The killings of SisterMargaret Held, OSF, and SisterPaula Merrill, SCN has put hurt on so many hearts. The shocking deaths of the twowomen, who devoted their entire lives to God, the church and serving others around them, has put hurt on so many hearts. In Durant, every resident we spoke with Friday saidthekillings wereabsolutely heartbreaking. The community is grief stricken over the killings of the two sisters in faith who committed their lives to Christianity through Catholicism. Sonny Williams is one of many Durant residents who personally knew the two victims from visiting the local clinic where thepair worked. He says the entire community is in mourning. http://carterriveraspace.rachelstevens.us/2016/08/08/some-insights-on-vital-criteria-of-vocation“I thought it was horrible. Still think it’s horrible. I think it’s one of the worst things that has ever happened in Durant,” said Sonny Williams, who knew the victims. “I think they have to be sick. http://iansanchezbest.haralsoncounty.org/2016/08/01/painless-interview-programs-recommendationsThey have to be sick to do something like that,” Williams added. “I think it’s bad. Those people never did bother anybody. They were nice folks,” said Durant resident, Jimmie Perry. The active vocation of prayer and service to others is why the community has such a love for Sister Paula and Sister Margaret.
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At the clinic, the sisters cultivated relationships with drug company representatives, who often left extra free samples and asked about how treatment was going for some patients, Dew said. Merrill saw children and adults, and helped in other ways. “We do more social work than medicine sometimes,” Merrill told The Journey. “Sometimes patients are looking for a counselor.” After Hurricane Katrina left much of the town was without power for weeks, the sisters allowed people to come to their house to cook because they had a gas stove. They were skilled in stretching resources, and routinely produced amazing dishes out of what seemed like a very small garden at their home, said Sam Sample, lay leader of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Lexington, where the sisters were members. “These ladies didn’t require any fanfare, any bells and whistles. They would just keep their nose to the grindstone, doing what had to be done,” he said. The small congregation at St. Thomas typically gathered on Thursday nights for Bible study and a meal. Held, a member of the School Sisters of St.
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Nor.s there any trace of an exception in the Fathers of the Church : they insist on the general application of the evangelical counsels, and on the importance of following them without delay; and on the other hand, they declare that the choice is free, without danger of incurring the loss of God’s favour. Vocation could be work that is outside your wage-earning sphere of activity. As lay people they remain “in the world” and often exercise careers while giving a priority in their lives to prayer, witness and service. Individual vocations vary between being single, married, consecrated, religious or a priest. Cornelius à Lapide, on whose authority St. States of life are freely chosen and at the same time providentially given by God . Each vocation is a call to follow Christ closely. But the offers of Divine Providence are several or even many, though one may be more pressing than the other; and since every good action is performed by the help of a supernatural grace which precedes and accompanies it, and since with an efficacious grace we would have done the good we have failed to accomplish, we may say, of every good that we do, that we had the vocation to do it, and of every good that we omit, either that we had not the vocation to do it, or, if we were wrong in omitting to do it, that we paid no heed to the vocation. goshes graduates work at jobs; they have careers; but they also pursue a vocation.
pope.rancis, Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013 Catechetical Series on Vocations The USC CB is pleased to highlight various ways that vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life can be promoted by featuring resources that are currently used by archdioceses and dioceses throughout the United States, or available through various organizations. This is the express teaching of St. Job, career, vocation: The difference is in the calling How many times, whether chatting with a fellow plane passenger or meeting a church visitor, have you asked, so what do you do? “, bx; EC. In the one life God gave you to live, you have one overriding purpose, to fulfil the will of God, because this is the key to your true destiny, eternal happiness. For the general conduct of life, we know that God, while guiding man, leaves him free to act, that all good actions are graces of God, and at the same time free acts, that the happiness of heaven will be the reward of good life and still the effect of a gratuitous predestination . Roland would care no more for me, if he had received a vocation. To discover and declare truth as it is, and facts as they are, is the vocation of the scholar. The solution of this question involves that of the vocation itself.