Vocations

Welcome to the Vocations site of the Christchurch Diocese.

He who does little, but in a state to which God calls him, does more than he who labours much, but in a state which he has thoughtlessly chosen.”

– St Augustine

 

“A vocation is the calling or destiny we have in this life and hereafter. God has created the human person to love and serve him; the fulfillment of this vocation is eternal happiness. Christ calls the faithful to the perfection of holiness. The vocation of the laity consists in seeking the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God’s will. Priestly and religious vocations are dedicated to the service of the Church as the universal sacrament of salvation.”

– Cathechism of the Catholic Church