The Catholic Chaplaincy is committed to supporting students to discover their unique calling in life through regular groups, talks/workshops, and accompaniment.
First and foremost, we seek to enable students to recognise every human person has a calling or 'vocation'. Made in the image of God, “Vocation is the divine invitation to this self-realization according to this image, and is unique-singular-unrepeatable precisely because this image is inexhaustible. Every creature expresses and is called to express a particular aspect of the thought of God. There he finds his name and his identity; he affirms and ensures his freedom and originality.”
“Just as holiness is for all the baptized in Christ, so there exists a specific vocation for every living person; and just as the first is rooted in Baptism, so is the second connected to the simple fact of existing. The vocation is the providential thought of the Creator for every creature, it is his idea-plan, like a dream found in God’s heart, because the creature is found in his heart. God the Father wants this to be different and specific for each living person.”
New Vocations for a New Europe, In Verbo tuo, Vatican 1997
Each person is entrusted with a task or mission. In the words of Cardinal Newman:
"God has created me to do Him some definie service. He has committed some work to me whisch He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. God has not created me for naught. I shall do good. I shall do God's work".
Wondering what God is calling you to do with your life?
30th October after 10.30am mass: Presentation of Samuel Group at Newman House
20th November: Open Afternoon, 2.30-5.30pm, in Kensington
4th December: 1st Samuel Group Meeting at 2.30-5.30pm, in Newman House
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