THE PASTORAL CARE OF VOCATION
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The author is trying to answer the question regarding the solicitude for vocations in the Church. The pastoral care of vocations is about a conscious, constant, zealous and competent help to the young, so that they may live according to God's calling, discover their own vocation and get involved in living it. Such pastoral care must also present a clear and courageous vision of vocation to the new generations, must help them discern the truth of God's calling and answering it wholeheartedly. Such pastoral care presupposes a complete effort to evangelize, and consequently searching for the optimal means and methods of bringing young people to an encounter with Christ. The pastoral care of vocations is a necessity for the Christ's Church, and it will also truly determine her future. There is a need to include the preaching on vocations in the regular pastoral care. Among the main tasks of the pastoral care of vocations are: an example of life true to one's vocation; accompanying others, especially the young, on the path to discovering their vocations; leading them to a maturity in the faith; but also praying for vocations and a promotion of a culture of vocations. For an efficient pastoral care of vocations, an active cooperation of all who care about the Church is necessary.
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