1st- Can one become a consecrated Virgin if one has a mental illness? I have severe to moderate OCD ( I don’t do hand washing or anything like that, just thoughts, scruples, fears), which is mainly why I am not pursuing a full on religious vocation; I know I need to have a doctor that I can see frequently. Would this be an impediment to the Consecrated Virgin vocation?
2nd- Due to my OCD I have issues with confession. I go very, very often and almost always feel like I left something out. I have anxiety, but I can work just fine. I can support myself, and have about a year left in nursing school. It’s just mainly, I tend to make my confessions sound terrible because I feel if I don’t make them super dark I am afraid I am being too lenient with myself. Would this be an issue?
3rd- I am a virgin, but I have in the past sinned against purity in other ways. I have never partied, had alcohol, cigarettes, or anything like that. I’ve always lived a quiet life ( home to school to work) kind of life because my family is very strict, but would my sins be an impediment? They’ve always been private and I have not sinned against purity in any way recently.
4th- If I were able to become a consecrated virgin, could I move to another country? My family is originally not from the US, and if my parents were to move, they would want me to come with them. Would that be a possibility?
Thank you in advance!