Very goog, going straight to the heart of the Chuch. That is a noble desire. You obviously know that is where good orthodox change needs to occur. Keep up the good work, Christ is making you into a fine soldier!!
I'm glad everything went well, better than you expected. AND I'm excited for you to be discerning a religious vocation, I will continue to pray for you and ask God to lead you in the direction He wants you to go. What orders are you drawn to if you don't mind me asking, you're a writer, so I would guess Carmelites? or not.
I am so excited for you Jeanne! Divine Mercy Sunday Confirmation! That is very special!!
I worked in a Life Teen group for a couple of years and I would always tell the teens that their Saints chose them and not the other way around! Which I think is true, I had heard that from a religious, I think it was Mother Angelica, anyway, God Bless You even more and I will be praying for you on your special day!!!
I read your posted question about being slain in the spirit. I hope you don't mind me sharing yet another experience with you. I have been slain in the spirit on a few occasions, the most profound was at a healing mass. Being slain in the spirit is a gift given at the time, so are tears and laughter. It is not a possessed gift. It feels different for everyone really, generally though it is a peaceful surrender and it feels like every care, worry, and struggle you've ever had has completely washed away. I used to belong to a beautiful and special charismatic prayer group that was orthodox. Being slain in the spirit does not make you more special or gifted than another, all gifts should be respected and upheld as Gods delight in expressing them throughout His body.
If you don't already have a picture of St. Padre Pio on your wall I would encourage you to get one and put him up.
St. Pio is and has been a great help to me, ask him to intercede in prayer for you. Also, reading the bible.