are their other ways besides the order of virgins or being a hermit?
all I know is that I definitely have no desire to be married, on the other hand, I also don’t necessarily feel called to full religious life. so I have been exploring my options
my strongest desire is to be single in the world and take a vow of celibacy of some kind. I suppose my only option is to find a secular third order, unless there is another way to be a consecrated single
I don’t think I would qualify to be a consecrated virgin, due to some past unchastity, even though it was not loss of virginity in the traditional sense, but I think it would still feel a bit dishonest.
tried to talk to my spiritual director about it but he kind of just gave me a vague answer that wasn’t very helpful