What is a Vocation?
In the simplest terms, “vocation” means a “call.” In general terms your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everyone is called to know, love and serve God in this life, in order to be happy with him forever in heaven. Yet each one does this in a different, individual vocation such as marriage, religious life, or the priesthood.
Ultimately discovering your vocation is a decision made through prayer, but also requires one make an informed decision, including advice from trusted friends, family and spiritual leaders. This page provides resources to those who may be considering a call to the consecrated, religious or priestly life.
For information about studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Lincoln, contact our Vocations Directors:
Fr. Robert Matya or
Fr. Benjamin Holdren.
For information about the different religious orders working in the Diocese of Lincoln, see the directory of Women Religious.
St. Gregory the Great Seminary of the Diocese of Lincoln is a college level diocesan seminary located near Seward.
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter also has a seminary and an apostolate within the diocese, devoted to traditional liturgy of the Roman rite (extraordinary form).
The U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops invites all to visit www.foryourvocation.org with resources on vocations for discerning men and women, parents and educators including the award winning “Fishers of Men” video and links to other websites on vocations.
Read the words of the late Pope John Paul II on The Meaning of Vocation (addressing all different vocations), and some Papal Writings on the Priesthood.
What is a Vocation