If the Fall had not happened, would there have been consecrated life (priests and nuns) in the Garden of Eden?
Or would life in the Garden of Eden have involved human marriage for everyone?
If the latter is true, then is it fair to say that people called to the consecrated life are experiencing a “Plan B” of sorts since they were created originally for human marriage? Does this account for why people struggle discerning the call to religious life? In a way, consecrated life calls us to desire something we were not originally created to do? (i.e. forego human marriage)?