energy that move us towards a Gospel way of living. There are many Salesian vocations; to youth ministry, family life, education and many more. Religious life, living in community, is just one way of living a Salesian Spirituality. Discerning a Salesian vocation therefore involves a search through these many ways of being Salesian.