All are called to live their life joined to Christ in Baptism. For many, single life becomes the best way to fulfill their vocation whether being “single” is a choice or a circumstance.
Accepting the vocation of the single life means choosing to serve God as a member of the laity. Single persons serve the Christian family through acts of love and service, in a variety of lay ministries. Living a single life invites individuals to make a difference in their community and world as Jesus did.
By Emily Stimpson - OSV Newsweekly, 7/24/2011
That’s the question a good many unmarried Catholics have about their single state in life. And its answer is one upon which Catholics of good faith sometimes disagree.
Those who argue that it’s not a vocation point to the magisterial writings of the Church, including the Catechism of the Catholic Church, noting that nowhere will you find any mention of a “single vocation.” Those who take the opposite point of view make reference to the large numbers of singles living in the world and say it must be a vocation, that people are living it right before our eyes.