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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

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

Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.
P. T. Barnum

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
Honore de Balzac
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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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