Edition: Easter 2012 Vocations And Life Choices

Editorial: What is it that touches your heart?

5 March 2012 TH

What is it that touches your heart? Earlier this year, the international leader of the Society of Jesus Fr Adolfo Nicolas was asked by a young Australian, 'What advice would you give to a young person trying to discern their career or occupational path, who has an interest in serving the poor, but does not necessarily want to dedicate their entire life to this service?'

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A letter to: Charles Dickens

5 March 2012 TH

Dear Mr Dickens, I am writing belatedly to wish you many happy returns for your two hundredth birthday and to thank you for all those wonderful books which have been part of my life since I was at school.

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Unguarded moments: Picking up the call

5 March 2012 TH

When we're doing what God wants us to do, we know it at the depths of our being.

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Our greatest happiness

Our greatest happiness

5 March 2012 TH

Discovering what we should do with our lives means looking at the gifts we have, and how we are called to use them for others.

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Do you have the x factor?

Do you have the X factor?

5 March 2012 TH

While not all of us will be saints, we are all called to play a part in God's plan for the world. Try our quiz to see what sort of life you might be called to live.

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Landing in the net

Landing in the net

5 March 2012 TH

Young people looking to discover their purpose in life can often find it by doing something that takes them away from their comfort zones. We talk to two young people who decided to spend a year with NET.

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A modest yes rewarded

A modest 'yes' rewarded

5 March 2012 TH

A few years ago, while at Mass one Sunday, Peter Shakhovskoy couldn't help noticing the dearth of male parishioners. He realised there were three times as many females in attendance as males.

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A vocation to god

Explorations: A vocation to God

5 March 2012 TH

When Jesus called people to follow him, they were asked to give up the worldly things they prized in order to give themselves fully to something far greater. Since that time, religious vocations have been about providing an example for society of what is truly meaningful in our lives.

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Religious life today

Religious life today

5 March 2012 TH

While the number of young people who are giving themselves to religious life has declined in recent years, those who have made the leap have little doubt that this is where they are supposed to be.

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Brothers in arms

Brothers in arms

5 March 2012 TH

An immersion program is challenging young men to investigate the brotherhood and test drive the vocation in a practical way.

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Following a desire to do more

Following a desire to do more

5 March 2012 TH

A couple's experience of volunteering overseas began with a 'niggling dissatisfaction' with life here in Australia.

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