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I'm a 17yr old female high school sr and just over 3 wks ago I started feeling called to the religious life. Its a long story but I'm now torn about whether or not I should go to college, how to tell my parents (1 is jewish, the other is very catholic), and how to go about finding an order. I know I should have a spiritual director but I don't exactly know how to go about that without going through my mom which would take telling her which I don't think i want to do until i've talked with a priest. I do have access to a car so i can take myself places if need be. I'm afraid if i wait to long I'll fall from the path to which i'v being called. I have a good relationship with my parents and I'm sure they'd support me in anything I choose but Iv never been comfortable talking about my personal feelings with them...i dont know why...because I talk to them about other stuff all the time. I guess im rambling. Thanks for any advice.

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if i did go to college I've wanted to study philosophy for some time and maybe a foreign language. I'm afraid of college debt tho holding me back when i graduate.
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Old Sep 18, '10, 1:30 pm
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I'm a 17yr old female high school sr and just over 3 wks ago I started feeling called to the religious life. Its a long story but I'm now torn about whether or not I should go to college, how to tell my parents (1 is jewish, the other is very catholic), and how to go about finding an order. I know I should have a spiritual director but I don't exactly know how to go about that without going through my mom which would take telling her which I don't think i want to do until i've talked with a priest. I do have access to a car so i can take myself places if need be. I'm afraid if i wait to long I'll fall from the path to which i'v being called. I have a good relationship with my parents and I'm sure they'd support me in anything I choose but Iv never been comfortable talking about my personal feelings with them...i dont know why...because I talk to them about other stuff all the time. I guess im rambling. Thanks for any advice.

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if i did go to college I've wanted to study philosophy for some time and maybe a foreign language. I'm afraid of college debt tho holding me back when i graduate.
Talk with your priest. At the least, he can find you a spiritual director and suggest an order that might be suitable for you. Pray, pray and, then, pray some more. Keep your mind, your heart, your eyes and your ears open.
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