A lot of people who enter the seminary or Religious order end up leaving. I know 4 people who this has happened to. When I speak to them they say that they feel a tremendous fear, but they do not know what they are fearing.
I spoke to a Franciscan priest and he told me the reason why they have a 35 year old age limit is because people who enter who are older than this usually end up leaving.
Does anyone have any explanation for this. I have spoken to several people, mostly clergy and even a Bishop and they are all clue-less.
Just looking for some insight.