Vocation: A call from God to a distinctive state of life, in which the person can reach holiness. The Second Vatican Council made it plain that there is a "Universal call [vocatio] to holiness in the Church" (Lumen Gentium, 39). (Etym. Latin vocatio, a calling, summoning; from vocare, to call.)

We all have a vocation! We all were created by God with a purpose. Resurrection Vocation's Committee has put together the following resources to help you continue your discernment of God's path for your life. Continue reading below for information on Resurrection's adopted seminarian, Kevin Ripley.

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learn more about vocations

We all have a vocation. God calls each of us in baptism to a life of holiness. It is our job as baptized Christians to spend time discerning God's call for our lives whether it be to religious life, single life, or married life. There are many wonderful resources about vocations available, but the Diocese of Green Bay is a great place to start.


Serra USA

A Franciscan missionary Saint Junipero Serra is well known as the 18th century founder of a string of California missions. Like Saint Serra, the Serrans of today put faith into action. Whether through meetings, vocational programs, or personal involvement in school, parish and diocesan activities, Serrans accept the challenge of fostering vocations and encouraging spiritual growth.

Let St. Serra inspire us to nurture vocations and become missionaries ourselves as we work for vocations.


Read about our Seminarians

The Diocese of Green Bay has put together a wonderful booklet introducing the men in our community discerning a vocation to the priesthood. You are invited to pray with them and for them and also to get a little laugh at some of their answers!

Resurrection's Adopted Seminarian, Kevin Ripley


Parish: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Pulaski

Birth Date: October 10

Seminary: Mundelein Seminary
1000 E Maple Ave
Mundelein, IL 60060-1967


Patron: St. Thérèse of Lisieux