Where does God want you?
A Vocation House may help you find the answer.
It's difficult to hear God's voice through all the noise of today's world. Setting aside time to listen, while living in community with your brothers and sisters, may help you find out what's next.
What is a Vocation?
God gives each of us a mission which will bring us to the greatest holiness and joy. This is called our vocation, which involves every aspect of our life.
What is a Vocation House?
One part of our vocation is our state in life: whether we are called to marriage, religious life, or single life. A Vocation House aims to help you discern between these states.
We do this by providing:
a supportive, Catholic environment
a lifestyle of simplicity, prayer, and fellowship
How does a Vocation House help me?
Minimizes the noise and distraction of today’s world
Provides an environment for contemplation and spiritual growth
Gives rise to an engaging, Catholic community
Encourages residents to surrender to the will of God, and clears a path toward their vocation
What is vocational discernment?
God works through various means (prayer life, community life, work, etc.) to guide us to the life He has in store. Discernment is guided entirely by the Holy Spirit. It is NOT a one-size-fits-all process.
Vocation Houses strive to aid residents in following the promptings of the Holy Spirit in discerning vocation–including religious life, married life, and single life. Living in community enables residents to form a deeper relationship with God and one another, and to discover His will for their life.
I've been here for 5 months, and the experience has truly been a gift from God. The house has been a place without worldly distractions, helping me transition to religious life. I know I would not have been able to do this without Annunciation House.