WHAT IT MEANS
To fail in followmg one's vocation, is either to ignore God's design over oneself, or not to know it, or to know it only in a confused or incomplete manner. This is the case with persons in the world having good pious dispositions that fit them for the religious life, but remain in the world, because they do not see religious, or know anything about them, and have no opportunity, or no means to become religious. Good conduct and a pious life will supply, in their regard, the vocation they could not embrace for want of sufficient light, knowledge, or opportunity.
-F. Girardey, C.SS.R.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.