Callings - How Do You Know Your Call?


I ran across this great video today from the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City.  It is a wonderful look at vocational callings, not just to the priesthood but to other careers and life situations as well. A dancer, a priest and even a professional baseball player all discuss how they are using God’s gifts in their lives to serve his people.

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So often, in my own life, I question my calling – am I responding to God in a way that is good and pleasing to Him and helpful to others?  Sometimes, I think it is very amusing that a person my age could still be asking herself, “What does God want me to be when I grow up?”  This video is a helpful guide to examining our response to His Callings. I also think this film would be great to share with our children, in our families and religious education classrooms.

Here is a bit of “official information” about the video:

A collaboration of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph and award-winning documentary filmmaker John Altman, the documentary explores the inspirations and motivations guiding each subject.

“All around us in our daily lives, we come into contact with people who seem to be, somehow, more grounded than others,” said Diocesan Vicar General Msgr. Robert Murphy, executive producer of the film. “Many of them view their careers not as a series of decisions they have made, but a response to an invitation and an acceptance of a calling,” Father Murphy said.

Among its subjects, Callings explores how faith moved Major League Baseball’s Mike Sweeney, civic leader Alvin Brooks, and marine biologist George Keiffer.


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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