Sunday, November 02, 2014
Thank you for your interest in joining Holy Vocations. As stated on the blog, Holy Vocations Blog consists "of people discerning vocations to the religious life. There are people here that are thinking of the priesthood and those that are thinking of becoming nuns or religious sisters... If you are discerning a vocation to be a priest, nun, religious sister, monk, deacon or if you are currently in formation, then I invite you to join this blog."
Each member of the Holy Vocations Blog must accept the following pledge. This pledge is simply to ensure that contributors are faithful Catholics rather than dissenting ones. Please read the pledge and if you accept it, please inform Matthew, the Founder of Holy Vocations Blog. Contact him via email: acatholiclife[at]gmail[dott]com.
All members of this blog are completely faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We each pledge our loyalty and obedience to the Catholic Faith and adhere to all the rules and regulations of the Catholic Faith, which have been taught and passed down to the Faithful through the past generations. We have read and support the Oath Against Modernism by Pope St. Pius X. All of us are spiritually united in our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Eucharist, and the Communion of Saints. We pledge our lives to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Holy Vocations loves contributions. There is no requirement as to the frequency of posts; post whenever you have time. You can post updates about your vocation, news stories on ordinations, links to orthodox religious orders, etc. In your posts, however, we ask you only to add one label to each post. In particular, please only use your display name as the label. This way, readers can search for your posts with the click of a button. It is more user-friendly. The only other label used will be "Blogging" and that is to be used if you were to change the background music, ask about the blog's template, etc. It is just used for discussing the blog in general.
St. Paul specifically calls all Christians to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17). For without prayer, we can hope to gain nothing from God. For this reason, all members of Holy Vocations Blog should live a life of dedicated prayer. It is highly encouraged that all members of the blog attend Mass as often as possible as well as pray the Divine Office [Lauds, Vespers, and Compline] and Rosary daily. In addition, all members of the blog should say a prayer daily for holy vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Specifically, all members of Holy Vocations Blog should pray daily for each other, if not by name, then at least say a prayer for the general intention of "the members of Holy Vocations Blog".
If you would still like to join the blog (and I certainly hope you do!) then please email Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org. After informing an administrator of your acceptance of the pledge and desire to still join the blog you will be sent an automatic invitation by Blogger. Follow the instructions in the email by Blogger to join the blog.
For your first post, please write an introduction post. Call it "Introductions: Your Name or Screenname". If you could, write a little about yourself, why you joined the blog, what you hope to get out of this group blog, and about your own vocation. Thank you for joining! Please keep us updated on your vocation!
Laudetur Jesus Christus,