About two years ago I was discerning a call to the priesthood. I ended up deciding it was not for me and instead chose to finish college. I am now working on my masters in accounting (studying for cpa). I do a lot of reading online and book wise when I am not studying. Through my reading I became infatuated with St. Francis of Assisi. There is a lot of peace I find with St. Francis as he ultimately brings me much closer to Christ. I will say it came during a time when I was spiritually moody concerning the liturgy (EF vs OF). I believe St. Francis came to my rescue at exactly the right time. It is ironic too since I chose St. Francis as my Patron around the time I made my first holy communion and confirmation in 2nd grade yet I am only now discovering his life (I’m 22 years old). My discovery of his life and continued education in his way of being has led me to reconsider my vocation but instead of the priesthood to religious life. I am not sure if I am called to be a priest but it is something that I can definitely think about and pray about if I were to join an order. My biggest dilemma now is if I am called to be in the First Order or Third Order (secular) of the Franciscans. I feel I could serve in both but of course being part of the First would be a greater sacrifice. I need prayers, insights, and support. How will I know what I am truly called to? Thank you in advance and Peace in Christ.