Okay, I realize that's a very odd question and that the straightforward answer is probably "No." But let me give some background information and explain:
In short, I've been giving more thought to my vocation, and I find myself full of uncertainty and in need of assistance in finding the direction I should go.
I'm 22 years old, I've graduated from college, and I have a job - I feel like I ought to have this figured out by now, but I don't. I've been feeling more and more lately like God is calling me to be a nun. I've never been in a romantic relationship with anyone, and the older I get the more I feel like I probably never will. I love my job as a zookeeper, but I don't want to turn my back on God's calling for me. So my question is, is there any way I can work with animals and be part of a religious order? I'm very much attracted to the idea of living in a supportive Catholic community where I can grow in my faith and commitment to prayer. Are there any orders that are involved in conservation and/or animal care? Perhaps one that runs an animal sanctuary or something like that? Is there any way to follow both a calling to work with God's creation and a calling to religious life?
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!