A Monastic Vocation
Vocation comes from the Latin word meaning ‘to call’.
Basically, a monastic vocation means that God calls us and we say ‘yes’ to him, following Jesus Christ and in trying to do his will in all the circumstances of our lives. Jesus called the disciples to follow him. Following Christ means trying to be like him, and shaping our attitudes, habits and ways of thinking, speaking and action so that he may be glorified in all that we are and do.