Hello... for those of you who didn't see my last post on vocations... it is here -> forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=519470
Well now here we go with this problem. So, a couple days ago... I had a session with my spiritual director and one of the topics that came up was college and my life after high school. One of the points he had made in this conversation was that one of the biggest dangers a discerner can face in college is moving away from God and risking secularization that could harm a discerner's discernment process and even turn the discerner away from his or her vocation. He recommended going to a catholic college and having a spiritual director while there. Now... when I got home, I discussed the session with my mom, just to get her take on it and because (as you can see in my previous post) because I have been directed in past sessions to actively include my parents in discernment. Much to my surprise, she became quite upset when I mentioned the dangers of secularization. She became quite offended in fact. She went on a rant how secularization is fine and is actually beneficial in today's society and that it wouldn't hurt me as a discerner or as a priest or brother if I took that route. She seemed to think that if God really were calling me, I would be able to hear and follow that call without having religion as a central part of my life or an active prayer life. She went on to say that keeping religion as too much a part of my college years might "hurt" the experience gained there and would limit me as a person. These are the same objections she has raised to going to a college seminary which is something i have been considering doing... This shocked me and really did hurt me. In the past I have had a really good relationship with my parents, especially with my mom, but after this, I must admit, I am almost afraid to talk to her about my discernment process or religion in general. Am I taking this too personally? What should I do?