“Vocation” comes from the word meaning a “call.” Each person has a vocation for their life and this vocation is what God calls you to do with that life. Everyone is called to know, love and serve God which ultimately leads to being happy with Him forever in heaven. In short, a vocation is the calling each of us receives as a gift from God on how we may serve Him and His kingdom. Yet each one does this in a different, individual way such as marriage, religious life, or the priesthood.
Ultimately discovering your vocation is a decision made through prayer, but also requires one to make an informed decision, including advice from trusted friends, family, and spiritual leaders. This page provides resources to those who may be considering a call to the consecrated, religious or priestly life.
There are links provided to various resources to help in your own vocation discernment: