a job, profession or work that requires special commitment. Vocational training or vocational education are terms use to describe programs available to prepare people to qualify for jobs. definition of vocation defined definition of vocational training defined definition of vocational education defined
A divine call or summons to the religious life persuades a person he or she has a vocation. The call may be to the religious life generally or to a particular expression of the religious life. Return to Theme
The bestowment of God's distinguishing grace upon a person or nation, by which that person or nation is put in the way of salvation; as, the vocation of the Jews under the old dispensation, and of the Gentiles under the gospel.
In religious terminology, a calling from God to some particular living out of the believer's baptismal commitment. This calling is to a way of life rather than to a particular job. One particular Christian vocation would be to the religious life. For further information see Entering the Community.
In baptism each person is called by God to follow Jesus in a life of holiness and service. This call may be lived out indifferent vocations: in marriage, as a single person, or as a priest, brother or sister.