A Spirituality of Food & Farming with Fred Kirschenmann

I journeyed up to the Stone Barn Center for Food & Agriculture with Claire Alsup, Director of Business Development for Yolele Foods, to interview Fred Kirschenmann, the “philosopher farmer” who wrote one of my favorite books on ecology (not that I read a ton of them) and the most interesting title for a theological essay ever: Theological Reflections While Castrating a […]

Russell Shaw: A Prophetic Voice for Personal Vocation

Russell Shaw was one of the first Catholics to highlight the importance of personal vocation and has done so consistently for over 25 years. In this podcast, Shaw discusses how the paradigm of personal vocation is essential for helping laypersons realize their proper place as builders of God’s Kingdom on earth and for eliminating clericalism […]

Chris Stefanick on I AM ___ Rewrite your Name, ReRoute your Life

Many of us cling to lies about ourselves that become false names and false identities. St. Peter, absorbed in his own shame, shrunk from Jesus when first called by him: “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord” (Luke 5:8). But Jesus confronted Peter’s false identity of being a mere “sinful man” […]

Prayer for Personal Vocation

Prayer for Personal Vocation Father of Mercy, You called every creature into being, and continue to call them to Yourself through your Son, Jesus Christ. You call each person in a special way from the first moment of existence to an unrepeatable vocation, To be priest, prophet, and king of all creation, To a personal […]

Culture of Vocation: Part 1

Challenges to Building a Culture of Vocation Part 1 – Our Culture of Calculation The Curious Case of the Sadistic Poker Player of Discernment God is not a Sadistic poker player. Yet this is the image that many young people unknowingly have of him. He holds the cards of our lives in his hands. He knows the secret […]

Homeschool Course on Vocational Discernment: Syllabus

Discerning Personal Vocation A Course in Ethics Offered by Mary Seat of Wisdom Classical Community Fall Semester, 2017 – Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm Joshua Miller, Ph.D. Course Overview After looking at contemporary culture and its impact on vocational discernment, we consider how God uniquely designs each person and how that design orients […]

Vocation of Business

Putting A Stamp on Creation The Greek word for “character”, charaktíra, referred to the stamp or impress used on a coin or seal. Nature is the seal. What kind of stamp will you imprint on it? Vincent Van Gogh said that “Art is man added to nature … nature, reality, truth, but with a significance, […]

The Culture of Me

FOREWORD Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person Growing up has never been easy, and some would describe it as a lifelong process. But whether we define “growing up” as something that only ends when we die, or whether we think of it as those years of adolescence and young adulthood when a character […]

Dr. Joshua Miller — Interview with Teresa Tomeo on the book “Unrepeatable”

Dr. Joshua Miller, co-founder of Inscape, discusses his new book with Luke Burgis on Teresa Tomeo’s popular radio show on EWTN and Ave Maria Radio, “Catholic Connection”. Teresa Tomeo reflects on her own personal vocation and how she came to be a radio host with her own Catholic show, and there is engaging dialogue between […]

Prayer for Personal Vocation

This prayer for personal vocation is a prayer that each person may discover, embrace, and live out their unique, personal vocation in the world. Please pray with us for the cultivation of all vocations, across every state of life, that each person might discern and live out their calling. If we cultivate the seeds of […]