Its being almost 10 years now as I write that I have been discerning a clerical religious life and in this period I have gotten a first degree in Physics and MBA as second. I am currently a teacher in a college here in India. I do noticed that when am away from home as (in a foreign country as i am at the moment) as compared to when I am at home (my country) my yearning for the priesthood increases geometrically and sometimes I lose focus and that is my present situation. I cant explain the reason for this, maybe because my Mum has being strictly against it way back in 2005.
I am a devout Catholic, I have a good prayer life and I know deep down within me that I have a calling to priesthood. Please can anybody tell which religious orders opens their doors to foreigners from Africa. I have tried to contact all the Jesuits provinces here in India, they have really being unhelpful even to listen and give and advice seems burdensome to them. I get no replies to emails and when I call, they keep saying I will speak to provincial about it and this has been going on for about 3 weeks now. When I tried to attend their “come and see” vocational camp program to further my discernment, I was simply discouraged from attending even when I clearly state that I would be fully responsible for all my needs. Though am drawn to Jesuits because of their focus on education and social justice and well as preaching the word, I think their should be more orders with this same focus because as it seems now, I am really not happy with the way they went about everything, the most painful part being that they didn’t even listen to me the moment I am not Indian.
Please any advice on a religious order who accepts foreigner would do me a lot of good. I am really burdened, though I am very comfortable materially with nice salary package but yet I feel really unfilled. I know for sure something huge is missing in my life. I would be 26 by June, 2015.