I have noticed an interesting pattern going on in my spiritual walk. Namely, a growing curiosity for the consecrated vocations.
Each period of curiosity usually leads me to researching different religious orders. This is normally a short lived period and gives way to a longer fascination with the vocation of Consecrated Virginity. Each time I go through these phases, Consecrated Virginity always “sticks”.
I’ve been open to the possibility of religious life since my mid-late teens around the time when the thought first occurred and have been keeping my eyes open for signs since then. It seemed clear then that God wasn’t calling me to act yet but simply develop my capacity to love in many different ways. I later learned about Consecrated Virginity and has been added to my “radar”.
Anyways, back to what I was saying earlier, these episodes of curiosity started around late teens and came and went occasionally but I just let God lead me in ordinary life. As of the last two or so years however, these episodes have been more frequent and always lead me back to Consecrated Virginity. This vocation has been in my mind to some extent for the past two years. Maybe this is a hint I should start considering it as a serious possibility…
So, this leads me to a few questions I have (especially if you are a consecrated virgin yourself):