I wanted to thank you for your support and encouragement over the summer as I was exploring pursuing a lay vocation. I prayed that God would send information my way, but I forgot to tell him to send it slowly. I've been flooded. I've been in contact with some Lay Camillians, Lay Marianists, and Lay Dominicans. Given my career as a physician and bioethicist as well as my scholarly interest in mariology, making a decision is going to be most difficult. I have gotten some information from other groups as well that I am not as familiar with at the moment. I've read about the secular servites, and now, I've gotten some literature on the Dames of Malta, the Legion of Mary, and several ecumenical groups (ecumenical franciscans, ecumenical knights and dames of malta, etc.). Lastly, someone was promoting becoming a Benedictine oblate just the other day. I'm confused to say the least. Am I allowed to join an ecumenical group? What is the Dames of Matla or Legion of Mary? People have also said that I should just be in more than one, which I didn't even think was possible. Any insight you all could give would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your help!