In.he case of most men, no Divine decree, logically anterior to the knowledge of their free actions, assigns to them this or that particular profession. Those who belong to a religious order not only follow the evangelical counsels for themselves, but are accepted by the Church, more or less officially, to represent in religious society the practice of the rules of perfection; and to offer it to God as a part of public worship. Fortunately, God always takes us where we are and so our concern should be only where does he want me to go from here, and not anguish over the past. View more VISION Videos . or is that choice governed by special rules? Nonetheless, our faith assures us that God is always communicating his will to us. We derive our knowledge of the will of God, that will which demands our obedience, which approves some of our acts, and esteems some more highly than others, from Holy Scripture and Tradition, by making use of the twofold light which God has bestowed upon us, faith and reason. College is often a time when this synthesis of discerning faith and a lifers work begins in earnest.
Patrick Barnes in California. Recently, Patrick’s parents Mark and Bonnie Barnes visited Holy Name Medical Center to help award this quarter’s recipients at the Medical Center and talk about the vital role of nursing in today’s health care system. Two Pascack Valley residents were among the nurses recognized Joseph Scarano, of Emerson, and Caryn Bart, of River Vale. interview attirePhotos Courtesy of Holy Name Medical Center Pictured, from left, are: Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of the Daisy Foundation; Sheryl Slonim, Holy Name Medical Center; award winner Caryn Bart, Holy Name Medical Center; Sheryl Ann Syby, Holy Name Medical Center; and Mark Barnes, co-founder of The Daisy Foundation. When Patrick was hospitalized with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia, an auto-immune disease, his parents experienced the “height of emotions the worst and best of times. We wanted to tell the story of how you impacted us nurses touch their patients and families so profoundly,” Bonnie Barnes told a conference hall full of Holy Name nurses, supervisors and administrators. “You make the world a better place,” Mark Barnes said. To date, Daisy Awards have been given to 65,000 nurses among 2,200 participating health care providers across the country. Each facility awards a varying number of nurses at different intervals during the year. Every recipient receives a certificate proclaiming “Extraordinary Nurse,” a Daisy Award pin, a hand-carved serpentine stone sculpture, and several boxes of cinnamon rolls, based on Patrick’s request that his father bring him some when he otherwise lacked an appetite. At Holy Name, three nurses are recognized every quarter.
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Ambrose,.De viduis”, xii, xiii P.L., XVI, 256, 259; St. A vocation is a calling that merges our mission in life with gods mission on earth. It keeps inviting us to turn toward God by aligning our will with God’s will. When we encourage young people to think about their future, we too often limit their vision to a specific career. Bernard insists on the dangers incurred by those who have decided to embrace the religious life and still remain in the world. For the reasons given above we cannot accept the definition of Lessius ; “Vocation is an affection, an inward force which makes a man feel impelled to enter the religious state, or some other state of life” De state vita deligendo, n. 56. And yet, whatever his profession or condition, man is not abandoned by Providence: “As the Lord has distributed to every one, as God bath called every one, so let him walk” 1 Corinthians 7:17 . Other writers, such as Gary II, n. 148-50, after having stated that it is a grace fault to enter the religious state when conscious of not having been called, correct themselves in a remarkable manner by adding, “unless they have a firm resolution to fulfil the duties of their state”. If this were the case, God, who is infinitely good, would make His will known to every man in a way which could not be misunderstood.