I had recently posted a topic called "A Story and a Calling", and have been discerning the priesthood for the last couple years of my life. I met with my Diocese's vocations director today and felt more "at home" than I think I ever have in a long time in my life. Granted, I am still discerning a possible vocation, but feel really called to the Diocesan priesthood. Now, in my previous thread, I had wrote how a friend of mine took her life. Now, she used to get caught up in cults and the like. Now, I'm not sure how many of you out there believe in devil possessions or the like (I'm not talking about Hollywood exorcisms), but I truly believe that they happen, and have always had a strong interest in studying the rite of exorcism, demonology, and witchcraft according to the Church.
I'd like to ask if there is any Catholic "orders" (groups, organizations, etc...) in the Church that study such things, train exorcists, or, in my case, just have questions about discerning the life of an exorcist. I know most exorcists are not "full-time" exorcists, and that is not what I feel called to do. But I know many exorcists are trained well in the human psyche, and know the differences between actual possessions and people who may be ill in some other fashion, and this has always really interested me. Ever since my friend took her life, I've always felt a certain "something" to occultist organizations that claim possessions and such, by "something" I don't mean hate because I believe in loving your enemy no matter what, but a certain "need to do something to prevent future occultists from doing the same things.
Thank you for the information.