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Vocation

Why I find great joy in being a cancer surgeon

Joy is the reward for fulfilling the purpose we were made for.

7 Patron saints of writers, journalists and authors

Turn to these heavenly intercessors the next time you need inspiration.

They were planning their wedding, until God called them to religious life

A priest and religious sister recall how their love story led them to another vocation.

5 Celebrities who considered religious life before they were famous

They eventually chose a different path, but their Catholic upbringing was still a powerful influence.

The conversation that changed a high school lifeguard’s life forever

Our seemingly ordinary words and actions can have lasting impact on another person's life.

Two Orthodox Christian monks go viral with cover of Iron Maiden song

YouTube captured the guitar-playing brothers playing “Wasting Love” on the monastery grounds.

4 Ways music prepares you for medical school

If you're a musician, you might have a future in medicine ...

Former Catholic priest finds new calling building reasonably priced caskets

Mark Coen considers his new vocation another kind of service.

Former Kentucky quarterback pursues vocation as a missionary

Patrick Towles decides to give up his dream of the NFL to pursue a new calling.

A whole town where the Gospel is just part of life — it’s not a fairytale, but a reality

The founder of the lay Focolare Movement wanted ordinary people to have the earthly delight that monks enjoy.