”, bx; EC. There are two signs of vocation: the one negative, the absence of impediment ; the other positive, a firm resolution by the help of God to serve Him in the ecclesiastical or religious state. on-line Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper 1 a : a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action; especially : a divine call to the religious life b : an entry into the priesthood or a religious order 2 a : the work in which a person is employed : occupation b : the persons engaged in a particular occupation 3 : the special function of an individual or group See vocation defined for English-language learners Examples of vocation in a sentence This isn’t just a job for me; it’s a vocation. people who follow a religious vocation He never felt a real sense of vocation. Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love. The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. The difference is how each one does this. Each of us is called to be someone and to do things it is part of human existence and discovering these things is a lifelong process of growth and change. Caspian explains very clearly the different kinds of vocation to the monastic life, in his “collation, III: De tribes abrenuntiationibus”, iii, iv, v P.L., XLIX, 560-64. Learn More HereFrancis of Sales, Epistle 742 Paris, ed. 1833.