Celebrating National Vocations Week at Thomas Carr College

16 August 2012 | General Interest

“The call to holiness is to become all that God has created us to be, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, and soul and to share our gifts and talents for the common good of all society.” (Catholic Vocations, Archdiocese of Melbourne)

By Holly Briffa, 12 Red
As Year 12 students, the Class of 2012 is currently undertaking the mammoth task of laying the foundations for the beginning of the rest of our lives. Whether it is through tertiary studies, employment, travel or volunteer work, the question ‘What are you going to do with your life?’ resonates with all of us.

On Wednesday August 8, we were blessed with a rare opportunity to seek an insight into the calling towards Catholic Vocations. I'm sure that I'm not alone when I say that I honestly didn't know what to expect, however, hearing Father Binh Le, Director of Vocations and other panel guests talk about their individual paths to happiness was elating.

A vocation is not a career, rather a calling to live generously and faithfully - whether it be through the single, married or consecrated life. Ultimately, the most eloquent idea I took from the seminar was that through committing to making decisions that are right for ourselves, the future is something we can eagerly await. In the words of poet Francois Rabelais 'I go to seek a Great Perhaps'.