The woman’s desire to become a nun is an example of vocation.
The hard work done by a charity worker accepting little or no money is an example of a vocation.
Origin of vocation
- Middle English vocacioun divine call to a religious life from Old French vocation from Latin vocātiō vocātiōn- a calling from vocātus past participle of vocāre to call wekw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French vocation < Latin vocātiō.