Originally Posted by Holly3278
Hey everyone. I am asking for recommendations of lay and secular religious orders. I am a contemplative person but I also really want to engage in missionary work. I have a great desire to bring conversion to many people or at least to plant the seeds of conversion. Which lay or secular religious order would be best for me?
Whichever one you are attracted to. There is a sticky at the top of this forum which lists the secular orders.
Dominicans "contemplate and give to others the fruits of your contemplation".
Third Order members "bloom where they're planted". Charity begins at home. You can live the life of a contemplative while everyone is out of the house, and God will lead souls to you when you are out of the house. A smile means more to some people than money.