Pope Benedict XVI, repeating the words of Pope John Paul II, challenges young people with these words of wisdom: "Today, with great strength and great conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything."
The Augustinians witness to community living and are involved in ministry in over forty nations.
This section provides some basic information about joining them.
The universal baptismal commitment of all Christians.
Do you know what God is calling you to do? Use the following readings from Saint Paul to find out more about your calling in the Body of Christ!
- Find out more about the gifts of the Holy Spirit - 1 Corinthians chapter 12
- Different services are to be done by different persons - Romans chapter 12
- Higher gifts for God's people (the fivefold ministry) - Ephesians 4:11
To find out more about your calling in the Catholic Church, read the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christifideles Laici, of John Paul II on the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and the World. Go to:
Wondering about a vocation? This site from the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia may be able to assist you.
Vision magazine. This magazine is for persons wondering if they have a vocation. It is published annually by the National Religious Vocation Conference (United States of America), is the most comprehensive resource available for those seeking information on religious life.