Sometimes vocation springs not from joy but from trauma and grief.
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Jesus refuses at every turn to do something important, the things his neighbors thought he should do when he grew up.
But it has helped me to survive them.
How I became the kind of person who wants to do the work to which she’s called.
The remarkable, costly life of a secular saint
The weird beauty of Kay Ryan’s prose
The former poet laureate’s quirky faith is a spirituality for prankish oddballs.
How do we say yes to the call of this moment?
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “call.”
On the good days, this is the best job in the world. Yet, as I wedge my foot into my heels, I must recognize the difficulties of our vocation.
Catholic sisters and their difficult vocation
Alice McDermott ponders a mystery: How is it that women hear the calling and find the strength to love and support their neighbors?
The vocation of surviving
Patrick B. Reyes reflects on the soils that have sustained him—and those that have poisoned him.
“You’ve talked about a lot of things,” says your refiner’s fire. “Which is the one that really matters?”
Anesthesiologist Ronald W. Dworkin reminds me that going to the doctor isn’t the same as sharing a cocktail with a friend.
The isolation of Wallace Stevens
A new biography reveals the poet’s devotion to his vocation. It also reveals his loneliness.