Hey everyone. I am looking for some examples of saints and non-saints who were devout that were considered to be mentally ill but who somehow made it into a convent or monastery anyway.
The reason I post this is because I have this strong feeling that I am called to be a nun. However, I think that most convents would reject me due to my mental illness even though it is relatively well managed through medication. In fact, I honestly think that if I were to become a nun, I would do much better as far as my mental illness goes. I don't know if I am right about this or not but sometimes I feel like my dissatisfaction with myself (which is a major part of my mental illness) is due to the fact that I have not yet followed God's plan for me and entered a convent.
Also, is there any hope whatsoever for a person to become a nun once they have recovered enough from mental illness? I have depression and borderline personality disorder. Both are fairly well managed with medication and I am improving with treatment. Both illnesses generally have a very good prognosis if it is treated with medication and therapy and I am in therapy as well. So, if I fully recovered from my mental illness to the point where I didn't have to take medicine and engage in therapy anymore, would there be any chance of a convent accepting me or would I have very little if any chance due to my history of mental illness?