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Definition of Vocation

Vocation

  1. A call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business, or profession.
  2. Destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession.
  3. A calling by the will of God.
  4. The bestowment of God's distinguishing grace upon a person or nation, by which that person or nation is put in the way of salvation; as, the vocation of the Jews under the old dispensation, and of the Gentiles under the gospel.
  5. A call to special religious work, as to the ministry.

Vocation Quotations

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Viktor E. Frankl

My Vocation is my Vacation. I love what I do.
Nick Cannon

My hobbies just sort of gradually became my vocation.
Al Yankovic

The old and honorable idea of 'vocation' is simply that we each are called, by God, or by our gifts, or by our preference, to a kind of good work for which we are particularly fitted.
Wendell Berry

The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
Emma Goldman
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Vocation Translations

vocation in Dutch is beroep
vocation in French is vocation
vocation in German is Berufung
vocation in Italian is appello
vocation in Swedish is kall, yrke
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