Episode 2: Finding Your Own Catholic Identity/Vocation
Episode Highlights


  1. Quote from Catherine of Siena: "When you are who you are called to be you will set the world ablaze."

  2. Statement from Bishop Bruskewitz on the single life:  "Single people, who have chosen to remain unmarried for the sake of the kingdom (Matthew 19:12), are available for many apostolates. These single people can be lay missionaries, dedicated to helping the sick, all with a greater intensity than would otherwise be possible."

The Kitchen Madonna

The Kitchen Madonna:
Patroness of The Catholic View for Women

Mary was not only Jesus' Mother, but also a housewife. Her utensils are earthly and heavenly symbols. The key represents the safety in the house and also the way into heaven. The kettle symbolizes nourishment for body and soul. The broom represents cleanliness in the home and in thoughts and deeds. 
Available from EWTN Religious Catalogue
The Magnificat
Magnificat is a lavishly printed, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid, of more than 400 pages.

Magnificat can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer.
Available at Magnificat
Consider praying the Divine Office on a daily basis. 
The Divine Office provides psalms and prayers to be prayed at different times of the day. 
See www.divineoffice.org.

Discussion Questions
  • What is your vocation?
  • What is the difference between a vocation verses a career or job?
  • How did you choose your vocation?
  • Has your vocation changed over the years?
  • What does "spiritual motherhood" mean to you?
  • How has your vocation been influenced by the culture or cultural expectations?
  • Was there ever a time when you considered a call to the religious life?
  • Do you have a spiritual director?
  • If you don't, ask around at your parish and explore the topic of spiritual direction in your life.
Janet's Homework Assignment
Janet's Homework

Read the Apostolic Letter from Pope John Paul II  - Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women).

Click here to read Mulieris Dignitatem (PDF).