VocationOn Daily Work

Motherhood as Vocation

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This article is reposted from its first publication in 2009. We’ve found these reflections to have lasting relevance, and to be well worth revisiting.   In Washington DC, it is only a matter of time before the kind woman standing next to me at a cocktail party will turn from talking with my husband and ask the inevitable,...

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Institute for Faith Vocation Culture

FaithLiturgical Reflections

On Occupation & Ashes

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Do you feel trapped in an occupation? When asked to describe the perfect job, I often find myself frustrated, exclaiming: “It doesn’t exist!” Recently, a friend confessed a dark day-dream: at least once a day he imagines that if he were to die, the world would go on fine without him. He imagines this because...

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