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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

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
Mother Teresa

When something is a vocation, you don't really make a decision about it.
Cate Blanchett

I doubt that the Lord cares much which honorable vocation you choose. But He does care if you love one another and serve one another.
Russell M. Nelson

Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.
Edith Stein
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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