Tree artwork depicts the myriad of unique ways of life
which, in accord with the plan of the Lord Jesus, make up
the life of the Church. Rooted and grounded in the
holiness, the Christian discerns a particular
life vocation with
its inherent mission: the
lay – activity in
the world; the
men and women — special
conformity to Christ, chaste, poor and obedient. Displayed
by the array of branches on the tree, the Holy Spirit
“establishes the Church as an organic communion in the
diversity of vocations, charisms and
“These state of life vocations are at the service of one another, for the growth of the Body of Christ in history and for its mission in the world.” (VC 31) The fruits of the Spirit are evident in the myriad of occupations and activities (i.e., personal avocations) pursued by the baptized and depicted by the fruit and leaves of the tree.
Each individual Christian is uniquely called by God, beginning at Baptism, to go into the world and to bear much fruit. The Vocation Tree helps to illustrate that this unique, individual vocation given to each Christian embodies many components.
Vocation Tree materials are designed for instruction of the Catholic faithful. See ordering information for products designed for package use.