Would like to bring up a subject which have seen different advice
stated by various Catholic religious figures. I was listening to
Sister Rosalind Moss (she heads Daughters of Mary, Mother of
Her Hope) a while back on EWTN. And I listened closely as she
thought we had really only 2 vocations in life . And that was the
was the religious life or married life. She made a point of it-so am
pretty sure heard Sister correctly. I do not necessarily disagree-
as respect Sister Rosalind a lot.
But take the example below- am a male in my 50’s who lives in
Reno, Nevada. I am a life long Catholic who tries (but many times
fails) in trying to lead my life through Christ the best that can with
the talents given me. I have never been blessed by marriage but
am very happy and do not feel left out that have never been mar-
ried. In fact have been very blessed in my life.
In situations like myself-does the church expect that I try to marry?
Or shouldn’t I keep on the way that my life has gone this far? Trying
o serve and love to the best of my ability through Christ’s love.
Would be open to marriage or the religious life i f called-but that it is
possible that have not been called for either. Since am 54 years old-
just don’t expect to wake up some day soon and say should be have
I guess the question is basically. If you are a faithful Catholic and
have not had a chance to be married/or a calling to the religious life. And
you are fulfilled with the single life-in serving Christ in the church. Is it
possible that Christ has called you to be single for your entire life.
Have heard contrary advice on this matter.
Would appreciate the readers take on this.
Timothy From Reno