The second workshop your discerner(s) will be working on is called “Personal Vocation”, presented by Dr. Joshua Miller. Prior to talking with you, your discerner will send you a copy of their task responses and you will be able to view the questions they are answering.

This particular workshop is also included in your mentor training, though your tasks will be slightly different than your discerner’s. If possible, we recommend completing this workshop from your training prior to talking about the workshop with your discerner.

Workshop Overview

Two of the main points of the workshop include:

  1. Unique Personal Vocation

      • Personal vocation is the “singular, unique and unrepeatable grace by which each Christian in the community of the People of God builds up the Body of Christ.” – Redemptor Hominis 21

      • This is distinct from vocation as state of life. This refers to the unrepeatable call each person has, even within their state of life, to build up the Church with their unique gifts and talents.

      • This can be better discovered through prayer and growth in self-knowledge.

  2. The Universal Call to Holiness

      • Lumen Gentium describes this by saying “it is evident to everyone, that all the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status, are called to the fullness of the Christian life and to the perfection of charity” (LG 40).