Theology 7: Christian Vocation
“The purpose of this course is to help students to understand the vocations of life: how Christ calls us to live. In this course, students should learn how all vocations are similar and how they differ. The course should be structured around married life, single life, priestly life, and consecrated life. Students should learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value in considering a vocation in service to the Christian community” – USCCB’s Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework
This course provides students with the opportunity for deep self-reflection and interiorization of the first vocation of every Christian, the universal call to holiness. Therefore, while fully respecting the freedom of the students, the course will discuss personal holiness and prayer as a response of love to Christ’s call made possible by His grace. The students will grow in self-knowledge and deepen their understanding of how Christian friendship lived as a sincere gift of self is beneficial to their daily relationships. The student will study the different vocations of life to which they could be called to make a life-long gift of self: married life, single life for the Kingdom, priestly life, or consecrated life.