God never ceases to keep us guessing! Just when we thought we had the world (and God) figured out, we find ourselves unexpectedly called to go where we never would have imagined possible. The “God of Surprises” can call even the most unlikely of us to do great things! A poor, uneducated fisherman – a “sinful man” at that – called to become a fisher of persons, the “Rock” upon which Christ will build His Church, the first pope? This bronze plaque honors the power and meaning of vocation. It will be a great gift for all those young (and maybe not so young) women and men called to “make a difference” in profound ways.
A Solid Bronze Plaque for Seminarians and Nuns
Measuring 10.8 inches high and 9.5 inches wide, this solid bronze plaque has a notch on the back to allow for easy hanging on the wall at home, school, or office. This solid bronze plaque – conceived and cast by a world-renowned master gold-smith – is a wonderful gift for a son, brother, nephew or grandson becoming a priest or minister, or for a daughter, sister, niece or granddaughter becoming a nun.
The Essence of Vocation Cast in Bronze
This plaque depicts Jesus telling the disciples to put their ship out into deep water and to cast their nets. When Peter sees the “rich” (in fact, miraculously superabundant) catch, he falls to his knees and pleads with Jesus to leave him, for he knows he is “a sinful man.” It is precisely here in Peter’s actions that we see the essence of vocation: In humbly acknowledging who and what we are, we make it possible for the Lord to call us, to encourage us, to be and accomplish more than we could ever have imagined or thought possible. This plaque is the essence of vocation cast in bronze.